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Stolen from the LL forum - DIY CBT


I was having a wee swatch at other parts of the boards and came across this on the LL forum.

The full link is here:


but I think it made for quite interesting reading and I think quite a few of us would find it helpful?

I was reading the sunday papers and came across an article about cognitive behaviour therapy. Below is the top ten negative thoughts...

1. All or nothing: you see things in stark black and white terms.

2. Overgeneralisation: you view a negative event as part of a never-ending pattern of defeat.

3. Mental filter: you dwell on negative comments, ignoring positive ones.

4. Discounting positives: you insist your good qualities and accomplishments don't count.

5. Jumping to conclusions: mind-reading (you assume people are reacting negatively to you); and fortune-telling (you arbirarily predict that things will turn out badly).

6. Magnification: blowing problems or shortcomings out of proportion.

7. Emotional reasoning: assuming your negative emotions reflect the way things really are.

8. "Should" statements: you criticise yourself or other epople with shoulds, oughts and musts.

9. Labelling: instead of saying "I made a mistake," you think "I'm a fool."

10. Blame: you blame yourself for things you're not responsible for, or blame others when your behaviour might have contributed to a problem.
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My goodness - I can say yes to all of them! Do I win a prize???
Seriously, though, these will ring true for most of us..I don't suppose the 'fixes' were there too??? x


no that was the whole thread but given the OP mentioned sunday supplement I don't think it would be too difficult to try and track it down. I'll have a look later.
Interesting to say the least, would be good to find out more

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