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

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Dorothy Ratusny
THERAPY Best Practices
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! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘ Well done!! Please join me for more CBT 'Best Practices' here! Namaste! ๐Ÿ’œ
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5 Core Principles
Many of us may have heard about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, but donโ€™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 donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธ
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Charlene
I felt calm and Edgar to learn more about CBT.
Iโ€™m able to control my thoughts and in turn, lead a more healthy lifestyle.
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Mary Lisa
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I need and want to learn more as Iโ€™ve not studied this before. Iโ€™m ready to make some positive changes.
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Valerie
5 Steps of CBT
There are 5 steps to CBT- Thoughts Feelings Behaviors Emotions Environment