One of the most successful therapeutic approaches is known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and it encompasses the ideology of how incorrect thoughts must be altered into more logical ones. This theory is supported by how thoughts lead to emotions, and emotions lead to behavior. Unfortunately, this line of attack isn’t a good fit for all circumstances. Tackling avoidant behavior is a great example, since the answer to the avoidance would not be changing the thoughts. Instead, the answer would be to take action despise any negative thoughts.
- Various types of therapy depend on the idea that changing your thinking can help you change your emotions.
- However, fixing all of your bad thoughts won’t make all of your problems go away.
- It’s important to understand that thoughts and emotions feed into each other and also depend on your body.
“To change behavior and emotions, the logic goes, we need to find and replace incorrect thoughts with correct ones.”