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Breaking the Cycle: Using CBT to Address Negative Thought Patterns

It’s easy to fall into patterns of thinking that are detrimental to our emotional, cognitive, and physical health. Yes, negative thinking can take a toll on all aspects of life. What starts as one thought can often ripple out, creating a pattern of negative thoughts. When this occurs, negative thinking can leave us struggling in our personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, many people don’t even release the adverse effects negative thinking has on their daily lives. If you have noticed these ill effects and you’re ready to make a change, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be an effective solution. You can learn more about this versatile and beneficial approach to therapy on this page or by reaching out to the team of therapist at The Center for CBT in New York City.

What Exactly Is CBT?

CBT is a form of traditional talk therapy that was first developed in the 1960s. Since then, therapists have continued to utilize and further develop this technique. It’s now applied to benefit people in numerous ways. It’s an effective approach to alleviating the symptoms of diagnoses like anxiety disorders and depression, but it can also be useful for people who are having a tough time navigating a life transition, managing stress, or find themselves stuck in negative thinking patterns. The underlying strategy of CBT is simple. The goal is to increase self-awareness, so we know when our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are having positive and negative effects on our daily life. Then, CBT aims to restore control to change these unhelpful patterns of thought, feeling, or action. By changing one area for the better, all others can improve as well.

Should I Consider CBT to Address Negative Thinking?

So, how does that work with negative thought patterns? CBT helps us to recognize when we are stuck in negative patterns of thinking. It gives us the resources we need to start challenging negative thoughts. When we make false assumptions, jump to conclusions, feel sure the worst is going to happen, and believe there is no way we can change any of these negative experiences, CBT techniques help us breakdown these thoughts into manageable pieces and change thinking patterns. By making changes to these negative thought patterns, a ripple effect occurs that improves our emotional wellbeing and changes our behaviors. For example, if negative thinking has left you feeling hopeless or inadequate, you may not feel like you deserve a promotion at work or to find a romantic partner who values you. Changing this negative pattern of thinking, may improve your mood, giving you a greater sense of peace and motivating you to take action to find a more fulfilling job where you can contribute and feel appreciated, or it may change the way you view prospective partners and relationships because you no longer think you’re undeserving.

How Do I Get Started?

If you’ve noticed regular or repeated negative thoughts that are detracting from your enjoyment and satisfaction in daily life, you don’t have to continue struggling with these invasive and unpleasant thought patterns. Let the caring team The Center for CBT in New York City work with you to understand and change negative thinking patterns and the impact they have on your daily life. Whenever you’re ready to get started, simply take a few moments to reach out to us by calling (917) 596-8955 or filling out our scheduling request form.

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What Should I Do Next?

When you’re ready to begin therapy, we hope you’ll consider contacting The Center for CBT in New York City. We offer a safe space where you are free to be who you really are and express yourself and your values authentically. We embrace, value, and welcome people of all sexual orientations, genders, and racial identities. The Center for CBT in New York City makes beginning your therapy journey simple. You can get started any time by completing our online consultation request form. One of our team members will be in touch within 24 business hours to answer your questions.

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