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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!First time ever that California Cognitive Behavioral Institute is providing an airline specific Human Trafficking Certification Training for Alaska Airlines. Dr. Mathis is the National Trainer for NWCAVE (National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation) and created this specific training for Alaska Airlines. This is the second airline that Dr. Mathis has worked with. She was the first and only domestic violence advocate in the nation to negotiate a United Airlines commitment to flying victims of domestic violence (Dr. Mathis clients only) out of their life threatening and violent homes to a new location at no cost. She is proud to have the airline industry partner with her on issues of domestic violence and human trafficking.











How Can Cognitive Behavior Therapy Help With Emotional Addiction

The CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) course presented by Dr. Kathie Mathis offers a detailed, practitioner level look at the subject of CBT, showing to you all the basics you need to learn in order to help people improve their lives. It teaches CBT therapy skills, which will help treat anxiety, depression, addiction problems, and a wide range of other issues faced during counseling and psychotherapy, such as anger, self-esteem, and confidence.

Who Can Benefit From the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute

Dr. Kathie Mathis’ CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) training teaches the skills needed for those who want to learn Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for self-help and those who wish to practice CBT for therapy and counseling. This course is perfect for psychologists, NLP professionals, hypnotherapists, and life coaches who choose to incorporate Cognitive Behavior Therapy to their expertise and strategies tool kit.

Emotional Addiction and What You Should Know About It

Do you know that you can also become addicted to feelings or emotions and that these feelings might also prevent you from going on in your life? Emotional addiction is the product of biological factors, culture, habits, attitudes, relationships, or the lack of spirituality. Emotional addiction or dependency is the state that you are usually or obsessively engaged in.

Emotions are holographic responses to our experiences. There are chemicals for each emotional state that we encounter. Hypothalamus produces peptides that are sent to thousands of receptors in a single cell. They attach and then produce signals as to what is going on in our cells. We become extremely addicted to an emotional state. We tend to stay addicted until we change our attachments, feelings, and convictions about things.

Emotions enrich our understanding, but our reliance on these emotions is a concern because they lead to biochemical addictions. When you think about all your encounters and the feelings you've connected to them — from the brain down to the very cells of your body — no wonder it is hard to leave unhealthy relationships, partners, food, and sex.

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During the course of CBT training course, an individual can learn to:


  • Identify problems more easily
  • Build knowledge of automatic thought
  • Challenge underlying beliefs that might be erroneous
  • Differentiate between reality and illogical thinking
  • Realize how past experiences can influence current attitudes and emotions
  • Avoid thinking for the worst
  • See a problem from another angle
  • Learn to understand the behavior and intentions of other people
  • Find a more optimistic way to think and see scenarios
  • Be more conscious of their own mood
  • Develop attainable objectives
  • Avoid generalized statements and all-or-nothing thought
  • Avoid taking responsibility for all this
  • Based on how things are and not how they think they should be.
  • Face their worries instead of ignoring them
  • Describe, embrace, and recognize, rather than judge by themselves or others