Think & Behave Better Approach


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy!

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and how does it measure up against the other types of therapies available?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most universally studied and utilized therapy in the world (David, Cristea, Hofman, 2018). It focuses on how our thoughts impact our emotions and behaviors. It is a structured-approach that is used to treat a variety of mental health challenges and disorders (Fenn, Byrne, 2013) but you do not have to have a clinical diagnosis of anxiety or depression or any diagnosis for that matter to benefit from applying Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques to your life. We send so much grateful energy and credit to Dr. Aaron Beck who is the founding father of CBT research & theory.

Understanding how your thoughts impact your feelings and behaviors are essential to identifying the challenges underneath it all. Pin-pointing things like core beliefs that no longer serve you or cognitive “distortions” (what I call “blockages”) within your thought patterns increases your awareness of the impact that these types or thoughts or behaviors have on your life. Triggers or what I like to call “stuck points” are also important to uncover and understand more about. Stuck points can be people or places. Stuck points can be things or thoughts. Stuck points can also arise from certain activities or situations. Triggers can leave you feeling helpless, worthless, and so many other emotions but they are manageable; and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy really seeks to equip people with the tools to manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

& That is why I love the Think & Behave better collection! All of the toolkits in this collection are inspired by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. These hands-on tools are an introduction to some of the most universally useful therapeutic techniques on the books, all at your fingertips for use in your own space and your own time! Head over to our toolkits & classes section to learn more!


    Fenn K, Byrne M. The key principles of cognitive behavioural therapy. InnovAiT. 2013;6(9):579-585.      


    David D, Cristea I, Hofmann SG. Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is the Current Gold Standard of Psychotherapy.      Front Psychiatry. 2018 Jan 29;9:4. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00004. PMID: 29434552; PMCID: PMC5797481.