Cognitive distortions are ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn't really true. These inaccurate thoughts are usually to reinforce negative thinking or emotions. We tell ourselves that these thoughts are rational and accurate, but really they only serve to keep us feeling bad about ourselves. By learning to correctly identify this 'stinkin thinkin', a person can answer the negative thinking back and refute it. By refuting the negative thought over and over again, it will slowly diminish over time and a more positive and balanced way of thinking will form. If you feel that you often experience these different types of cognitive distortions, we encourage you to give us a call today at 954-800-0108 and set up an appointment with one of our professional counselors.