Cognitive distortions – a concept from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy – refer to biased ways of thinking about oneself and the world around us. The model essentially states that there are specific ways people distort their thinking. These irrational thoughts and beliefs (i.e., distortions) can lead to problematic emotional states and behaviour, like anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and relationship conflicts:
Recommended viewing prior to watching How to Identify and Challenge Cognitive Distortions:
Understanding Cognitive Distortions click link below
Identifying cognitive distortions in a systematic manner can help you start to diminish their power and is an important step in the process of replacing them with more rational thoughts. Making the distinction between irrational thoughts (i.e. Cognitive distortions) and rational perspectives. Once you start to identify the cognitive distortions, you can challenge them and choose to let go of them, rather than “feeding” or reinforcing them. This paves the way for you to start cultivating and strengthening a more rational and balanced perspective about yourself and the world around you.
This seminar is in no way a replacement for any prescribed medication; nor is it intended to contraindicate or supersede any medically diagnosed conditions or designed to treat anyone or make any recommendation’s learners deploy techniques as part of any treatment plan. The seminar is for educational purposes