The National Wellness Institute Of Australia

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The World Health Organisation defines the state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. The National Wellness Institute of Australia also elaborates that well-being is more than the absence of illness, and is subjective (self-assessed) and objective (ascribed) dimensions. Schnieder and Schimmack (2009) argue, although many researchers take great interest in the study of happiness, the validity of well-being has not developed in the past 50 years. As the state of one’s well-being is a generalised term, with personalised scope, it is therefore crucial to use many variables to evaluate overall well-being and thus, the effectiveness of any treatment to increase well-being. For the purpose of this study, five variables relating to well-being were used to evaluate the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in increasing well-being in adults. The measures of well-being used in this study are anxiety, depression, stress, satisfaction with life and self-efficacy. Anxiety, stress, and depression are commonly treated with CBT, with or without complimentary pharmaceutical/behavioural treatments. It is valuable to assess whether CBT is an effective treatment, for one, that medication use could be avoided. It is widely accepted that CBT is an effective therapy in treating many psychological symptoms,
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