Student or Learner
CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is like being your own detective, analysing how some of the thought patterns you have slipped into are triggering you emotional difficulties. The early stages may seem fairly cold and even boring.
What is the meaning of "cold" in this sentence? Is it used correctly in formal writing?
I take it to mean dull, without emotional impact - the opposite of warm and fuzzy.
The whole quote is a little awkward.
Rigid factual, and structured - as opposed to other kinds of self-therapy, which may involve self nuturing and affirmations.
It's from a textbook on cognitive therapy