something to think about
Thinking errors are used in everyday life. The idea behind thinking errors is that thoughts impact feelings, which impact behaviors. For example, if a teacher asks you to stay after class, your first thought might be “I’m in trouble” or “I did something wrong.” This thought then causes you to feel anxious, which in-turn causes you to lose focus on work and can create a defensive response. The goal is then to start catching these thinking errors and come up with a positive alternative to the negative thought. For example, the teacher just might want to check in with you to see how you are doing, ask your help for something, or give you some advice. You might not believe these new thoughts right away, but the more you catch these negative thoughts the more they come true. It just takes practice, like learning any new skill.
Click on the button below to see the different types of thinking errors.
This is how EMDRIA explains EMDR.
“EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and used to resolve many issues and challenges. It is an empirically supported treatment for acute and chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. EMDR therapy has helped countless people of all ages to resolve psychological distress.”
When we experience stress our brain goes into fight/flight mode, which causes the part of our brain that processes information to shut down. When this happens, that information is stored differently through our senses and you become scared or frightened. EMDR helps the brain reprocess and make new meaning of those stressful life events.
Check out this video below for a more detailed look at what EMDR is all about.