ALL or Nothing Thinking

All or Nothing thinking is a cognitive distortion in which we perceive others and ourselves in an extreme manner. This type of thinking pattern keeps us emotionally stuck because our perception of others and ourselves are either all good or all bad. Individuals struggling with this type of stinking thinking either see themselves as a…

STINKING THINKING: FORTUNE TELLING

Let’s discuss the tendency to make assumptions about others or events based on little to no evidence. This type of thinking error usually assumes that an event or situation will turn out badly. Tell- Tell signs of the “Fortune Telling” negative thinking trap. You are a star employee and an opportunity for a promotion has…

Stinking Thinking and Negative Thought Traps

Prunella Harris, LCSW- We have been spending a lot of time on increasing our self-awareness of our inner thoughts, in order to increase our emotional intelligence. Today, I want to introduce the concept of “Stinking Thinking”.  “Stinking Thinking” refers to negative thought traps or a negative way of viewing your world which keeps us emotionally…

Coping with Anxiety

Stress is a normal part of live and in some cases can be very beneficial.  Life is full of everyday stressors; stressors can range from either work, family, finances, or any combination of the three.  Sometimes this stress can cause us to worry.  This worry at times can be just what is needed to kick…