We all have them but you may never have noticed them about yourself. Take a peek at mine today.

What are we talking about?

Well if you want to know in simple terms then here is a definition:

A complex arrangement of two or more responses that occur in a prescribed order. Behavior patterns are also referred to as chains of behavior, highlighting their nature as a complex linking of simpler segments of behavior. They may be formed via the operant conditioning of various segments presented in the appropriate order. Also called behavioral pattern.

According to American Psychological Association.

In simpler terms, when you see/feel something and how you react to it in different stages is called a behavioral pattern. All this while I did know I had one, but recent session with my therapist has been an eye opener.

We never know what turn our life may take to build a behavioural pattern that we may never have seen before. And that’s okay because no matter what the woke generation of the internet may say, it does build a character. The world cannot be the same, if it was, it would be the most dull planet in the universe and we would probably have to hide like aliens do at Mars. LMAO!!

But anyway, back to where we were. If you are reading this blog for the first time and if you are on my page for the first time, Hello. My name is Bandana and I am just a small town girllll, living in a lonely worrrrld with her pet hamster, Tintin. And I happen to suffer from what they call Clinical Depression and PTSD. You can look up the definitions when you tap/click on the words. And that is why I have a certain behavioural pattern, that a lot of you may or may not have noticed about me. Here is a chart:

So this is just an explanation as to how my behavioural pattern is but it is also bound to change as I am going through the therapy that I so gladly take. But this behavioural pattern has obstacles for me too and here’s the chart for that:

If you would like to read about Behavioural Patterns some more, then look the words up on Google/Bing or any search engine and you will get answers. If you are a fan of books, even better. And if you are a Clinical Psychologist/Counsellor reading this, then I am sure you have a good idea about what I have written. I do go through therapy every week and I am well aware of the things that are happening to me. And the things I don’t understand, well my Doctor is my darling.

What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a short-term therapy technique that can help people find new ways to behave by changing their thought patterns.

According to Medical News Today.
Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/296579#:~:text=Cognitive%20behavioral%20therapy%2C%20or%20CBT,many%20other%20common%20life%20challenges.

Types of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT apparently has an array of techniques and approaches that address thoughts, behaviours and emotions. They are:

  • Cognitive Therapy: It centers on identifying and changing inaccurate thinking patterns, emotional responses, and behaviors.
  • DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy addresses thoughts and behaviours while incorporating strategies such as emotional regulation and mindfulness.
  • Multimodal Therapy: It suggests that psychological issues must be treated by addressing seven different but interconnected modalities, which are behaviour, affect, sensation, imagery, cognition, interpersonal factors, and drug/biological considerations.
  • REBT: Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy involves identifying irrational beliefs, actively challenging these beliefs, and finally learning to recognise and change these thought patterns.

Why Am I Taking CBT?

Well, this therapy is highly goal oriented and I do need to start getting my goals in order to become less of a procrastinator and work hard to achieve something in life. Best part about this is my therapist has to take an active participation here and hence I don’t feel very alone. The only part I don’t enjoy are the home-works/assignments she gives to me because it’ hard to take a peek into yourself and see the the type of person you are.

I have started to take Cognitive Behavioural Therapy solely because, I want to change my thought process and I don’t want to be afraid to be the person who I am. As a blogger, we are often expected to be outspoken and well versed with the stuff we talk about. I am interested in Fashion, Beauty, Travelling and all that stuff but before that I am trying to pull myself together.

Lastly….

I am not aware of all the types of mental health issues, but I do know that none of it should be a stigma. We should all join hands and work together towards a prosperous future. I actually started writing about it because currently I was feeling like I don’t belong here and I need to explain to people and my readers who want to know a bit more about me. I have given you one key to me. Maybe find out the rest when you keep reading more?

Until next time, steer clear of trouble, kids.

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