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#6: Thought Errors 2/5

In this episode, we continue our 5 part series on the 15 most common thought errors.  In episode 3, we went over how to try to identify the thought that is causing your negative (or positive) feelings. After you’ve processed it, it’s important to look at if that thought is even true, useful in any way, or if there are any other alternatives to consider.  This series starts to examine the thought to consider if it falls within any of the 15 most common thought errors. 

Next up:

    • Jumping to conclusions - (2 groups)
      • Mind reading-you think you know what others are thinking, assumptions of their intentions occur with no evidence.
      • Fortune telling-which is making or make conclusions and predictions with no evidence and can have negative outcomes. 
    • Catastrophizing - over-exaggerate and start worrying about things and escalating them to the worst possible scenario; 2 types
      • Magnification 
      • Minimizing
    • Personalization - willingly taking just about anything and everything personally.

 

 

 


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Article mentioned:

https://www.mindmypeelings.com/blog/cognitive-distortions?rq=cognitive%20distortions