Tag Archives: Cognitive distortion

Luxury Problems? Compared to What?

People who have been exposed to the world of AA & other 12-step programs will be familiar with these phrases. Let’s focus on the first one first. Frequently, someone who is relatively new to recovery will start talking about how … Continue reading

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I Can’t Cope!

How many times has someone said that to me! I know the feeling, too. We all have times when we feel like we can’t cope. Everything seems to be going wrong– relationships, work, health–  you name it. And to top everything … Continue reading

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Mindfulness & cognitive therapy

One of the cognitive distortions that we’re encouraged to spot and re-think when using cognitive therapy techniques is the “should” statement– ” I should feel better,” “They shouldn’t treat me like that,” and others of that type. In rephrasing something, the goal … Continue reading

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