Cognitive Restructuring and Stress Management

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Stress management involves different ways inside handling stress. Using cognitive restructuring for reducing stress is just yet one of them. Cognitive restructuring is really a process in which the system is being made to think again about and restructure its faulty set of thinking. This method has actually been developed as a means to treat emotional conditions such as extreme stress, anxiety disorders in addition to depression.

The development of cognitive restructuring was based on the belief that scenarios and circumstances that cause stress can be a immediate result of a person’s way of thinking. People may take a look at different circumstances in different ways. Others will see ascending a mountain like a opportunity to reach fresh heights. Thinking about attaining the top and looking on the magnificent view from a unique vantage point may motivate them to go forward. But for others, it may be a different thing completely.

There can be other people who could imagine of climbing any mountain as a dropped cause. Just thinking about the distance and the level that they need to cover to achieve the top can be enough to make them decide that it’s not worth it. Sometimes they may consider going for a couple of steps. But then thinking about the effort that they have provide and the difficulties ahead can give them any stressful fit they eventually will change their minds. This can be how your though process and also way of thinking can influence one’s behavior and actions. Cognitive restructuring can be used to assist people rethink and also influence their conduct and actions for a more positive result.

A person’s own unrealistic beliefs and thinking may be directly responsible for enhancing certain dysfunctional feelings and feelings. This could further influence behavior and attitudes that, if neglected, can cause depression, undue stress or anxiety. Removing such emotions and also feelings can help avoid stress and other related conditions. But in order to do that, restructuring or changing certain unrealistic beliefs or faulty thinking would be needed.

Inside cognitive restructuring, faulty thinking or beliefs are classified as cognitive distortions. Cognitive frame distortions can greatly effect one’s behavior. The actual distortions are usually composed of a set of negative pondering and belief. Are they all sometimes difficult to get over is that people have a tendency to easily accept these as truth. It’s part of the process of intellectual restructuring to identify, challenge after which change these intellectual distortions with more correct and beneficial kinds.

Although many may not be mindful of it, people undertake several instances of inner dialogue. The internal dialogue can be a means that a person use to remember a certain task or to strengthen that a decision created is the right one. But whatever the reason for the inner dialogue or self talk, one thing is perfect for certain- people use them as a way to influence specific behaviors and measures.

Self talk may be used by people to both make life far better or worse for an individual. It is the internal discussion that tries to translate, explain and judge every situation encountered by a person. The way in which a person processes the ideas based on certain values can lead to different ensuing behavior or measures. If the internal dialogue is based faulty considering or beliefs, it would most likely result in negative behavior.

This could eventually lead to stress, anxiety and depressive disorders. When it comes to stress supervision, cognitive restructuring can help determine, recognize and then modify these certain unrealistic beliefs and thought patterns.

Comments: 74

  1. Britany February 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm Reply

    I have had an anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember. What are some tips to calm me down?

  2. Wilmer May 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm Reply

    Can 12 year olds get help for this? Are are they too young to be diagnosed for this? If it is possible to get diagnosed is there some form of treatment to get better (therapy, medication… etc)

  3. Lenard June 2, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply

    what is good for you?

    (excluding professional help therapy-medication, im already getting that)
    i have no friends
    no family
    time out from what? i dont do anything?
    i guess its pointless to ask happy people what depression is.

  4. Felton June 2, 2013 at 10:15 am Reply

    I’m really shy so put some time into your answer.

  5. Santo June 2, 2013 at 10:48 am Reply

    i have to do a debate in english and i cant find anything on why it shouldnt be required. i only have my opinion. i need other opinions. and maybe some websites…cuz i have to have sources. if you could help that would be great!

  6. Lenard June 3, 2013 at 12:09 am Reply

    I thought that I saw similar material in workbook form and the individual could complete the answers. Then, the instructor or therapist could clarify and explain the responses and ramifications thereof selected by the individual. A clarifying example of the type of questions could be “Do you value material wealth or physical health more ?

  7. Milo June 4, 2013 at 3:45 am Reply

    I constantly play with matches and lighters, i like to burn pencils and paper in my room and im not even scared im going to drop the flame and light the house on fire. Any advice on how to stop playing with fire?

