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Cognitive behavioural intervention (CBI)

It is a process by which patients learn to become experts of their own behaviour. The theory behind CBI is that if people can learn to better understand their thoughts and emotions, then they can also alter them through a host of strategies or exercises. The ultimate goal of CBI is to teach patients how to change undesirable emotions, such as anxiety and anger, that result in maladaptive or destructive behaviours.

CBI strategies, all of which are focused on increasing positive behaviours, reducing undesirable or inappropriate behaviours, and promoting self-control, include actionable goals that promote problem-solving, communication, relaxation, and self-awareness.