Cognitive Pearl #002 Kislev 2, 5775 November 24, 14

Sensations. Memories. Associations. Moods. Cognitive Abilities. Social pressures. An almost infinite list of influences. Every psychotherapeutic approach must accept the fact that the individual weaves all of these factors and influences into a web that he or she calls ‘reality’. That ‘reality becomes a trap, a jail cell, a place where the individual acts and reacts. Any chance for change only emerges from alterations in how this ‘reality’ is woven together. The good news is that a dramatic change is not needed for amazing results. A thought here; a new relationship there.

That is the hope offered by cognitive therapy.