Over the past decades Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has grown to be a prominent and effective psychological therapy.
There is not 'one' cognitive behaviour therapy but CBT is an umbrella term used for quite a few therapies that share the same underlying tenet; it is not the environmental trigger or situation that causes a person's emotional response; rather it is what the person thinks about these events that leads to their emotional reaction. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy based therapeutic interventions are directed toward changing the person's cognitions, that is their thoughts and beliefs, and behaviours in order to change the resulting emotion. To achieve this there are many techniques that in rigorous studies have been empirically demonstrated to be effective.
Psychotherapy aims to increase the individual's sense of his/her own well-being. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behaviour change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family).
Some of the wise women and men of our world portray the effect of CBT in their words;
"If you think you can do a thing or think that you can't, you're right." Henry Ford.
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world." Buddha