Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A cognition is a thought or perception. Your cognitions are the way you are thinking about things at any moment, including this very moment. These thoughts have a significant impact on how you feel, which in turn has a significant impact on how you “behave.”

Many feel that they aren't smart enough, attractive, enough, wealthy enough, or motivated enough to feel happy and fulfilled.  Although there may be elements of truth in these thoughts, they have the tendency to make us victims–because we think the causes result from something beyond our control. In contrast, you can change the way you think about things and you can also change your basic values and beliefs. When you do, you will often experience lasting changes in your mood, outlook, and productivity.

Research has documented that negative thoughts which cause emotional turmoil nearly always contain gross distortions. The thoughts on the surface appear valid, but you will learn that they are irrational or just plain wrong and that twisted thinking is a major cause of suffering.


Emotional Intelligence
5 components

Knowing our emotions

Managing our emotions

Recognizing emotions in others

Managing relationships with others

Motivating ourselves to achieve our goals.


I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
— Anne Frank