Cognitive therapy for stress rests on the premise that it’s not simply the events in our lives that cause us stress, it’s the way we think about them. There are hundreds of examples of how our thoughts and our negative self-talk invade our experiences. These can lead to either a triggered stress response or a calm demeanor.
Stress can also be a great motivator, but too much can be overwhelming. Once stress exceeds normal levels, a very common problem is that it can lead to generalized anxiety if untreated for long periods of time. Foundations Counseling using a cognitive approach work with clients to recognize and alter these habitually negative thought patterns.