12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are irrational thoughts that can trigger our emotions. Everyone experiences cognitive distortions, but after a certain degree of experiencing them, they can become harmful. You might have heard the phrase, “you are what you think,” or the quote by Henry Ford, “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Our … Continue reading 12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

Managing Anxiety and Deciding with Uncertainty

Manage anxiety by deciding with uncertainty. When you're making a tough decision, all you can do is make the best choice for what you know right then and there. Our brains like certainty, we are creatures of habit. We rely on pre-existing patterns that are familiar, which is safe and effortless. Many of our behaviors … Continue reading Managing Anxiety and Deciding with Uncertainty

Reframing Your Negative Thoughts

How to deal with negative thoughts by using cognitive reframing. Cognitive reframing is a way to put distorted, negative thoughts into perspective. The majority of our thoughts are negative and can be untrue or unrealistic. After we identify these thoughts, then we apply cognitive reframing. The result of flipping the script is a healthier, realistic thought. … Continue reading Reframing Your Negative Thoughts