A second point in which Fries differed from Kant is the view taken as to the relation between immediate and mediate cognitions.
He taught him to distinguish in all cognitions, and especially in the simplest facts of consciousness, the fact of voluntary activity, that activity in which our personality is truly revealed.
But in spite of the intense conviction with which he thus identified metaphysical speculation and practical wisdom, we find in his writings no serious attempt to deduce the particulars of human well-being from his knowledge of absolute good, still less to unfold from it the particular cognitions of the special arts and sciences.
Identifying and changing cognitions - The first step is to address all the fears and concerns the client has when experiencing a high level of anxiety.
Once the client identifies negative cognitions, the therapist and client come up with positive cognitions to replace the negatives ones.