Cognitive Distortions


When we are depressed, we generally see the world differently to the way others do. Why is that a depressed person and non-depressed person can both experience the exact same experience, yet both have very different responses. For the depressed person, there is almost always a number of errors of judgment about what is happening. Psychologists call these ‘cognitive errors’ or ‘errors of thinking’. They skew everything negatively and we end up misinterpreting the world. These errors of judgment distort our interpretation of three areas: the world, the self and the future. The misinterpretation makes us feel worse and the depressions deepens. So, It is essential to learn how to recognise these cognitive errors so that we can do something about them. This audio script focuses on four of the most common errors of judgment and helps you to recognise and overcome them.


33 mins

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