Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a widespread practice used to treat anxiety and anxious thoughts. It is all about framing our thinking patterns. We have thousands of thoughts a day, but many of them are not accurate or true. It's as simple as challenging our anxious thoughts.

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A few weeks back I posted about Core Beliefs, Intermediate Beliefs and Automatic Thoughts. Today I want to dive a little deeper into the rabbit hole and begin to unpack negative thinking styles and how to reframe cognitive distortions... . . CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) explores how unhelpful thinking styles often contribute to negative automatic thoughts. We often have multiple unhelpful thinking styles that impact our mood and behaviors.... . . Unhelpful thinking styles may include All or Nothing thinking, Over-generalizing, Disqualifying the Positive, Emotional Reasoning, and Personalization to name a few. Above are a few examples of how we can acknowledge the unhelpful thought, recognize the type of unhelpful thinking style, and then begin to reframe the thought.... . . Please know this work takes practice. A lot of practice. We are essentially retraining the brain to think differently. We have deeply rooted stories and narratives about ourselves and others that need to be challenged. A good place to start is becoming more aware of how you are thinking. Maybe start with asking yourself, “What is going through my mind?”... . . 🙋🏻‍♀️ Can you relate to these unhelpful thinking styles? For more information, visit beckinstitute.org. . . . . . PLEASE SEE DISCLAIMER IN HIGHLIGHTS #cbt #cbttherapy #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #unhelpfulthinking #thinkingstyles #retrainingmybrain #braintraining #therapistofinstagram #therapistsofinstagram #drkellyvincent #therapy

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