Understanding Cognitive Distortions-LESSON01



You know what's funny about our mind, it lies to us all the time. Our mind loves to convince us that circumstances are the cause of our emotions. 

So, for example, you may think I'm sad because I didn't get the job. But here's the thing. It's not the outside circumstances that make us sad or anxious. It's how we interpret them, it's how we think about them.

 If I don't get the job I might actually be feeling sad because I'm thinking oh I'm such a failure. Instead of thinking, I don't have the qualifications or I might be sad because I'm thinking this career will never work out. 

Instead of thinking I need to change my approach in the next interview. Or you might be sad because you're thinking nothing good ever happens to me. Instead of I'll try again soon. When we get stuck in thought patterns that are distorted, or untrue, or unhelpful. 

This can contribute to depression, anxiety, and other mental illness. And distorted thinking makes us less successful in both our professional and our personal lives. In this two-part skill, first, you're going to learn about 10 common Cognitive Distortions. 

These are ways that you think make you feel anxious or depressed. Then in part two, you're going to learn what you can do about these cognitive distortions by changing how you think so you can change how you feel. 

Do you feel like you're never good enough or do you put other people's needs before your own to the point of getting burned out? Do you change the way you act or talk or look to please others but at the expense of your own happiness? If this sounds like you you may be a perfectionist or people-pleaser. 

Perfectionism and people-pleasing can fuel a host of issues like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues but you can learn practical skills to change how you think and break these habits in the online course overcoming perfectionism and people-pleasing. 

I've teamed up with Dr. Carly Lebaron who has 13 years of experience helping clients who struggle with these issues. In her course, there are five hours of instruction on overcoming perfectionism and people-pleasing. 

She'll teach you how to let go of being everything, for everyone else. And how to be more real and happy. You can really get back to your authentic self. So go ahead and start learning today. Check out the link in the description to learn more.

 Cognitive distortions are ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn't actually true, but it feels true. Your thoughts twist reality. 

And you start to feel like you're bad or broken or deficient. Or you begin to see the world as dangerous or threatening or cruel. 

But here's the thing with cognitive distortions you don't realize you're doing it. You think that the way you see things is reality. It feels true

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  1. Congratulations on attending this LESSON02 on Cognitive Distortions. Here is a short introspective and retrospective exercise, on how you could have been applying these distortions unconsciously much to your misery.👇

    1. LETTING OUT-Looking at your life in the recent past, what experiences have you been going through? (Use the reply button to SHARE👇✅

    2. LETTING GO-Which of the cognitive distortions above, have you applied in the recent past, at home, at the workplace, etc.
      What EFFECT has the use of such a cognitive distortion had on your RELATIONSHIPS, CAREER, and BUSINESS?
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    3. LETTING IN-What different outcome would you receive in future similar circumstances if you learned how to counter the distortions you have been using much to your misery and pain?👇 ✅