Warped thoughts from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Missing something…
from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
All or nothing
Is it really all or none?
Just because there is one problem does it mean that everything had been ruined?
Are there any positive outcomes?
What is the evidence that everything is wrecked?
Is this part that you are focussing on the real full picture? Have you misinterpreted the big picture?
Disqualifying the positive
What is the evidence that the positive comment can be dismissed so readily?
One error does not mean multiple errors.
Can you learn to improve so that it won't happen again?
Does it really mean you have these characteristics all the time?
Have I not appreciated my achievements?
Jumping to conclusions
Have I any evidence from which to derive this conclusion?
Do I know what that person is thinking?
Do I have any real evidence of what will happen in the future
Just because I feel sad/anxious/upset/miserable doesn't mean I am in reality a miserable, emotionally inadequate person.
Do I really need to feel so miserable about this event? Is it really worthy of my feelings of misery?
Labelling and mislabelling
Is that a truly accurate name for that event, that person, for me?
Is the problem so big?
Why should it be like that? It might be easier if it was that way, but it doesn't mean that it should/must/ought to be like that.
Am I really responsible for that?