  8. Brett June 5, 2013 at 4:58 am Reply

    I believe I have a serious case of social anxiety disorder although I have never been professionally tested (due to the fact that I’m scared to see a doctor about it — go figure).

    I have been with my fiance for a year and I almost break down into massive panic attacks everytime I am in the company of his parents. I have become unglued at dinner with them, spilling water all over the table due to my shaking hands. I avoid most of their family parties and claim either sickness or another event to attend. My fiance even says my nervousness is very noticeable and that I sometimes look like a complete mess. He tells me all the time to calm down and act myself, but I can’t. I don’t know why this happens to me but it does.

    This happens with other things as well. I am petrified to continue my education and go off to college. I attempted it but I was nervous everyday in class and uneasy. I am a day care teacher and speaking with my boss and the children’s parents is a STRUGGLE! Help me!
    I met my fiance at a high school party when I was under the influence of alcohol. I would have never had the nerve to approach him sober.

    Also, job interviews….most nerve wrecking events in my life. I spend days worrying about them.

  9. Herman June 5, 2013 at 7:12 am Reply

    ive had agoraphobia for a couple years now and it ruining my life.
    for those of you that have it, what helped you overcome it?
    im wanting to take a drive to austin which is 5 hours away and everytime i think about it , i freak out and get way to scared to go and be on the road for 5 hours! but my friend lives there and i really wanna go visit.
    what are some things i can do to help?
    keep me relaxed and stuff.

  10. Edelmira June 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm Reply

    What is the leading prescription?
    I am NOT asking what is the BEST treatment, I am asking (statistically) what is the MOST COMMON treatment and prescription!

    The reason being, I know these Iraq war veterans are going to be coming home soon, all screwed up in the head, so I wanted to exploit that fact, and buy stock in what ever pharmaceutical company makes medicine to treat them.

  11. Dominick June 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm Reply

    Do you go on two types of medications at the same time, is therapy effective, etc.?

  12. Darwin June 21, 2013 at 1:11 am Reply

    What is the relationship between cognitive restructuring and self talk?
    A. congnitive restructuring and self-talk are essentially synonyms
    B. wereas self-talk is usually negitive, cognitive restructuring is usually positive
    C. self-talk can be a helpful technique in cognitive restructuring
    D. cognitive restructuring has no connection to self-talk

    2nd question

    Junanita is experiencing stress. both of her boyfriends have asked her out for the same night. assuming she is equally attracted to both guys, she is most likely experiencing which conflict?

    3rd question

    when erin and josh brought their newborn baby home, several of their friend brought food to their home so josh and erin would not have to cook. this is an example of
    A.tangible assistance
    B. stress management

  13. Mariann June 26, 2013 at 3:52 am Reply

    What I mean is that in psychology, if a person does bad things like kill someone, maybe there is something wrong with their brain, or they have a dissorder, or they just have a chemical inbalance. So psychologically speaking, is there ever an evil person?

  14. Patria July 4, 2013 at 12:21 am Reply

    Is there any long term effects of off weed withdrawal ? Its been 5 months and almost better just gotta get over the anxiety, irrability and lack of memory just when will I totally get better 6 months ?

  15. Alessandra July 4, 2013 at 12:21 am Reply

    I’m talking about men in particular. Some men just want to use me for sex, or they try to touch me or stand too close to me. It makes me soo enraged. I just want to beat them over their fat fu*King heads.
    I want a boyfriend, career, family. I am not a promiscuous nasty wh*re that likes to be used, lied to and manipulated. It makes me soo angry I want to just become a fuc*king recluse. People don’t even want to know me, they are just nosey want to know my business, or try to manipulate me. I get so angry you don’t even know.

    Can you help me??

  16. Marisha July 7, 2013 at 11:10 am Reply

    I’m 26 & suffer anxiety, depression, Tourette’s, & OCD. I feel like a big baby, & I can’t control this. I need advice.

  17. Rufus July 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm Reply

    The brain has many self-protective qualities, including denial, creative problem solving, dissociation, natural relaxation, cognitive restructuring, etc.

    What marks the quality of a supernatural experience that convinces someone that it involves something external rather than the brain engaging in normal, self-protective activities?

    If you were brought up to expect supernatural experiences, are you more likely to interpret your experience as supernatural?

