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CBT(not for psychosis though)?

Anyone familiar with cognitive distortions? I’m having trouble capturing them in my journal because of my poverty of thought.

Any tips?

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For anyone not familiar with CBT, here is the check list of 10 cognitive distortions

It’s hard to spot by yourself, a therapist is invaluable in pointing out of your distortions.

The mistake I made was thinking that they were a-ha moments, when actually you have to keep working at it on a regular basis to change the distortions. But it can improve your view of yourself and life

If something makes you feel badly about yourself, go through the checklist and see if there’s a match

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Cool thanks.

I am working with my doctor/practitioner but yeah it’s tough.

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@MissJennyJen it didn’t come easily or naturally to me either

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I’m going through CBT with my current therapist but honestly I don’t know how effective it’s going to be.

She told me to write down my distorted (negative) thoughts.

I told her I’d be writing every minute, all day long.

I am continuously bombarded by these distorted thoughts.

But I’ve been challenging them.

At least trying to.

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My therapist said that I didn’t have to write down my negative thoughts.
Just acknowledging them in my head might be enough.

But what I’m doing is writing down what we’ve discussed during our therapy sessions.

I find this to be more helpful.

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i usually write things down that happen to me… and i think that helps giving them a place… but lately i’ve been pretty blank and don’t have a lot to write down.

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what does CBT do and how does it work exactly?

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Whats cognitive distortions?

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Nvm googled it, its for anxiety.

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CBT is basically replacing negative or distorted thinking with healthier thoughts.

It really doesn’t work that well with schizophrenia but it may help a little.

For me it’s better than nothing.

I think that I’m overwhelming my therapist.

I don’t think she’s used to having clients that are afflicted with psychosis.

She seemed stunned when I told her about one of my delusions.

But she’s not giving up just yet.

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CBT identifies what thought patterns we have, that lead to negative conclusions, and may very well be untrue.

It’s an attempt to use reason to relieve the emotional or irrational. It’s designed to help both anxiety and depression

It’s looking at statements like, I “always” fail, or I “never” get positive attention. Chances are for most people, these statements are the extreme. If you give it some thought, you find that never and always change to sometimes… It opens up the grey area between the extremes

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For me, I had to be extra mindful, actively processing the thoughts.

Romanticizing had to go. Had to let go of past glories im sure have been twisted in my memories.

Shaming had to go, self pity can be crippling.

I still slip sometimes. But I think I took a lot of helpful tools from going through the process.

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CBD has been proven to be as effective as antipsychotics. I think it’s a lot more effective.