• Cognitive Distortions

    Types of Cognitive Distortions

    Dena October 5, 2022

    In my last post about anxiety, I shared a cognitive behavior therapy Thought Tracking Sheet. If you suffer from anxiety, this sheet can change your life. By tracking our thoughts and learning how to observe them and change them with the sheet, we can develop a habit that will eventually lead to automatic thought changes and less anxiety. Today we are going to talk about cognitive distortions. What are cognitive…

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  • Thought Tracking Sheet: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Dena September 20, 2022

    It has been two decades since I learned the power of thought tracking and it saved my life. I first wrote about thought tracking in 2009, today, 13 years later, I am sharing the tool so that you can use it yourself. I have created…

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  • Overcome Suffering with Presence

    Dena November 2, 2010

    Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future and not enough presence. —Eckart Tolle It’s no secret that I’ve been suffering. October has been rough. In addition to losing two pets, I’ve endured two painful injuries (shoulder & back) and…

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  • How to Combat Anxiety, Panic Attacks, & Depersonalization

    Dena February 7, 2010

    It Happened to Me I experienced depersonalization for the first time ten years ago. I was 15 years old, a sophomore in high school. I had just answered a question incorrectly in Spanish class. I was mortified. When you are shy (or suffering from anxiety)…

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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Saved My Life

    Dena August 21, 2009

    How did I beat severe anxiety and depression? How did I lose seventy pounds? How did I take my destiny into my own hands and save my life? Of course the answer is complicated but the first step is not. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is…

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