Cognetive therapy what is it????????

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by loopyloo, May 4, 2003.

  1. loopyloo

    loopyloo New Member

    Hi has any one been to cognetive therapy or do they no what you do there i no it is to do with your memory but thats all i know, is any one able to tell me what it is and what to expect and does it work!!!!!

    Loopyloo xx
  2. MemoryLane

    MemoryLane Member

    I am not totally impressed by the classic definition, as it implies that what we have is all in our heads:

    Cognitive (Behavioral) Therapy teaches you how certain thinking patterns are causing your symptoms — by giving you a distorted picture of what's going on in your life, and making you feel anxious, depressed or angry for no good reason, or provoking you into ill-chosen actions.

    That said, I understand that the clinical applications vary greatly and some can be very helpful, such as memory improvement, coping skills and stress control. Be careful, though, that you don't get trapped in the classic definition above.


    [This Message was Edited on 05/05/2003]