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Why Behavioral Therapy is Worth A Shot

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Behavioral therapy is based on showing patients how changing their behaviors, they can benefit their emotional health. Sometimes we need a reality check, these treatments will provide you with a very gentle and mindful reality check in order to live a happier and healthier life.

There are many various types of behavioral therapies and they treat all different types of illnesses and disabilities.

Though these types of psychotherapies have been available since the 1950s, they’ve really been gaining a lot of traction as mental health awareness and acceptance is on the rise.

What are the different types of therapy?

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

In CBT a doctor will work with a patient to identify the relationship between their thoughts and their self-destructive behaviors. CBT will call on you to recognize negative or false beliefs and test them, says the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

CBT is used to treat a really wide range of illnesses and disabilities. In fact, you don’t even have to be mentally ill or disabled to benefit from CBT. CBT is an all-around course for everyone.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Originally intended to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT has slowly become one of the most popular forms of therapy around.

DBT is heavily based on CBT but focuses on accepting your issues and working towards fixing them. DBT is also used to treat anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

REBT is supposed to help individuals suffering with anxiety, depression, guilt, and extreme anger.

REBT will teach you how to;

  1. Recognize self-defeating feelings, thoughts, or actions ie; “I can’t do this,” “I’m not worth it,” etc…
  2. Challenge how rational those feelings, thoughts, or actions are
  3. Change them into positive thoughts and feelings

This form is the perfect intro to the world of behavior therapy. Try REBT anytime, anywhere with our online course!

how effective is this really?

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Behavioral therapies are believed to be very effective. Roughly 75% of those who go through CBT experience benefits from it.

REBT is actually widely used in alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers around the United States.

In fact, some studies even show that it can enhance your performance along with your confidence. In 1991, 5/6 gymnasts who underwent REBT found a decrease in anxiety and in turn, 3/6 saw an enhanced performance.

Let these behavioral therapies change your life for the better. You’ll find yourself happier and healthier.

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Mackenzie Xanthos

Mackenzie, our U.S. Marketing Associate, studied Journalism at Hofstra University. She's passionate about education, the French language, and mental health.

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