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Playing A Game With Catastrophic Thinking

Most people engage in self-limiting cognitive activity in one form or another, to one degree or another.

Catastrophic thinking is a kind of self-limiting cognitive activity. It distorts our experience and perspective. And for those who journey with a mood disorder, this is no small thing.

Catastrophic thinking is like worry on steroids, both on the same continuum. Consider, just for a moment, the influence of letting the mind do whatever it wants without whatever catastrophe captures its attention. It robs us of the present.

Imagine how liberating it could be for you and your clients to learn to untangle from self-limiting cognitive activity. Instead of pathologizing this activity, we are all a little better off by simply acknowledging that most of us engage in this kind of thinking from time to time.

Give it a try for yourself. For a week, every time you catch yourself worrying about this or that, recognize it as a form of catastrophic thinking. Think of this as a little game with your mind, where the prize is peace of mind.

If it’s easy for you to just drop the worry (or the unfolding catastrophe), great. If not, up your game. Play with using End of Words. (www.tinyurl.com/aaiteow) Do this for 7 – 21 days if you have a worry habit. In this way, you may just befriend worry and cut off catastrophic thinking.

What would it be worth to you or your clients if you knew how to get them untangled from the charged pain of anxiety and depression. Message me. Let’s have a conversation about the AAIT Fellowship Training Group. This experience will undoubtedly take your skills to the next level.

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