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How to Apply the 5 Core Principles of CBT to Your Life

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Dorothy Zennuriye Juno
Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher
Here we break down each of the Five Core Principles of CBT; how they work in synergism; and how you apply them to your life. We also discuss what makes CBT successful as a preeminent form of psychotherapy; in part because it begins with the teaching of awareness as the first step to positive change. p.s. There is a lot to take in, in each of these episodes of CBT 'Best Practices', including takeaway strategies and tools that you can immediately apply in your life! Listen with a way to take notes so that you can turn each episode into the change that you seek in your life! 💜👍 Well done!! Please join me for more CBT 'Best Practices' here! Namaste! 💜
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5 Core Principles
Many of us may have heard about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, but don’t know the five core principles of which this therapy is based on. In this life coaching wisdom session, Dorothy explains these five core principles and how to apply them in our life. One common misconception about CBT is that we have to be in therapy in order to benefit from it. That is absolutely false. You see, we all have a mind that is littered with thoughts. Our body hears everything our self talk says and responds accordingly. We react and adjust our behaviors based on how we feel. So, if we want to feel better, we must bring a level of awareness to the self talk we hear. To further understand how this works, we must dive into the five core principles of CBT and how they work in unison with one another. The first principle is thoughts. What we think about, we manifest into fruition even when they are indicative of what we don’t want. What we think about, we truly bring about. So, if we want good in our life, we must first think good. The next principle is feelings. The emotions we feel is based off of what thoughts that were just created. Next is the principle of behaviors, which is based off of our actions and reactions. The emotions we feel plays a large part in determining which actions we will take in any given moment as well as how we will react. Following behaviors is the principle of physical reactions. Our inner felt sensations in our body is caused by what we feel. An example of this is rapid heart rate when we feel anxious. The final core principle of CBT is environment. Our environment is where we find ourselves, our physical location and it incorporates all of the other four principles of CBT. Our thoughts are extremely powerful. In fact, how we perceive our entire life is solely based on them! Therefore, it is crucial to choose and challenge our thoughts in a way that works best for us. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
I felt calm and Edgar to learn more about CBT.
I’m able to control my thoughts and in turn, lead a more healthy lifestyle.
Mary Lisa
Wanying More
I need and want to learn more as I’ve not studied this before. I’m ready to make some positive changes.
5 Steps of CBT
There are 5 steps to CBT- Thoughts Feelings Behaviors Emotions Environment
CBT principles
I learned that there are five principles of CBT(Coglitive behavioral therapy). These are thoughts, Feelings, behaviors, physical reactions, and environment. CBT works by teaching its users how do use five principles affect the way they react to situations . The end goal of CBT is to help those who use it change from one constructive behaviors to helpful ones by for remo ving awareness of thoughts, and then of the other four principles. CBT is considered a breakthrough in therapeutic techniques designed to promote connection between the body and mind. It has been used to treat a wide variety of disorders and correct all sorts of negative behaviors. I also learned that you don’t have to be in therapy to reply CBT to your life. Since this is the case, I intend i’m being aware of the five principles of CBT outside of the therapy I’m already doing to put my own effort into curving my self-critical behaviors I am grateful to those who work for this app for teaching me how to aAppyCognitive behavioral therapy to my room life. Thank you to the community on this app for taking the time to read this post. I hope you are all OK, happy, and well.
My 1st session eye opener Will definitely do more and tell Jammell about this as I think this will help her and myself.
Learned nothing
Learned nothing I didn’t already know regarding CBT. Would like Somwthing more advanced
I can improve every moment by choosing loving thoughts and acting on them and only them. Each day, all day.
Take in information
Thoughts, feelings, behaviour, emotion, environment… pause, examine, choose, let go, add breathwork, change the broken dialogue that no longer serves me and work building one that is authentic and loving of myself and all things, acceptance and compassion and curiosity are building blocks. I write this down in the hopes the information will stick and I can begin to practice in earnest. With loving kindness X
I noticed feeling while listening
Would be nice to have this a a program as itself! I wonder if that’s possible; looking forward to more of this program
Up and down
My moods change daily. Being able to re-centre myself daily allows me to target my issues directly and open myself up to change.
How to Apply the 5 Core Principles of CBT to your life
I am a warm loving person who loves to interact with people. I want to do “something “ for the vets who have served our country and were then forgotten. I joined the American Legion but have not found my place yet. I volunteer at the Gettysburg Hospital Thrift Shop& have found it rewarding but need more. Can’t volunteer at the animal shelter because I’d bring them all home. The vet bills for my 2 rescues are killing me, but I’d eat cereal every day to take care of them.
Kathryn Van Horn
Continuing therapy from treatment
After going to treatment for alcohol dependency I’ve come home to realize my life has been a mess and very unhappy. I realize in cbt that I can recognize my thoughts, feel my feelings, while maintaining a hold of my emotions.
I wish I was introduced to, understood, and practiced CBT 15 years ago. I would have had the self awareness and skills to really nurture the relationships and love i have with myself and others important to me. I am so grateful for having CBT in my present.
Therapy CBT
I learned that there is such more to learn about CBT. I'm still absorbing this lesson.
Listening to abd heing affirmed as a human being
Active choosing Nurturing kindness Growing the seeds of gratitude fir all things and in all circumstances. My thoughts are like a soft tunic I can wear that fits naturally.
I learned that if I learn to control my Thoughts my happiness will increase.
I learned that with awareness I can change my thoughts and rule my mind and body.
5 principles of meditation
I learned my body is my to control and my body is to rule myself.
5 Principles of CBT
1. Thoughts 2. Feelings 3. Physical Sensations 4. Behavior 5. Environment If we want to spread love, we must first have thoughts of love to influence the other principles.