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Cognitive Distortions: Conquering your Inner Critic

$25.00

Thursday, June 24
1:00-2:00 pm ET

A. Mechelle Haywood, Psy.D., offers skills for recognizing cognitive distortions and changing unhealthy thinking patterns.

Can't make the live event? Registration includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording and resource materials.

Product Description

Overview

We have many thoughts in a given day, most of which come and go unheeded. But some thoughts can be persistently negative and even self-defeating – they stick with us and significantly impact our emotions and our behavior. With practice, we can learn to identify unhealthy or distorted thinking and develop strategies for healthier, more flexible ways to interact with those around us. A. Mechelle Haywood, Psy.D., offers skills for recognizing cognitive distortions and changing unhealthy thinking patterns.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Better understand the concept of cognitive distortions and their impact on emotional health;
  2. Identify common types of cognitive distortions; and
  3. Learn practical strategies for developing healthier thinking patterns.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. Do I believe my thoughts are facts?
  2. How do unhealthy thoughts impact my mood and emotional functioning?
  3. What are some of the false beliefs, biases and assumptions that I hold on to?