Our thoughts strongly influence our feelings. Cognitive distortions are undercurrent frameworks through which we perceive what goes on around us. They are the ways we take in the world around us and they can negatively impact the way we interact with other people and view our experiences. Cognitive distortions can often lead to depression or anxiety.
Responding to Cognitive Distortions
There are various ways to confront the cognitive distortion you are engaging once you realize those patterns of negative thinking. Use this list to combat these unhelpful thinking patterns.
Core beliefs are the glasses through which we view the world. Sometimes they are tinted. They are tinted by these deep beliefs we have about ourselves and the world around us. Often we develop these beliefs due to the environment in which we were raise, or life experiences. These tinted glasses influence how we perceive and experience other people.
Nutrition and Mental Health
What you feed your body will impact your emotional wellness! Check out this document to understand how research links nutrition to mental health.
If naming your emotions is difficult for you, check out this handout that might help you to organize and name your emotions.
Download this handout to learn more about styles of communication, and barriers to speaking and listening.
Boundaries during Pregnancy and Postpartum
Learn tips for establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries throughout pregnancy and postpartum.
Helpful and Destructive Communication Patterns
Learn about some of the most destructive communication patterns we can default to during seasons of stress and fatigue. Also, learn what "the opposite" of that pattern might be so you can show up differently in the midst of conflict.