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Rumination – One Week Exercise

January 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s an idea for a behavioral experiment for people who ruminate (passively & repeatedly think about the causes or consequences of problems without moving to active problem solving. Often involves self-criticism). Prep: If you have...

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The Benefits of Worrying (250 words)

August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Often we do the things we do because of hidden payoffs. What’s a hidden payoff of worrying? Worrying protects us from having to do problem solving. Think about it…. :-) If I said “Would you...

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Procrastination / Avoidant Coping

August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about how people do avoidant coping to avoid difficult thoughts and emotions getting triggered, or to escape from them once they are already occurring. I wrote that the first step to overcoming...

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Rumination

August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rumination = the tendency to respond to distress by repetitively (and passively) focusing on the causes and consequences of your problems, without moving to active problem solving. Here's two questions I find help me: When I...

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