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Expert view: thinking errors

Shirley Reynolds, Director of the Charlie Waller at the University of Reading describes the common thinking errors that are addressed within CBT.

We’ve just explored how thinking errors (or cognitive distortions) can often result in a negative vicious cycle or ‘loop’. This makes the low mood or anxiety worse and worse until it spirals out of control; affecting feelings and bodily sensations, dictating behaviour and extreme negative thinking. But what do these errors actually look like?

Watch this video clip where Professor Shirley Reynolds talks about some of the more common thinking errors that people with anxiety and depression might make. Make a note of these and what they look like.

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