How Narrative And Mindfulness Therapy Differ From Cbt Essay

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PART B
Question 3
Does being rational and realistic necessarily equate with being happy, and how do Narrative and Mindfulness Therapy differ from CBT in their approach to fostering happiness?
The equation of being ‘rational’ and ‘realistic’ fosters the thought of happiness as one assumes it would. Individual interpretations of rational thoughts and accurate beliefs are expressions of what the mind is feeling. This essay will discuss how Narrative and Mindfulness Therapy differ from CBT in their approach to fostering happiness? I will also identify what equates with being happy in reference the five individuals in the documentary Gay Muslims.
What does it mean to be happy? Psychology defines happiness as overall wellbeing, but there is an emphasised value on having a meaningful life. A meaningful life seems to be a balance of health, social activity and extrafactual beliefs. Factors that influence happiness include love, work and genetic pre-disposition (Weiten, 2010). It seems that happiness is an assortment of variables, a personal journey of influential emphases.
Drawing on this imagery, an individual’s worldview is a psychological connection of reality harbouring their philosophies of life. Influencing factors from within micro communities suggests societies of relative equals commonly pursue alike goals, with similar interests, engaging in similar activities live in similar cultural circles, all contribute to individual identity. Critically drawing on cultural…

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