LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CBTReferee, a new app for the iPhone and Android, provides users with mobile tools toassist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - a type of psychotherapy that involves journaling and reflecting to deter dysfunctional emotions and feelings. Simple and convenient, CBTReferee supplies a platform for users to jot down their thoughts and learn
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning negative emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. This treatment requires the patient to jot down negative thoughts or feelings, analyze them by noting cognitive traps such as generalization or catastrophic thinking, and finally, writing down a healthier statement that supports positive feelings.
The problem is that negative thoughts don't always occur in a therapist's office, or when you have a pad and pen handy. That's where CBTReferee comes in.
"I found myself always needing to carry around a notebook to practice CBT, since negative thoughts and feelings happen at random," said Andrew Arrow, creator of CBTReferee. "As a result, I decided to build a simple app for my own use. Finding it personally effective, I decided to put it in the app store, not really knowing if it would be useful for others," he added. The feedback he received convinced him otherwise. CBTReferee sales have been increasing on a weekly basis and based on its reviews, has provided some real value to its users.
CBTReferee can be activated on the user's phone whenever and wherever a negative thought occurs. The three simple steps deliver Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in an easy, structured manner.
The app also keeps a "thought record" allowing users to reference previous thoughts and notice patterns in the way that they think.
"The power of CBT comes from actually taking the time to write down your thoughts," adds Arrow. "A major caveat is that people try CBT and never get very far because they attempt to do the exercises mentally without ever writing anything down – whether it be because they don't have paper and a pen on hand or because their thoughts can be off-putting. In this respect, CBTReferee provides a convenient, easy option."
CBTReferee is available through Apple iTunes and the Android market for $4.99.
CBTReferee, an app designed to assist in delivering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is available for the iPhone and Android. Written and designed by Andrew Arrow, CBTReferee assists in helping to relieve symptoms of depression and COD among other emotional disorders. Visit www.cbtreferee.com for more information.
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