Behavioral activation therapy (BAT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a proven method of treating mental health issues either with or without medication.
BAT is a specific method of CBT where the emphasis is on scheduling healthy lifestyle activities into a patient’s or client’s day (or calendar). BAT therapists work with their patients or clients to develop healthy weekly or monthly plans that emphasize positive and affirming activities, such as social engagements, exercise, grocery shopping, etc.
The intrinsic rewarding benefits of healthy lifestyle activities creates a positive upward spiral of behavior change. Owaves integrates BAT with chronotherapy, another proven methodology of combatting depression, and improving mood and mental health.