Tag: cognitive behavioral techniques

  • picture of a stack of oreos against a blue background. this is to symbolize all-or-nothing thinking which is also sometimes called "black and white" thinking

    What Is All-Or-Nothing Thinking?

    All-or-nothing thinking, also known as extreme, polarized, or black-and-white thinking, is a cognitive distortion that affects the way you perceive and interpret the world. In this article, you’ll learn what all-or-nothing thinking is and see some real-world examples to help you grasp its impact on your life. Cognitive distortions First, let’s talk about cognitive distortions.…

  • 11 Ways Labeling is Destroying your Mental Health

    Labeling (or global labeling) is distorted thinking. It’s when we reduce ourselves or others to a single characteristic.

  • 33+ Examples of All-or-Nothing Thinking

    Certain words are associated with all-or-nothing thinking. If you know what they are you can watch out for them and catch yourself when you’re thinking in all-or-nothing terms.

  • All-Or-Nothing Thinking: What It Is and What It Looks Like

    All-or-nothing thinking is a thought distortion, meaning it is skewed thinking that gives you a false perception. This skewed thinking spreads outward. So if you’re thinking in all-or-nothing terms it is likely negatively impacting your mental health and every area of your life. And it’s likely a habit. Fortunately, simply knowing what all-or-nothing thinking is…

  • Cognitive Distortions—What They Are and Why You Need to Know About Them

    Cognitive distortions and well-being clash. Because cognitive distortions undermine our mental and emotional well-being. And when we think with cognitive distortions we limit ourselves. We get in the way of our personal growth, our development and limit our potential success. Luckily, we have the power to overcome cognitive distortions! The first step is knowing what…

  • If You Read One Article About Inner-Child Work You Want to Read This One

    Inner-child work focuses on childhood experiences to improve emotional and mental well-being. It helps us heal past trauma and uncover why we do the things we do. It’s relatively new and there are different variations. Not just for trauma, inner-child work will benefit anyone who uses it. It can help stop harmful patterns, remove blockers…