  18. Hollis August 13, 2013 at 2:19 am Reply

    Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. And why are the medicatiosn you selected effective at treating it? Please, serious, informed answers only. Thanks everyone. Best answer gets 10 points.

  19. Jacquline August 17, 2013 at 7:31 am Reply

    “It’s either God or evolution.”

    Okay, have it your way. I choose evolution.

    Hah! I have dismantled your pseudoscience. Repent of your lies and perhaps we will exempt you from the Cognitive Restructuring Centers.

  20. Fabiola August 17, 2013 at 7:33 am Reply

    Logic is a system of thought developed by the ancient Greeks. What are some other systems of thought? Intelligent answers only please.

  21. Herman August 19, 2013 at 10:33 pm Reply

    Can someone explain thoroughly or give a link/source to the information.

    Example Scenario: I don’t eat fatty foods, therefore I don’t have plaque to block on my arteries. therefore I don’t have Coronary Arteries Disease. But Why do I see people when angry, suddenly have a heart attack, I know that the cause is the Blood Pressure rising up, but How does that works, the process? What triggers it? Why is it all in the heart? I’m confused.

    Shouting very angry, then suddenly. you heart starts to suffer. why? what’s the connection.

    Just a curious Health Enthusiast. Thanks in advance! 🙂

  22. Jason August 20, 2013 at 2:12 am Reply

    Aaron beck believes that almost all depression results from people’s unrealistically negative views of themselves, the future and the world.

  23. Janelle September 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm Reply

    what do I need to do, restructure my cognitive process, or remove any physical factors which are causing my selfishness ie ego and desire to be different.

  24. Latia October 20, 2013 at 11:44 am Reply

    if you have it…any advice?

  25. Osvaldo October 24, 2013 at 5:35 am Reply

    You will turn all your Bibles in to the Authorites and cease all proselytizing. In exchange, we will exempt you from the Cognitive Restructuring Centers.


  26. Tesha October 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm Reply

    Just wondering if actual therapy and discussion is mostly on it’s way out, or if it’s practiced in tandem, or both for very serious mental issues? Are psychopharmaceuticals used for light or mid level illnesses?

    (yes, I am sure it’s specific to the practicing therapist, but looking for more broad answers about trends)

  27. Micah October 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm Reply

    My inner voice has been extremely annoying these days.It keeps telling me that my life is a worthless piece of crap and that I don’t deserve to live anymore!

  28. Clotilde November 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Those are personality disorder. Anyone who cares to answer?

    Thank you!

  29. Indira November 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm Reply

    I was thinking about finding someone who does CBT, so I can stay clear of depression and address some issues in my life in practical, productive ways. But I’m not sure what to look for exactly. Are counselors just there to vent to? I need more than venting, I need some advice an guidance.

  30. Irving December 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm Reply

    I had some trouble at school for not controlling my anger..

  31. Elisabeth December 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm Reply

    I am a family therapist, working with a girl who was emotionally neglected throughout the first six months of her life. In addition, she was burned by a register which was considered neglectful on behalf of the biological mother. As a ten year old, she now is obsessed with saving bugs and critters to the point where she brings them in the house only to discover that they die outside of their elements. Is there a correlation? And how should I approach therapy with her?

  32. Agustin December 23, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

    I’m having a bit of trouble in my psychosocial rehabilitation class, and I’m open to whatever help I can get.
    I have to write a 2 page paper on the different types of treatment options, and which one I think is best. How can I possibly choose? It depends on the patient/ clients’ specific needs doesn’t it?
    What are the most common treatment modalities in use today? What are the different types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
    I’m so lost :[

  33. Lucio December 23, 2013 at 9:13 am Reply

    I want to try techniques to dispel negative thoughts, and to control my thoughts, as I tend to obsess about them, until I’m miserable, this worst case senario junk fills my head when I am totally thinking of something different, its time for me to learn to control or stop it. Any suggestions?

  34. Manie January 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I have spoken with my psychiatrist about the fact that there is always something negative or stressful on my mind. His suggestion of cognitive restructuring seems like a good idea. I get the basic picture of changing my perspective through practice, but he left out the details.

    How do I learn to use cognitive restructuring to help me with my current problem about always needing something to worry about?

