10 Unhelpful Thinking Styles
Unhelpful thinking styles create the thoughts that contribute to negative feelings and patterns in our mind. Everyone has different styles that they predominantly struggle with as we pick them up over the course of our lives and they become habit. They are cognitive distortions and will reinforce negative emotions. Here are 10 types of unhelpful thinking styles you may recognize in your own life.
It’s important to understand that these thoughts are inaccurate. Once we gain the awareness of their occurrence, we can begin to replace them with healthy, rational thinking. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is a counselling service that is often used to combat this type of negative thinking. By first identifying the thinking and then refuting it, we work against the thoughts. With time and practice these thoughts will occur less and less frequently, and new balanced thought processes will take their place. At OCCS we offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches and assess each of our clients individually to determine which technique will be most appropriate and beneficial to them. Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the counselling services we offer and is used to effectively treat anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and many other mental health concerns you may have.
Contact us today to find out how our counselling services may be of benefit to you, and learn to challenge negative thoughts, adjust behavioural patterns, or address any other challenging circumstances you may be facing. OCCS offers online counselling services, as well as locations throughout the Okanagan in downtown Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Penticton for your convenience. Weekend/evening appointments, and a sliding fee scale are also available.
This blog post was written by:
Nicole Ripley, BA Psyc, M.Couns
Registered Clinical Counsellor (#10535)
Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services
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