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#7: Thought Errors 3/5

In this episode, we continue with the 3rd of the 5 part series on the 15 most common thought errors. In episodes #3-4 we went over how to try to identify the thought that is causing your negative (or positive) feelings. After you’ve processed the feeling, it’s important to look at if the causative 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. 

Distortions 7-9/15:

  • Blaming - holding others responsible for our pain, playing the victim role
  • Labeling - assign judgment to ourselves or others based on one negative incident
  • Always being right - believe our opinions are facts, NEED to be right, efforts to prove ourselves right persist well beyond when most would “agree to disagree.”

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