Depression: Recognising our thinking traps :Part 2

Great read!!

Dr Nicholas Jenner

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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Living the best life I can with BPD, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and PTSD. Mental illness won't stop me from achieving my dreams - it will inspire me to keep fighting harder.
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