In the CBT/cognitive therapy model, we recognize that we are each affected by the environment in which we live. This environment involves both our current situations (family, friends, job, culture, various stressor and supports, etc.), as well as our past (our family history, past relationships, previous successes and failures, etc.).
Within our environment, there are four elements of ourselves that interact with each other:
- Cognitive: thoughts, cognitions, beliefs, self-talk