    Thanks for your advise.

  35. Colin January 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I’m all ready seeing a shrink and have been on depression and anti-anxiety medicine for a few years. The shrink recommends that I also see a therapist……any suggestions?

  36. Quiana January 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm Reply

    Is this something that requires medication always, or can it be treated by other means, such as cognitive therapy, herbal supplements, vitamins, etc? Do you know someone who has overcome this? Is it prone to relapses once it’s overcome, or is it gone for good once it’s treated?
    In terms of medication, what are some effective and low sideaffect meds out there for this condition?
    Some of you mentioned anti depressants, however, I am not the least bit depressed and don’t experience any mood swings, so it is just the social anxiety itself that I would like to know how to treat. I appreciate everyone’s feedback.

  37. Alberto February 2, 2014 at 10:06 am Reply

    Who can tell me the Cognitive, behavioural and cognitive behavioural – CBT therapies coz i don’t know whats what .. Plz help 🙁 ..

  38. Joleen February 2, 2014 at 6:28 pm Reply

    6. The _______________ states that a person’s processes are psychologically channeled by the ways in which he or she anticipates events. (1 point)
    -fundamental postulate
    -cognitive postulate
    -personal construct
    -cognitive construct

    7. The cognitive approach also draws on _____________ notions concerning the levels of consciousness.
    (1 point)
    -B.F. Skinner’s
    -Sigmund Freud’s
    -Albert Bandura’s
    -Harry Harlow’s

    8. George Kelly’s theories are written in an organized fashion resembling __________. (1 point)
    -an outline
    -a flow chart
    -a pie chart
    -a chemical formula

    9. Which of the following is considered the major strength of cognitive theory?
    (1 point)
    -It has a clear definition and application of the its theory
    -It is easier to understand that behavioral and psychoanalytical theories
    -The abstract nature of cognitive theory provides patients and practitioners more freedom of expression
    -It is readily compatible with all other theories

    10. Which of the following is considered the major weakness of cognitive theory?
    (1 point)
    -There is no agreed upon definition or application of the theory
    -It is an antiquated theory that most modern psychologists don’t use
    -Because it is not strong enough to stand on its own, many hybrid cognitive theories have been developed
    -Its personality theory is so rigidly defined and overly researched that it is no longer an exciting research opportunity

  39. Valerie February 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm Reply

    I’m writing a psyhology paper for class and I have to pick a theme. I wanted to choose socioeconomic status but my teacher said that, that isn’t a theme. So I was wondering if anyone knew what constitutes a theme. I chose income. Does anyone know if that’s a good theme?

    Thanks for the help.

  40. Mason February 7, 2014 at 8:23 am Reply

    I suffer from panic attacks, and have done since I was a toddler. It flares up once in a while and at the moment I am in a bad period which has lasted several years. The worst symptoms for me are breathlessness, dizziness and upset tummys… really severe!
    I use to suffer more with a pounding heart etc which i took propranolol for but I dont find it helpful anymore- I have lowish blood pressure (99/56-103/66) so that may be why.
    Does anyone know of anything they have tried and have found helpful?

  41. Graham February 21, 2014 at 1:00 am Reply

    From my experience, buddhists don’t pray like westerners pray. Buddhist pray like “may I achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings” but could I pray like “May I be reborn in a human form where I will experience many many raves”? Or is it that if I pray to something in buddhism, it works because buddhism has strong karma? I know you could pray to deva or asura or spirits, but I am not interested in that and I know what I’m asking for is incredibly selfish.

  42. Micaela February 21, 2014 at 1:00 am Reply

    I’ve been having problems with OCD lately, and I really want to get help. What would happen? Would I just be thrown on medications? What are the therapy sessions like?

  43. Lanny February 21, 2014 at 6:24 am Reply

    I’ve tampered what’s wrong with me to the highest possible extent but I went through severe bullying in High School and I’m scared that I’ll never have any friends and that no Girl who I think is pretty or likeable will ever be with me (I’ve always been told every girl I liked was “Out of my League” Because I was Hideous, creepy or a freak).

    I get attacks of depression and I’m worried I’ll just be a pathetic recluse for the rest of my life and that nobody will ever, ever like me :'(

    I’m going to start College soon (I’m 20) does that seem like a good solution for this?

