Cognitive Restructuring

Cognitive Distortions Spanish

Cognitive restructuring is a therapy that focuses on restructuring or changing negative thoughts to improve problem emotions. Very simply, the theory is that thoughts also called cognitions create emotions or feelings. For example, the thought I'm a loser will create feelings of sadness or depression. The thought I'm a success will create happy, positive feelings. Cognitions are thoughts, beliefs, ideas, attitudes, values, and even the stream of thoughts that run in our heads continuously....

Patricia L Gerbarg and Richard P Brown

Nowhere is the link between mind and body more evident than in the experience of abuse. This connection gives us a unique opportunity to employ body-centered methods to heal emotional scars. While talk-based and cognitive therapies can be of great benefit, there are situations in which mind-body approaches, such as yoga, qigong, tai chi, breathing practices, and meditation can be extremely beneficial and sometimes necessary for full recovery. Victims of abuse, especially children, are often...