Conquering Thought Distortions with CBT

Conquering Thought Distortions with CBT

Discover how to conquer cognitive distortions with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques.

Cognitive distortion: The term might not sound familiar to you, but you've surely experienced at least one type of thought distortion, even if you didn't realize it at the time. In this series, leading psychiatrist Dr. Sue Varma walks through how cognitive distortions fuel a multitude of mental health conditions, just how widespread they are, and how they can hide in plain sight. Most importantly, she breaks down how to manage them using techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

Conquering Thought Distortions with CBT
  • Cognitive Distortions: What They Are & Why We Have Them

    Dr. Sue Varma breaks down the basics of cognitive distortions, why they develop, the mental health impacts, and what you can do about them.

  • The 19 Cognitive Distortions & How to Spot Them

    There are 19 cognitive distortions. In order to overcome thought distortions, you need to know you have them in the first place. Dr. Sue Varma does a deep-dive on the 19 cognitive distortions and how to spot them in this session.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How It Works & How to Find It

    What is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and how is it different from other types of therapy? Dr. Sue Varma answers those questions and more in this session. She explains how CBT techniques help address cognitive distortions like negative automatic thoughts and dysfunctional assumptions. She w...

  • All-Or-Nothing Thinking: Signs, Causes, & How to Overcome It

    One of the most common cognitive distortions is all-or-nothing thinking. Dr. Sue walks through its causes, how to spot its symptoms, short- and long-term effects, and how to manage it.

  • Overgeneralization: Signs, Causes, & How to Overcome It

    One of the most common cognitive distortions is overgeneralization. Dr. Sue walks through its causes, how to spot its symptoms, short- and long-term effects, and how to manage it.

  • Negative Mental Filtering: Signs, Causes, & How to Overcome It

    One of the most common cognitive distortions is negative mental filtering. Dr. Sue walks through its causes, how to spot its symptoms, short- and long-term effects, and how to manage it.