Maladaptive Assumptions in CBT
Maladaptive assumptions (also called underlying assumptions, intermediate beliefs, dysfunctional beliefs) in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, are, as the names suggest, maladaptive/dysfunctional beliefs underlying automatic thoughts.
They are simply the rules behind our automatic thoughts.
As you might … Read More
In our previous post, “Can We Control Our Thoughts?”, we examined if it is possible to stop or control our thoughts. Here, I give an example of how to challenge an automatic thought about controlling our thinking.
I use … 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 … 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 this post, I will try to tell you about how to challenge automatic thoughts.
You might have identified more than one automatic thought that you consider to work on. Focus on the one that seems to cause the most … Read More