Being able to identify negative thinking is important when addressing anger. We all have negative thoughts occasion but being able to catch them early - and recognize when they aren't true can minimize their impact.
Even when survivors distance themselves from a toxic person, we often still hear their voice in our heads, drowning out our own inner-voice and reaffirming the doubt that was planted a long time ago. In effect, we have a bully in our head.
10 Ways to Untwist Your Stinking Thinking- We have the capacity to upset our- selves when we engage in negative self-talk. Further, we tend to pay attention to our faults, blow them out of proportion, and begin the vicious cycle of overgeneralizing one event to our entire lives. We consequently feel dreadful and become depressed and even less functional. The habit of believing an irrational thought and allowing it to affect our feelings and our functioning is a bad habit that can be…
From Thoughts & Feelings by McKay, Davis, & Fanning. New Harbinger, 1981. These styles of thinking (or cognitive distortions) were gleaned from the work of several authors, including Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, and David Burns, among others.Repinned by http://www.AllThingsPrivatePractice.com