Category Archives: MRS 101

Four Reality Therapy Needs

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. 2. FOUR REALITY THERAPY NEEDS: (understanding where we want to be) 1. Belonging 2. Power (control; having things our way) 3. Fun 4. Freedom … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #10. PERSONALIZATION

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #10. PERSONALIZATION: You see yourself as the cause of some negative external event which in fact you were not primarily responsible for. … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #9. LABELING AND MISLABELING

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #9. LABELING AND MISLABELING: This is an extreme form of overgeneralization. Instead of describing your error, you attach a negative label to … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #8. SHOULD STATEMENTS

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #8. SHOULD STATEMENTS: You try to motivate yourself with shoulds and shouldn’ts, as if you had to be whipped and punished before … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #7. EMOTIONAL REASONING

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #7. EMOTIONAL REASONING: You assume that your negative emotions necessarily reflect the way things really are: “I feel it, therefore it must … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #6. MAGNIFICATION (CATASTROPHIZING) OR MINIMIZATION

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #6. MAGNIFICATION (CATASTROPHIZING) OR MINIMIZATION: You exaggerate the importance of things (such as your goof-up or someone else’s achievement), or you inappropriately … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #5. JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #5. JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS: You make a negative interpretation even though there are no definite facts that convincingly support your conclusion. A. … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #4. DISQUALIFYING THE POSITIVE

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #4. DISQUALIFYING THE POSITIVE: You reject positive experiences by insisting they “don’t count” for some reason or other. In this way you … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #3. MENTAL FILTER

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #3. MENTAL FILTER: You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it exclusively so that your vision of all reality … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE DISTORTION #2. OVERGENERALIZATION

This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin the discussion on a particular topic. COGNITIVE DISTORTION #2. OVERGENERALIZATION: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat. RESOURCES: This is one of ten Cognitive Distortions … Continue reading

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