When you’re caught up in mind reading and blocking real communication, you can cut yourself off from much-needed support and connection.
Should statements are a type of cognitive distortion that happen when someone is constantly dissatisfied with whatever’s occurring in the present moment.
This is the final post in a series about the most common cognitive distortions – false beliefs – and how they relate to eating disorders. Heaven’s reward fallacy As Dr. John Grohol describes in an article for Psych Central, with this cognitive distortion “we expect our sacrifice and self-denial to pay off, as if someone […]
In a series of posts, we’re exploring some of the most common cognitive distortions – negative thought patterns that reinforce false beliefs and steer people away from recovery. Catastrophizing This cognitive distortion is like having a huge case of the “What if’s?” What if I hurt my foot exercising and can never leave the house […]
Cognitive distortions are thought patterns that reinforce false beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. These patterns can be deeply ingrained and often it takes an outside observer like a therapist or sponsor to see them. In the next few blog posts, we’ll examine some of the most common cognitive distortions and how they […]