Lesson 6: Managing Cravings And Urges - Slide 2
What Are Cognitive Skills?
- Cognition is the act of creating knowledge by reasoning, intuition or perception
- Cognitive skills help us to change exaggerated or biased ways of thinking that cause stressful emotions like depression, anxiety, and anger
- Errors in thinking result
responses to situations
- We create the way we
feel by the way we think
- The way we think and feel
influences how we act
Pg. 1, “ Cognitive Therapy Techniques, a practitioner’s guide,” Robert L. Leahy, The Guilford Press, New York, 2003
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