INside Out #39: Twisted Thinking

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


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")