How behavior changes


Initial Stage /Phase 1: Analytical thinking

    • This process involves an increased to their thoughts, feelings, actions, physiological reactions, and ways of reacting to others.
    • If depressed clients hope to make constructive changes, they must first realize that they are not “victims” of negative thoughts and feelings.
    • They are actually contributing to their depression through the things they tell themselves.
    • If change is to occur, it is not sufficient, for change. As therapy progresses, clients acquire new cognitive structures that enable them to view their problems in a new light


Middle and Later Sessions/Phase 2:Critical thinking

  • 1- Starting a new internal dialogue.
  • 2- Greater emphasis on Cognitive than on behavioral techniques.
  • As a result clients learn to notice, is aware of their maladaptive behaviors,
  • Clients learn to change their internal dialogue through therapy. Their new internal dialogue serves as a guide to new behavior. In turn, this process has an impact on clients’ cognitive structures.


Ending Treatment /Phase 3:Creative thinking

  • Learning new skills. The third phase of the modification process consists of teaching clients more effective coping skills, which are practiced in real-life situations.
  • Who can’t cope with failure many avoid appealing activities for fear of not succeeding at them. Cognitive re-structuring can help them change their negative view, thus making them more willing to engage in desired activities. Happy People are outgoing extraverts are energized and thrive off of being around other people. They take pleasure in activities that involve large social gatherings, such as parties, community activities, public demonstrations, and business or political