RESOURCES

Communication Styles: Introduction

November 12, 2019

Do you find yourself constantly in arguments and not feeling understood or respected in your relationships? 
One of the top concerns that we see in our clinic are challenges with interpersonal relationships.

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Blaming

October 29, 2019

Blaming is the single most dangerous thinking trap for our personal relationships, as it blocks us from seeing the problem: ourselves!

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Minimizing

October 16, 2019

Do you have difficulty receiving positive feedback?

Time and time again, I’ll meet powerful and successful individuals, and from the outside, they look confident, approachable and overall, like they “got their shit together”. 

Yet within a few minutes “The Minimizer” shows up.

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Perfectionism

October 2, 2019

In theory, I am completely fine with the idea that I am far from perfect. It is an impossible expectation to have for myself and others. And yet, in moments where I find myself making a mistake, or sometimes worse, worrying that I am going to make a mistake, striving for perfection can become a complete preoccupation.

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Should Statements

September 17, 2019

I often compare that nasty voice that tells us we must keep going, we must keep performing, we must not rest, to a tape much like the old VHS tapes. Our tapes have been recording our negative thoughts throughout our lives and tend to play through our minds so incessantly that we are unaware of the messages they are repeating. 

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Catastrophizing

September 3, 2019

It can be so easy to jump to the most negative possible outcome for a particular situation. When this happens, there is a good chance that you have fallen into the trap of catastrophizing.

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Filtering

August 14, 2019

Do you often find yourself in a cycle of complaining, low mood and persistent pessimism? 

You may be trapped by the cognitive distortion of mental filtering!

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Labeling

August 2, 2019

Do you blame yourself for every mistake?

Sometimes we talk to ourselves in critical ways. We might use a single negative word to describe ourselves. This kind of thinking is unhelpful and unfair. We are too complex to be summed up in a single word!

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Overgeneralization

July 19, 2019

Our brains are truly wonderful things…most of the time. Our brains are wired to make generalizations that allow us to have a deeper and richer view of the world around us.

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Fortune Telling

July 3, 2019

I can predict the future…and so can you!

Okay, that probably sounds a little hokey, but it’s true. Our ability to predict the future is part of what makes us human.

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