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How does cognitive-behavioral therapy treat emotional trauma?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is designed to help you process your thoughts and feelings following trauma. The approach includes encouragement to discuss feelings about the occurrence in order to deal with anger and anxiety resulting from the emotional trauma. Techniques for relaxation and distraction are employed to help manage feelings of anxiety. You may learn how to think about your trauma in healthy, non-destructive ways, and to deal with emotions calmly as they occur.

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