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CAN CBT CHANGE MINDFULNESS, DEPRESSION AND INSPIRATION LEVELS OF STUDENTS

Published Date : 05-Dec-2014

Abstract

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is "a system of psychotherapy that attempts to reduce excessive emotional reactions and self-defeating behaviour by modifying the faulty or erroneous thinking and maladaptive Beliefs that underlie these reactions" (Beck (et al, 1993) Negative biases in processing information about the self have long been recognized as a central feature in the development and maintenance of depression. In practice, However, it may not be easy to distinguish between students whose negative thinking about the self is primarily an aspect of current mood state, and those for whom it represents a reflection of more enduring issues .The paper speculates that, in both cases, meta-cognitive awareness (acceptance of the idea that thoughts, assumptions and beliefs are mental events and processes rather than reflections of objective truth) may be an important precursor to active engagement in therapy on the part of the students and considers what aspects of cognitive behavior therapy might be used to promote it in this present investigation mainly focuses on the impact of CBT on mindfulness, depression and inspiration levels of students. 200 students were chosen for the study. 100 students were involved under control group and 100 students were given CBT for about 8 weeks. Pretest and post test levels of Mindfulness, depression and inspiration levels of students were measured using speilberger?s tool for depression, Todd M. et al„s tool for Inspiration (2003), Kirk Warren Brown, Ph.D. & Richard M. Ryan?s? tool for mindfulness. Pretest and post test scores were analyzed through “t” test, Correlation and regression coefficient. IT was concluded that CBT definitely changed the scores of mindfulness, depression and inspiration levels of students