INside Out #39: Twisted Thinking

It's time to become aware of the kinds of thinking that may be holding us back! 

Resources:

The Feeling Good Handbook by Dr. David D. Burns

Types of Twisted Thinking:

  • All or Nothing (if it's not perfect, it's horrible)
  • Overgeneralizing ("always" or "never")
  • Mental Filter (dwelling on a negative point)
  • Discounting the Positive (not good enough)
  • Jumping to Conclusions (mind reading or fortune-telling)
  • Magnification (exaggerate problems or minimize the positive)
  • Should Statements ("should," "ought to," "have to," "must")
  • Labeling (making a mistake = "I am an idiot")