Behavior therapy is a directive form of counseling and psychological therapy that focuses on understanding how our thoughts affect our behavior. It is based on the belief that feelings result from our thoughts and if negative, result in conditions like anxiety, depression and related self-destructive action behavior. Here are some of the benefits of behavior therapy.
Puts patients in control-behavior therapy works by helping the patient identify their negative thoughts and emotions while a therapist helps them to better understand how these thoughts and emotions are controlling their actions. Then, the patient is better able to gain control over those thoughts, and the actions that are a result of them.
Effective treatment- Many patients are unsure of whether or not behavior therapy will work, particularly in cultures that tend to put more emphasis on taking prescription medications. Studies have proven that it can be effective at reducing the symptoms of multiple disorders, including, anger management issues, depression, anxiety and many more.
Long lasting -Because medication does not resolve the underlying issue, the patient often has the disorder that has required that they seek the help of a professional disorder for years. Behavior therapy, on the other hand, works by changing the though patterns of the individual, and helps to replace negative thoughts with more positive thoughts.Because of this, the changes that are made when a patient undergoes behavior therapy are often life long, helping to decrease symptoms and guaranteeing that they do not come back.
Better relationships -Often, individuals seek the help of a professional therapist due to addiction or another mental health disorder. This form of treatment helps to decrease bothersome symptoms, and in doing that, it makes the patient more self-aware than ever before. As patients are able to see how their thoughts affect their actions, and how their actions have an impact on their life as a whole, they are also able to see how their actions affect their relationships.The end result of this is that many patients experience better relationships in every aspect of their life, including work and home, as treatment progresses and they continue to make progress.
Encourages responsibility -This form of treatment is based on the behavioral model, a model that states that a person’s feelings control their thoughts, and then their thoughts control their actions. Because of this, many individuals wind up accepting the responsibility for their actions instead of blaming other people, situations, or claiming that it is because they are a victim.