CBT is a psycho-therapeutic approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviours and cognitive processes through a number of goal orientated, explicit systematic procedures. In the illustrious words of Kim Kardashian, what a mouthful. Lets break this down a bit.
Nearly everyone experiences some form of anxiety, and most of us go through it at least once a day. Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, and can result in nervous behaviour. It can lead to anxiety attacks & social anxiety but just because you experience this it doesn’t necessary mean you have an anxiety disorder. Considering the amount of pressure people of all ages are under, I think its normal to sometimes be anxious in this crazy world we live in.
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln
If you were sad your whole life, existence would be absolutely futile. Happiness is therefore an important measure of how successful we are.
But what makes human beings happy? And how is it achieved?