Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can be used to either distract from or directly combat negative thoughts. Using these techniques can do wonders for the mental health of a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Learn about these two methods of CBT used to counteract negative thoughts.
What We Learned from this Video:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy offers two strategies for defeating negative thoughts: distract and combat.
- Distracting negative thoughts involves doing something to lift the mood. The positive emotion felt helps counteract negative thoughts.
- Positive emotions lower our heart rate and muscle tension, reducing the effects of anxiety.
- We often form negative thoughts in our minds that are not true.
- Combating these thoughts involves examining them and finding evidence that they are not true.
Autistic individuals may struggle with negative thoughts which can lead to anxiety and even depression. CBT is an invaluable resource that has helped many people on the spectrum. Need help finding Cognitive Behavior Therapy locations? Use our Resources page to easily find therapy options near you.