  44. Terry February 21, 2014 at 7:55 am Reply

    In countries like Saudi Arabia a person who deal with drug is hanged till death ? why not for liquor ? both are harmful to health and human conscious.
    As per Islamic law, the punishment of death is only for killing a human being. then how it is justified for drugs ?

  45. Elmira February 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

    I am fleshing out the logistics of the sanitary, state-run cognitive restructuring centers (CRCs) where those with antisocial disorders will be restructured and then released back into society as productive secular citizens. Religionists, of course, will be a large part of the patient population. So I was wondering, since they make such extensive use of the Internet to network and disseminate their pathology (very much like pedophiles, who will also be patients), should religionists be kept away from computers during their treatment?

    Thanks for any suggestions. We are at an exciting time in medicine.

  46. Allyn February 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm Reply

    i personally can’t put my head on the pillow at night and get a good night sleep unless i know i have done my best throught out my day in everything my job, handeling situations and general responsibilties i have, however stressing about handeling everything perfectly in my life does make me sometimes feel like i wanna give up on alot of things i might be working on to accomplish, basically how can i stop seeing things black or white?

  47. Ted February 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm Reply

    Ok, so i have a problem at school. Im a junior in high school and found out i have anxiety and i get panic attacks almost everyday at school. I start freaking out and scared that i might get a panic attack during a certain class then i end up getting them anyways. I went to my doctor and she didn’t help. I’ve been going to see a number of counselors too. But going to psychiatrists and counselors interferes with school because i have to miss school to go, therefor i have a number of absences. I missed school today because i cant take it anymore. Everyday the same thing. I go to school, i usually try to do my work, but im so afraid of getting a panic attack that it usually ends up happening anyway then all im thinking about is the time and how many minutes until the bell rings so i can just get out of that class.Or sometimes i ask to go to the restroom and stay there the whole class period because when i get a panic attack i start to shake and i feel the urge to go to the restroom so bad. And i don’t do my school work, so i have to take it home for home work. Also when we do tests and stuff i know im not doing my best because i rush through it and i just cant concentrate or i didn’t learn anything. ahhh, i cant take this anymore. So today when i woke up i started crying because i know that next week we have our final exams and their a huge percent of our grade. i cannot stay in a class the whole day and i know im gonna do horrible and fail. This is my junior year its the most important and i cant fail. So i told my mom if she withdraw me and home school me but she says no. She thinks that there is nothing wrong with me because when i am home i don’t get panic attacks and she thinks its all in my head and im doing this for attention, but im not! She tells me that if i don’t want to go to school that’s my choice and shes not gonna pay for me to get home schooled that if i drop out, i drop out. What should i do?? I cant go to school…. but i still want to get an education.

    thanks to those who took the time to read that.
    and please any advice?

  48. Tiffanie February 21, 2014 at 7:50 pm Reply

    can psychopaths train themselves to have empathy or conscience?

  49. Keith February 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm Reply

    Usually when Tom goes into an exam, he thinks, “What a dummy I am, always studying the wrong things.” This time, however, Tom tries thinking, “I studied some of the right things, and I will do the best I can.” Tom is engaging in
    (A)assertiveness training.
    (C)systematic desensitization.
    (D)cognitive restructuring.

  50. Terrell February 21, 2014 at 10:53 pm Reply

    Before I ask, let me tell you that I guarantee I do not have a mental disorder or illness, learning disability or any of the kind. This question probably doesn’t have anything to do with that. And please, I need a solution to the problem more than the cause.

    I often feel like I cannot understand what’s going on around me, though I really really can. I just think that I can’t and that is what makes it seem so real. I only feel like this when I think about it, the belief that I can’t think or understand properly. It’s really confusing, right?

    Here’s my version of why I feel like that:

    Once when I had a really bad day, and I was studying, I was too unhappy to study. After that, I made myself believe that I could not study properly and from there it went to believing that I could not think or understand properly. I believe that I have made myself believe that I cannot think properly, though I really can. I caused myself a fear of not understanding. How do I reverse this fear?

  51. Elwood February 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm Reply

    I mean is it about 2 months or 6 months or so

  52. Joleen February 22, 2014 at 4:22 am Reply

    I am doing an essay but cannot find out the info on google.

