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Reframing your mind to battle depression and CBT
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RE: Reframing your mind to battle depression and CBT
I finished A guide to Rational Living several weeks ago. It takes awhile for the main ideas to germinate in my head. There was two ideas that stood out for me, the visualizing bad events, and awfulizing. He mentions awfulizing in almost every chapter. Basically when you awfulize, you describe a situation as being awful and imply that it must not exist. "My coworker hates me, and its awful, I can't stand it!" You can't control your coworker but you can survive someone hating you. It might be inconvenient but not unbearable. Awful is a strong word more suited for becoming paraplegic or becoming a slave to ex-wife. You could still survive in both cases. The other tool of visualizing something that causes awfulizing or cognitive distortions and your supposed to feel the emotions at the time. I can't feel the emotions but I can think of the rational rebuttals to those situations. So its somewhat useful. Perhaps it will become more useful in time as I get better at it.
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