Tag Archives: Challenging Negative Thinking


Who’s The Boss?

Before making big decisions, many people consult with others first, people who they believe are qualified to help them weigh their options. In the workplace, you might seek the opinion of a particular person because they have the most knowledge about other employees or the customers, or about the workplace culture. Or, you might ask […]

The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up For Yourself at Work and in Relationships

Author: Randy J. Paterson. New Harbinger (2000). If you feel guilty saying ‘no’ to unreasonable requests or shy away from expressing your needs and opinions; if you find yourself passively going along with the crowd instead of doing what you want; or if you find yourself exploding angrily after long periods of holding your tongue, […]

Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again

Authors: Jeffrey E. Young and Janet S. Klosko. Plume (1994). Why am I always choosing partners who are no good for me? Why can’t I say no without feeling guilty? Why do I always feel like what I do is never good enough? Questions like these and the problems they cause are often the result […]

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

Authors: Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. Guilford Press (1995). Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think is a classic among cognitive therapy workbooks. The world renowned and highly accomplished clinician-authors present step-by-step instructions to help readers learn to cope with the symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, shame, low self-esteem […]

The Trouble With Automatic Thoughts

When we begin working with new clients, the psychologists at Shift Cognitive Therapy focus first on identifying why problems are occurring. A significant component of this process involves teaching clients to appreciate their patterns of automatic thinking. We have some control over our thoughts (if you want proof, go ahead and think of something, then […]

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