All or Nothing Thought Distortion Also Known as Black and White Thinking
Understanding this cognitive distortion is usually fairly simple to comprehend.
We all know someone that is rigid in their thinking.
It's their way or the highway.
If you don't know someone like that - it may be that you are that someone.
Life is not black and white there are beautiful shades of gray
Feelings Aren't Facts
Say it louder for the people in the back!
Rescue Dogs and Recovery
Pet therapy is a trending topic these days.
What started out as emotional support dogs has grown to encompass
a whole array of animals.
For the strangest support animals you can think of check out this article by Mariel Loveland
"10 Weirdest Emotional Support Animals that People have Actually Owned"
But do support animals really help?
What does it mean to Catastrophize?
Catastrophizing is a common thought distortion.
Catastrophizing simply means thinking irrationally about the worst possible outcome of an action or event. It can also involve making a very big deal out of something minor.
For example: You overslept this morning.
Your automatic thought is "The whole day is ruined! My boss is going to write me up. I'm definitely going to lose my job. I might as well not even go into work today."
That escalated quickly!
Which is a common indication of catastrophizing. If you catch yourself going from zero to ten, take a step back and question if you may be making a bigger deal than what is warranted.
Catastrophizing, like all other thinking errors, tends to ignore a lot of the facts.
But that's why they're an error. And like any other error, they can be corrected.
So how would you correct our first example?
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