By Michael L. Free

While Cognitive Behavioral remedy (CBT) is an empirically-supported remedy, many behavioral and analytical psychotherapists additionally realize the therapeutic capability of spiritual trust. CBT and Christianity deals CBT therapists an authoritative, sensible, and accomplished source for counseling consumers with an allegiance to the Christian religion. This cutting edge new remedy process compares the teachings of Jesus to modern cognitive treatments, describing various winning review and therapy methods with Christian consumers through incorporating the lessons of Jesus into logical pondering, schema amendment, and devoted habit switch. readability is additional better via numerous particular examples, descriptions of regularly occurring tools, and supplemental assets supplied by means of the writer. through combining powerful remedies with sensitivity to non secular convictions, CBT and Christianity bargains leading edge insights into the non secular and mental future health of consumers with Christian beliefs.

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In fact, as the authors say, ‘the type of thinking your client engages in as a result of holding rational beliefs is, in general, more realistic and more balanced than the type of thinking she engages in as a result of holding irrational beliefs which tend to be skewed and distorted’ (p. 68). Thus the relationship between process of thinking (i­nference) and belief is bi‐directional, with the potential to increment in either a negative or a positive direction. Schema therapy Schema therapy is a form of cognitive therapy developed by Jeffrey Young.

REBT also recognises ‘action tendencies’. Action tendencies are associated with beliefs, but do not necessarily occur. One major task that you have as an REBT therapist is to help your client to see the purpose of going against the action tendencies that are based on irrational beliefs and to develop alternate behaviours that are consistent with action ten­ dencies that are based on the corresponding rational beliefs. (Dryden & Branch, 2008, p. 22) REBT distinguishes between healthy and unhealthy emotions.

You do not summon them up, and you can’t send them away. , 1979). Cognitive distortions are errors in thinking, such as all‐or‐nothing thinking, in which the person views a situation as being one or the other of two categories instead of being on a continuum; catastrophising, in which the person predicts the future negatively without considering other, more likely, outcomes; and ‘should’ and ‘must’ statements, in which the person has a precise, fixed idea of how they or others should behave and overestimates how bad it is when those expectations are not met.

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