In this video/short article, I discuss the CBT/Thought Triangle. I also incorporate a short vlog at the end of the video.
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic orientation or approach that provides education and tools for managing the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.Understanding this connection will help you identify when your emotions are motivated by your thoughts.
Catastrophizing: For example, having the thought that you could get Corona just by going into a grocery store and that your chances are high for getting it. This thought can lead to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and feeling trapped. These thoughts and feelings will most likely lead to isolation and withdrawal or attempts at protecting yourself as much as you can. Obsessions can come from these emotions including compulsions if you have OCD or OCD tendencies. Anxiety can worsen and you can begin to experience what are known as thinking errors.
Generalization: Thinking errors are rigid ways that we think based on limited information or a skewed perception. Generalization is an example of a thinking error that can impact many of your behaviors. Meeting up with a juvenile delinquent may cause you to think that all adolescents are delinquent.
Fortunate telling: Fortune telling is another example of a thinking error. Predicting how someone will act or what your future will be, based on limited data, can negatively impact your motivation to move forward in your life.
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