Decades of research have shown that there is an area in the left-hemisphere of our brains that constantly makes up stories about anything and everything! The pioneer of the research, neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga and his colleagues call it “the … Read More
Self-Generated Thought and the Wandering Mind
How to start? How to start… Maybe I should have prepared an outline first. Oh, this is too complicated to simplify. No, it’s not. It’ll be easier after I started. But, how to start? … Read More
John asked for our help for quiting smoking, and it has been a few sessions that we have been working together with him on this issue. In this session, we try to understand his need and desire to smoke when … Read More
1. Know What You Want to Change
You might already know what needs to be changed or you just have a sense that something in your life has to change, but you do not know what it is. Gilbert Chesterton said “Sometimes … Read More
Our session with Claire was supposed to start 15 mins ago. While wondering why she might have been late, I was sitting on my chair enjoying my cup of coffee as I heard a car engine stopped. She must have … Read More
Cognitive distortions is a concept from cognitive behavioral therapy, which implies that we usually tend to think in some biased way.
Normally, having cognitive distortions is neither a deficit nor a disorder, but it is just a by-product of how … Read More
In this post, I will try to tell you about what automatic thoughts are and how to identify them.
Sometimes, all of a sudden, we find ourselves feeling depressed, anxious, furious, guilty… However, we can’t tell why. If someone asks, we … Read More
In one of our previous posts, we examined What Automatic Thoughts are and How to Identify Them Using CBT Techniques.
In this post, I will try to tell you about how to challenge automatic thoughts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
You … Read More