Aaron Beck is a psychologist and professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Worldwide known for having developed Cognitive Therapy, initially for depression and subsequently applied to many other psychological problems, demonstrating great therapeutic efficacy. Find here some of his best psychology phrases.
Famous quotes by Aaron Beck
If our thinking is bogged down by distorted symbolic meanings, illogical reasoning and erroneous interpretations, we become, in truth, blind and deaf.
Cognitive therapy seeks to relieve psychological tensions by correcting misconceptions and self-signals. By correcting wrong beliefs, we can lower excessive reactions.
The strongest person is not the one who is making the most noise, it is the only one who can lead the conversation in silence towards the definition and resolution of problems.
The love of the couple needs a gradual learning.
Some authors have conceptualized depression as an "exhaustion syndrome" due to the prominence of fatigue; they postulate that the patient uses up his available energy during the period before the onset of depression and that the situation of depression represents a kind of hibernation, during which the patient gradually accumulates a new kind of energy.
Stop and give yourself a chance.
If we stumble without having a clear sense of where we are going or what we are doing, we are doomed to hurt ourselves and others.
Spouses must know how to adapt, acknowledge mistakes and forgive.
Although love is a powerful incentive for husbands and wives to help and support each other, make each other happy and create a family, it does not in itself constitute the essence of the relationship, since it does not provide the personal qualities and aptitudes that are decisive to support it and make it grow.
There are special qualities such as commitment, sensitivity, generosity, consideration, loyalty, responsibility, trustworthiness, which are determining factors for a happy relationship.
If our thinking is simple and clear, we are better equipped to reach our goals.
As it applies to substance abuse, the cognitive approach helps people cope with the problems that lead to emotional distress and to gain a broader perspective on their dependence on drugs for pleasure and / or relief from discomfort.
Spouses must cooperate, compromise and proceed with solidarity decisions.
Our way of thinking largely determines whether we will achieve our goals and enjoy life or even if we will survive.
The spouses must be tolerant of the defects, errors and particular features of the other. If these "virtues" are cultivated for a certain period, the marriage develops and matures.