Depression: Recognising our thinking traps :Part 2

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Dr Nicholas Jenner is a Psychologist and has some great helpful posts, this is one of them. Check out his blog, he has some great advice to share. 🙂
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Dr. Nicholas Jenner PsyD, MA

One of my favorite Buddha quotes is : “We are what we think”. Never was a truer word spoken.  These thinking traps are part of old patterns that lie behind our thinking, feeling and behavior and often lead to things going wrong. Hard as we then try to make things better, they often get worse and then it feels like we are destined to stay that way. So the vicious circle goes on….

In my last post, I looked at three common thinking traps that keep us in the vicious circle of dysfunctional thinking, feeling and behavior. The key to making a change for the better is to recognise what holds us to the old learned patterns and procedures that consolidate our thinking. These patterns have often been repeated as we have made our way through early childhood, our early and late teens and into adulthood.  They often represent our early attempts to make…

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2 responses to “Depression: Recognising our thinking traps :Part 2

  1. That’s true. It can be really helpful to get beyond what we think – or what we think we are.

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