Eg i shouldnt have made that mistake versus it would

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Unformatted text preview: tions ! The Survey Method !  Ask other people what they think about your thoughts/attitudes ! The Semantic Method !  Use less emotionally-loaded language; good to alter “should” statements !  E.g., “I shouldn’t have made that mistake!” versus “It would have been better if I didn’t make that mistake.” Undoing Cognitive Distortions ! Cost-Benefit Analysis Old Belief: If I have a panic attack at work, everyone will think I’m crazy. Therefore, I don’t want to go to work Benefits Costs Won’t have to worry about having an attack May lose my job and have no income Won’t have to worry about what people think Will miss out on social interactions Will restrict my freedom I might get bored at home New belief: Most people are more concerned about themselves than watching my every move, so work won’t be so bad even if I do experience anxiety symptoms....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor All during the Fall '08 term at Queens University.

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