Thought recording is a method in which the patient in a difficult situation (e.g. meeting the object of his fear) writes down all the details of the situation that has arisen – the circumstances, thoughts that appeared in this situation, accompanying emotions and their intensity. This technique is a way of “gathering data” about moods and thoughts. Thanks to this, the patient can look at his thought patterns from a distance, notice their inadequacy to the situation, verify them and create other ways of thinking.
Scaling is a technique that is broken down into several different forms – for example, descriptive or numerical scaling. It consists in the patient assessing the strength of his problems and how intense the emotions he is experiencing. With a cool assessment (for example, in numerical form or in the form of graphs zumer), the patient can reformulate his beliefs, which, for example, assume that the patient is overly responsible for failures that do not really depend on him – and this is a source of stress and anxiety.
Fact or opinion
Thoughts are not facts! Of course, this can be hard to accept, especially when we’re in the throes of intense emotions. This method involves the patient classifying simple statements as fact or opinion zumer (for example, “I’m a bad person” or “I missed my promise”). This simple exercise can help you see that while we have many emotionally charged thoughts, not all of them are objective truths. Recognition of diff The icy between fact and opinion can help challenge the dysfunctional harmful opinions a patient has about himself or others,