How to Stop Catastrophizing (thinking of the worst possible things)

Hi Guys! As promised, in today’s post I will be talking about Catastrophizing. As I explained in my previous post on Identifying Your Thinking Pattern, Catastrophizing is one of the most common thinking errors. What is Catastrophizing? Catastrophizing is seeing only the worst possible outcomes of a situation. When we use this thinking error, we … Continue reading How to Stop Catastrophizing (thinking of the worst possible things)

How to Change your Thought Pattern

Hi guys! In my last post, I talked all about identifying your thinking patterns, by getting you to identify which thinking errors you are using the most (available here: https://reachoutwithniamh.com/2017/05/16/identifying-your-thinking-patterns/ ). Now, I am going to show you in a quick overview how to challenge each thinking error. As I was explaining in my last … Continue reading How to Change your Thought Pattern

Identifying your Thinking Patterns

Hi guys! Today I am writing about how to identify your thinking patterns. Thinking patterns are your type of thoughts that you use everyday. Our thinking pattern plays a large role in how we feel from day to day. I will explain the thinking errors that are most commonly used that trigger anxiety, depression, or … Continue reading Identifying your Thinking Patterns

How to carry out Positive Affirmations

Hi Guys! In today’s post I am talking about positive affirmations. I will explain what positive affirmations are, how they work and give examples of some techniques in using them. Before you can build a good and healthy relationships with others, you must have a good and healthy relationship with yourself and this is where … Continue reading How to carry out Positive Affirmations

How Counselling can help with OCD

Hi Guys! In Today’s post I am talking about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I will explain what OCD is and give a detailed description of a treatment plan using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This is one example of a treatment plan that would be used in a counselling session. CBT has become hugely popular in … Continue reading How Counselling can help with OCD

How to stop Mind Reading (worrying what others think)

Hi Guys! Today I am writing about Mind Reading. We often worry about what other people think, and predict what they are thinking at that time, this is called the mind reading thinking error. When the truth is, it is impossible to know what other people are thinking. When we mind read we often assume … Continue reading How to stop Mind Reading (worrying what others think)

How to Deal with Anger in a Healthy Way

Hi guys! Today I am giving some helpful tips on how to deal with your anger in a healthy way. You can and should acknowledge your anger, own your anger, write about your anger and talk about your anger. If you try to repress your anger because you think it is “unacceptable” or “bad” or … Continue reading How to Deal with Anger in a Healthy Way