advertisement
Home » Blogs » Caregivers, Family & Friends » “What Do I Need To Do To Change My Mind?”

“What Do I Need To Do To Change My Mind?”


ThinkingDo you know how to manage your thoughts so that you don’t get lost in them?
A lot of people struggle with managing their thoughts, especially in today’s society.

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.

To learn more about the connection between thoughts-feelings-behaviors click here:

“What Do I Need To Do To Change My Mind?”


Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and internationally certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides international consultations and works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, Keynote speaker, and founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and Youtube Youtube If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth family consultation, feel free to let me know.


No comments yet... View Comments / Leave a Comment

 

 

APA Reference
Hill, T. (2020). “What Do I Need To Do To Change My Mind?”. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 3, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers/2020/07/what-do-i-need-to-do-to-change-my-mind/

 

Last updated: 19 Jul 2020
Statement of review: Psych Central does not review the content that appears in our blog network (blogs.psychcentral.com) prior to publication. All opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the author alone, and do not reflect the views of the editorial staff or management of Psych Central. Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.