Beyond the Beauty: Let’s talk about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and how it can help you feel better. This is the type of therapy I went through several years ago, which ultimately lead to #IChooseBeauty.
My mind was constantly bombarded with negative self-talk. I don’t want to mention the specific awful things I was saying to myself because they’re too triggering for me, but I can tell you that I couldn’t stand the sight of myself in the mirror. I was in a really dark place, and CBT helped get me out.
CBT focuses on your beliefs and helps to change the way you think and react to the things happening around you… which in turn, changes how you feel. It basically re-trains your brain.
I learned so many tools that I use every day. I’ve shared several of them here in the past few weeks – my morning routine, my nighttime ritual, how to expand what you find meaningful in life… All of those are brain exercises that can help you feel better. And all of them I learned during CBT.
I will keep sharing more in the weeks to come. But I wanted to talk a little about the type of therapy these tools are based on, in case it’s something that resonates with you. If it’s not, but you’re not feeling well mentally, know that there are several other types of therapy that might be the right fit for you.
What matters is that you get help. My partner, Mental Health America, has detailed information on finding therapy that meets your needs.