Thought Ruts: Change your Habits about People

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There’s a lot of thought patterns we activate when we interact with others. Here’s a take on cognitive errors mixed with some of the mental habits we try to cultivate through yoga– and mindfulness in general.

thoughtsandfeelingsFeeling GoodjkzIf you’re interested in the cognitive-behavioral approach, the best source is Feeling Good by David Burns.  I’ve had for awhile a photocopy from a  book by Matthew McKay called Thoughts and Feelings: The Art of Cognitive Stress Intervention.  And of course these approaches to mindfulness are well-expressed in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living.

McKay, M., Davis, M., Fanning, P. Ph.D., 1981, Thoughts and Feelings. The Art of Cognitive Stress Intervention. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications (Chapter 3:Combating Distorted Thinking; 15 Styles of Cognitive Distortions)

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