Our thoughts are incredibly powerful and can strongly affect how we feel and behave. Sometimes, it can seem that thoughts are automatic, out of control, and based in reality. However, these assumptions aren’t always correct. Sometimes, we fall into unhelpful and irrational patterns of thinking (Please see our September 1, 2015 blog post for a more in-depth discussion about these unhelpful thinking styles). Recognizing damaging thought patterns is the first step towards helpful and healthy thinking. And changing our thoughts to more neutral and helpful patterns is the second step. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself when you notice you’re falling into an unhelpful thinking pattern:
Thinking is incredibly powerful and can strongly affect our mood and perspective. To learn more about how to recognize unhelpful thinking patterns and how to challenge negative thoughts, consider booking an appointment with one of our counsellors at Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services.
OCCS is comprehensive counselling providing counselling services all throughout the Okanagan with locations in downtown Kelowna, Westbank and Penticton. Our counsellors specialize in a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, couples counselling, addictions and more. Call now to find out how our therapy services or online counselling services may benefit you and begin recognizing and challenging your unhelpful thinking patterns.
This blog post was written by our Clinical Counsellor:
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