  53. Ngoc February 22, 2014 at 4:22 am Reply

    1._________________ describes a CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) technique in which clients learn how to identify and record the occurrence of incorrect or irrational thoughts and to test the validity of these thoughts.


    cognitive restructuring

    mindfulness training

    aversion therapy
    5 points
    Question 2
    What is the primary goal of psychoanalytic therapy?

    to develop the patient’s self-concept

    to improve the patient’s use of repression

    to help patients develop insight into their behaviors

    to make the patient a fully functioning member of society
    5 points
    Question 3
    _________________ describes a CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) technique in which therapists teach clients how to observe their own thoughts without judging them as good or bad.


    Cognitive restructuring

    Mindfulness training

    Aversion therapy
    5 points
    Question 4
    In addition to their use in treating anxiety disorders, antianxiety drugs are also used to treat

    anorexia and seizures.

    fatigue and narcolepsy.

    delusions and hallucinations.

    insomnia and muscle spasms.
    5 points
    Question 5
    What is the primary goal of client-centered therapy?

    to develop realistic modes of thinking

    to eliminate the client’s undesirable behaviors

    to provide a caring and accepting environment

    to help clients develop insight into their behaviors
    5 points
    Question 6
    Which therapeutic approach was developed by Sigmund Freud?

    behavior therapy

    cognitive therapy

    psychoanalytic therapy

    client-centered therapy
    5 points
    Question 7
    What was a key component of the therapeutic approach Benjamin Rush introduced in the United States?

    a diet that reduced infections

    encouraging staff to befriend patients

    requiring patients to explore the grounds freely

    banning treatments such as the tranquilizer chair
    5 points
    Question 8
    In interpreting a dream, a psychoanalyst attempts to uncover the dream’s

    latent content.

    manifest content.

    symbolic content.

    psychological content.
    5 points
    Question 9
    How do estrogen and progesterone affect the levels of various drugs in the bodies of women?

    Most drugs are redistributed to fatty tissue by these hormones.

    Levels of most drugs are increased because these hormones serve as pathways to the brain.

    These hormones slow the stomach’s emptying time, thus causing less of the drug to reach the brain.

    The hormones tend to break down most drugs in order to protect a fetus that the woman might be carrying.
    5 points
    Question 10
    Which method of treating phobias involves progressive relaxation and exposure to the feared object (either actual or imagined)?



    token economy

    systematic desensitization
    5 points
    Question 11
    According to humanistic therapists, what types of clients are more able to resolve their own problems?

    clients who are more accepting

    clients who have above average intelligence

    clients who are able to communicate one-on-one

    clients who are motivated to change their behavior
    5 points
    Question 12
    In this stage of the therapy process, the client and therapist work together to help the client implement strategies to change dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

    Stage 1 – Introduction

    Stage 2 – Goal-Setting

    Stage 3 – Intervention

    Stage 4 – Evaluation

  54. Lynnette February 22, 2014 at 4:22 am Reply

    My question is how can you apply rational expressions to your daily life. What would the equation be like? Anyone have any suggestions.

  55. Cheree February 22, 2014 at 4:22 am Reply

    I always have a bad attitude when i get annoyed and things don’t go my way. Like if my mom wont take me somewhere im a b*&$h the rest of the day. Also i get VERY annoyed by little things like the way my mom is driving or when my brother taps his foot on the ground. My mother thinks i have anger management. Its really annoying and i don’t know how to Control it. Sometimes i get my self so mad that i get intense migraines that put me in an even worse mood. I get in trouble for my attitude and sarcasm a lot. Any suggestions on what to do? Ive thought about birth control, and seeing a psychiatrist. Is there any medication for anger problems?!

    Please & thank you!

  56. Cyrus February 22, 2014 at 5:17 am Reply

    Rational emotive behaviour therapy- REBT
    focuses on uncovering irrational beliefs which may lead to unhealthy negative emotions and replacing them with more productive rational alternatives.According to this therapy, emotional and behavioral ailments are the result of irrational thoughts, assumptions and beliefs.This therapy identifies those problematic and erroneous ideas and replace them with more rational, reality-based thoughts and perspectives. Can you explain this definition for REBT therapy in easy to understand terms.. thanks..

