If emotional problems are driven by negative beliefs, it might seem like the best way to feel better is to change the way we think. This concept is applied regularly by cognitive therapists  who go through a series of steps to help their clients thinks in more realistic ways. The first is to pay attention to intense emotions when they occur and recognize the thought that we go with them. If emotional problems are driven by negative beliefs, it might seem like the best way to feel better is to change the way we think. This concept is applied regularly by cognitive therapists  who go through a series of steps to help their clients thinks in more realistic ways. The first is to pay attention to intense emotions when they occur and recognize the thought that we go with them. If emotional problems are driven by negative beliefs, it might seem like the best way to feel better is to change the way we think. This concept is applied regularly by cognitive therapists  who go through a series of steps to help their clients thinks in more realistic ways. The first is to pay attention to intense emotions when they occur and recognize the thought that we go with them. If emotional problems are driven by negative beliefs, it might seem like the best way to feel better is to change the way we think. This concept is applied regularly by cognitive therapists  who go through a series of steps to help their clients thinks in more realistic ways. The first is to pay attention to intense emotions when they occur and recognize the thought that we go with them.