The next layer – Assumptions and rules in CBT

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If you got here from "automatic thoughts and what they can do to you".  You have a fair understanding of what automatic thoughts are and how they run your life.  Automatic thoughts, although they seem "automatic" an invisible range of cognitive processes play an important role in how they arise. Automatic thoughts almost always arise…

Hypnosis for sleep in Tamil – Hypnosis for insomnia

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For a large number of people, falling asleep may not be as simple as lying down and closing your eyes. Distractions and stressful thoughts can interfere with your ability to quieten the mind and put your body to sleep. Whether you suffer from insomnia or are just feeling overwhelmed with the stress of day-to-day life,  hypnosis…

Automatic thoughts and what they do to us

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Automatic thoughts Automatic thoughts can be both positive and negative, while some thoughts can help us while negative automatic thoughts lead to restricted ways of thinking and acting often blocking the path to our goals Thousands of thoughts occur to us each day, helping us make sense of what happens around us. Constantly judging, predicting…

Breathing exercises for anxiety

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Breathing is something that is taken for granted and yet has enormous significance in the development and maintenance of anxiety. People who do get anxious will remember the breathing discomfort associated with it, hyperventilation is common among those who suffer from panic disorder. Over 50 years of research has shown us that, physiology and emotions…

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These thinking styles could harm your mental health !

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cognitive distortion

As we get older and wiser, our thinking styles begin to take permanent shape. Ways of perceiving events and coping styles are often aimed at preserving our self image. These “ways” are learned over one’s lifetime via observation and experience. Sometimes we develop distorted cognitive processes which skew our perception of the world and cause unnecessary distress. Here are the common cognitive distortions that could be harming your mental health.


All-Or-Nothing Thinking: You see things in black-and-white categories. If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself as a total failure.

Over generalization: One negative event is seen as a possibly never ending sea of negativity . eg – I screwed up the client meeting and thus all future client meeting are going to suck.

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