You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Ava J. Kotch

Cognitive behavior group therapy emphasizes learning and conscious cognition and the adaptation of newly acquired behavioral techniques. It is well-suited for mood disturbances and has been researched and evaluated in terms of effectiveness in generative group therapy (Thompson, Gantz, & Florsheim, 1991). The group process includes identifying dysfunctional attitudes and distortions in thinking that create and exacerbate depression. Techniques utilized include but are not limited to:

• Helping patients identify their reactions and work toward understanding them in specific situations.

• Confronting and correcting distortions by reframing and realigning the meanings made by the individual.

• Determining the basic assumptions, and predetermined themes that underlie these reactions.

• Practicing alternative cognitive and behavioral responses to events that patient anticipates as stressors.

• Achieving mastery and maintenance of positive affects that help to create alternative and more appropriate and healthier objective assumptions (Rush, 1983). Depersonalizing, reducing dichotomous thinking, reframing, and focusing attention on partial positive outcomes as a way to counter cognition distortions exemplify this approach (Thompson, Gantz, & Florsheim, 1991).

Power Of Positive Thoughts In The Post Modern Age

Power Of Positive Thoughts In The Post Modern Age

The Power Of Positive Thinking In The Post Modern Age Manifest Positive Thoughts In This Fast Pace Age. Positive thinking is an attitude that admits into the brain thoughts, words and pictures that are conductive to development, expansion and success.

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