Module 2

Module 2

Module 2

What Exactly is the Goal of Christian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

The goal of CCBT is to use your own religious tradition as a foundation to identify and replace ongoing depressive thoughts and to emphasize that your religious beliefs and practices can be used as resources to reduce depressive symptoms and facilitate positive emotions.

The apostle Paul told the Roman Christians, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans: 12:2).

In other words, Paul is saying that transformation comes about by renewing your mind.

The main point of cognitive behavioral therapy is to show that how we think about a situation often drives our emotions, and that our emotions can in turn drive our response and behavior.

While this is true, it is important to remember that we are also told to seek God with all of our heart, mind and soul and that the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth.

John 4:23-24 says, but a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit [the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind], and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 

As you put on the mind of Christ, we encourage you to follow after his Holy Spirit. It is in his continual presence that you will find true peace. No man or program is a substitute for God’s Indwelling Spirt and Divine Presence.

These sessions are going to help you to develop the skills you need to effectively process your emotions

to have more control over your emotions so that they are not controlling you. There will be times in your life when an emotion takes over, but with practice these times will become less frequent. It is our hope that you will find the confidence you need to handle these difficult situations and the peace you are looking for.

This is why you must make every effort to add moral excellence to your faith; and to moral excellence, knowledge, and to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  2 Peter 1 5-8

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