  57. Errol February 22, 2014 at 5:17 am Reply

    what is it, what is it used to treat, and why is it used to treat it??

  58. Miguel February 22, 2014 at 7:06 am Reply

    i need detail information about public speaking training exercises

  59. Brigette February 22, 2014 at 7:06 am Reply

    What do you think? Will the current religions be still around?

  60. Gita February 25, 2014 at 8:04 am Reply

    the evaluation of the potential harm, threat, or challenege of a situation defines which process?
    A. general adaptation
    B. acculturation
    C cognitive restructuring
    D. primary appraisal

    2nd question

    if you have evaluated a situation as potentially harmful and threatening, you will be better able to cope with the stress if you
    A. perceive the situation as a challenge and your coping resources are high
    B. avoid the situation and focus on something elese together
    C. become alarmed about the situation and recognize
    D. withdraw from the situation in order to reduce resistance and conflict

    3rd question

    Ashley has decided that an event is stressful. Next, she evaluates how effectively she can cope with this stressful event. she is engaging in
    A. primary appraisal
    B. counterstress
    C. secondary apprasial
    D. cognitive restructuring

  61. Felipe February 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

    what kind of therapy works best.

  62. Ismael March 7, 2014 at 3:22 am Reply

    How do i stop this? How do i calm down i feel a sick Panic feeling off and on..and i cant handle it i do suffer from ocd my slight panic attacks r triggered by worrying about sicknesses, what do i do?

  63. Myrl March 7, 2014 at 3:47 am Reply

    how healing from ptsd and to related with others ?

  64. Wilford March 7, 2014 at 6:41 am Reply

    what steps can we use do help angered teens?
    please help

  65. Bernardo March 8, 2014 at 1:18 am Reply

    Can anyone please explain why, and in what situations you would use CBT in drug addiction counseling?

    Also please explain the value/benefits of CBT over other forms of treatment.

    Please explain this as completely as possible.

  66. Melita March 9, 2014 at 3:52 am Reply


  67. Laree March 10, 2014 at 2:05 am Reply

    I have respect for evidence-based medicine but there seems to be so little science behind psychiatry it’s not much better than homeopathy etc.

    It seems to do more harm than good in so many cases
    thenosek….: WHICH study would that be? Just because I don’t have much time for psychiatry doesn’t mean I have any time for lies from quacks.
    angrydoc: no. however I am a vegetarian, does that make me Hitler?

    And i get accused of illogical thinking…

  68. Floretta March 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm Reply

    You have been seeing a client who was in the Iraq war that began in 2003. This soldier is exhibiting symptoms of PTSD. What type of therapy would you use with this soldier and why? What similarities and what differences would you expect to see between veterans of Vietnam and soldiers fighting in Iraq? Would the therapies you employed with the Iraq veteran be the same for the Vietnam veteran?

  69. Terrell March 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm Reply

    Hi. About Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
    How does cognitive restructuring changes core beliefs ?

    Let´s say a patient is making use of a daily diary of thoughts, with alternative
    thoughts and SUDS ratings. So, the patient writes down a disfunctional thought,
    rates it according to SUDS, comes up with a more functional belief, rates it again
    with a lower SUDS unity (see above)
    Situation: On the street, walking, the patient see a group of people laughing
    and assumes that they are laughing at him/her.

    Disfunctional Thought: People laugh at me because I´m too tall.

    SUDS: 8 of 10 (anxiety)

    Alternative Thought: Is much more likely that they were laughing at something they
    were talking about. Just because someone laughs, that does not mean the person is laughing
    at me.

    SUDS: 4 of 10 (less anxious)

    Then the patient keeps doing this exercises with all the disturbing situations he/she experiences.

    So, basically, it´s a situation where someone keeps refuting themselves, repeatedly.
    That´s the technique.
    How will this change what this person believes in ?

    Is there an explanation, (or a theoretical mechanism, or anything) that attempts to explain
    this technique ?

    Please try to help me.
    Thanks in Advance.
    Thanks D.D., but i´m talking about Beck´s Cognitive Therapy, and the Daily Diary of Thoughts, not eft, emdr, biofeedback, nlp, etc.
    But thanks.

