Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT, is a branch of psychotherapy that gives people the skills and techniques to deal with emotional problems that are causing them psychological difficulty.
There are three aspects to the discipline:
- Thinking – Cognitive
- Doing – Behavioral
- Treatment – Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – the Cognitive part
The cognitive part of CBT is all about your thinking.
And this means all the mental processes that go on inside you, not just your conscious thought processes.
So that includes things like your memory and how you code them as records of past events, with details of actions and attached meanings.
It also includes the images that you create in your mind, your conscious, deliberate thoughts, where you focus your attention at any one moment, your dreams and hopes and aspirations, your imaginations and even your fantasies.
Yes, everything that goes on in your head.