quote by Aaron T. Beck

Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological stresses by correcting faulty conceptions and self-signals. By correcting erroneous beliefs we can lower excessive reactions.

— Aaron T. Beck

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You mainly feel the way you think.


Cognitive therapy quote Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

Don't ask why the patient is the way he is, ask for what he would change.

Cognitive therapy quote Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
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There are a variety of techniques to help people change the kind of thinking that leads them to become depressed. These techniques are called cognitive behavioral therapy.

Things may happen around you, and things may happen to you, but the only things that matter are the things that happen in you.

We must take care of our minds because we cannot benefit from beauty when our brains are missing.


Cognitive therapy is based on the idea that when you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel and behave. In other words, if we can learn to think about other people in a more positive and realistic way, it will be far easier to resolve conflicts and develop rewarding personal and professional relationships.

Because of my bipolar disorder, I tend to these mixed states, which are depressed but loud and agitated. So I can be terribly irritable. I go to cognitive behavioral therapy in order not to yell at my children.

The depressed man lives in a depressed world.

The individual is taught that there is nothing that he as a total person is to feel ashamed of or self-hating for.

Whatever a person frequently thinks and reflects on, that will become the inclination of their mind.


He who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation.

If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.

The origin of sorrow is this: to wish for something that does not come to pass.

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.

I wondered if there was a way to teach people how to use their imaginations in prayer and worship. So I began reading books on cognitive therapy and neuroscience and started studying the devotional traditions of the church.


Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises;

namely, the complete denial of 'identity.'

His own character is the arbiter of every ones fortune.

Put from you the belief that 'I have been wronged', and with it will go the feeling. Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.

We should pledge ourselves to the proposition that the irresponsible life is not worth living.


Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand.

I would like to be remembered as one of the individuals who founded, ideologically and practically, cognitive behavior therapy and who pioneered multimodal or integrated therapy.

Buddhists were actually the first cognitive-behavioral therapists.

The relish of good and evil depends in a great measure upon the opinion we have of them.

Things can never touch the soul, but stand inert outside it, so that disquiet can arise only from fancies within.


Tragedy is in the eye of the observer, and not in the heart of the sufferer.

The world doesn't usually affect us directly.

It's what we do with it. It's the filters that we put on it. That's the foundation of certainly most pop-psychology, and of a lot of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy. So that, I think, is the greatest truth.

The cognitive therapy that takes place in the film Antichrist is a form of therapy that I have used for some time, and it has to do with confronting your fears. I would say that especially the part of the film that has to do with therapy is humoristic because people who know about this form of therapy would know that the character is more than a fool.

The Freudian tradition will never completely die because it has a few good points. For example, people have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware. Most of cognitive therapy has now adopted a similar idea. On the other hand, the relationship part of psychoanalysis - where you must have a deep, emotional relationship with the client - will, I think, get kicked in the teeth one of these days.

My rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) was one of the very few therapies that was originated partly or largely because I wanted to be brief and efficient. And therefore right from the start I was active and directive. I tried to show people some central masturbatory core to their philosophy and to get them to work at changing it cognitively, emotionally and behaviorally.


One way of submitting your moral intuitions in relation to some issue to cognitive therapy is to learn more about how people in other cultures think about it.

Our contention is not that medication alone is the answer.

We really need to have it in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy and with peer support. And that needs to be reimbursed [by health insurers], because it shows huge reductions in overall spending.

Mood reflects the biology of the brain.

How you feel is affected by the chemicals in the brain, and these are the same chemicals that form the basis of mood-altering drugs. You may use yoga, meditation, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) or exercise to alter your mood, or revert to healthy eating, regular exercise and getting enough sleep.

Everybody has their reasons.