  70. Frederic March 18, 2014 at 4:04 am Reply

    According to United States’ Census Bureau, children who experience child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crime. Psychology is an interesting tool, it helps us better understand ourselves as well as how humans think and why they behave as we do, and this knowledge is essential for everyday life as well as in applied settings such as therapy. Understanding this, we can also understand what changes we need to make if we want to predict or alter abused children’s
    behavior and we can change that.
    “These ideas were evident in the past 10 years”, including the past and the present, in Sherman Alexie’s classic American novel “Flight”. In his novel, the author describes about a teenager who goes by the name of Zits. He’s half Indian and half Irish but knows little about his heritage and he has no family or friends. His lack of family, friends and heritage, causes him to make poor choices such as getting arrested for petty crimes, as this is the only tradition he knows. This idea is best seen through Zits’ shameful unsightly appearance, abusive past, and decision of acting out violence toward others.
    Dr. Phil once said, “Feeling good is looking good.”
    One example of how feeling good is looking good, is when Zits describes his identity of having zits on his body. On Zits’ first day of his new foster home, and goes to his pink bathroom. He says, “The skin Doctor tells me I have six months to live…I’m exaggerating…I don’t have a skin Doctor and you can’t actually die of zits…But you can die of shame…And, trust me, my zits are killing me” (4). Zit’s are the symbol of Zits’ inner shame, ugliness, and the zits
    exemplify his identity and its killing him. “Call me Zits” directed the teenage narrator on the first page, a name he got from the “Milky Way” of zits that covers his body.

    When Zits’ walks out of the Seattle Bank, he said,
    “My aunt was all I had.” “Aunt Zoey. Auntie Z.” She lived in an apartment with her boyfriend…A man who smelled of onions and beer…A man who leaned over my bed in the middle of the night, A man who hurt me.”
    (160). Zit’s describes abusive men smelling like beer and onions. They are either hurtful or they make Zits commit an act he does not want to do. The act is not described in detail but causes our imagination to be used.

    He goes to his own room in his new foster parent’s home. He’s very happy about his new bathroom. Zits’ new mother name is Mary. She enters the bathroom and she cleanses Zits’ face. “We do this twice a day, and your face should start clearing up in a week or two…A few months from now, you’ll be brand-new” (180). Zit’s is the symbol of his inner shame, pain. And ugliness. After confronting shame, violence, Zits is given medicine from his foster mother. As the medicine exfoliated his skin, and cleansed him, he sheds his shame and now identifies himself as Michael.

  71. Benedict March 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm Reply

    So i have social anxiety and i often seize up and get nervous when in social situations (like riding the bus).Is there something i can like think of or do to help? I also dont want to like close my eyes and counts backwards because that would be very obvious and im already self conscious Thanks

  72. Hellen April 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Hello back again lol so the long and short of it is, my fiance walked out the door two weeks ago after battling for 5months with his anxiety about being a good father to our baby, he worried over every tiny detail to do with the baby until he ended up in this mess. He detached his emotions from me as some kind of coping mechanism. He has attended one session so far of CBT and has another tonight (3 a week) he has been on Anti’ds 7 days now and strong sedatives to help him sleep.
    He left the family family unable to cope with his emotions surely he needs to be in this enviroment for CBT to work? what will the CBT approach to this be?
    Hi I have read so many pages on CBT but was hoping for insight from people who have life experience x

  73. Isiah April 6, 2014 at 10:47 pm Reply

    If someone says or does something I perceive as rude I want to hurt them.

    I don’t “want” to hurt anyone but if they keep pushing me……………..

    What do you think will make me less angry?

  74. Larry April 7, 2014 at 1:16 am Reply

    I Have Been Crying Every Single Day For The Past 4 Months.. No One Knows And I Feel Like I Have No One.. My Mom.. She’s Out Drinking Now.. I Lost My Best Friend.. He Hates Me Now.. He Tells Everyone To Beat Me Up… I Don’t Have Anyone I Feel Like Ending It All.. I Tried To Tell People About My Problems But They Keep Telling Me It Will Pass.. It Hasn’t Passed Yet.. I Feel Like Ending It All.. I Even Started Cutting.. I Want It To Go Away..

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