Quickstart Guide to Cognitive Restructuring with Dr. Dawn Elise Snipes for Mental Health Month 2020

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Cognitive Restructuring
Literally means changing your thoughts
Cost vs. Benefit to holding the distressful thoughts
Dispute using
Alternate explanations
Alternate perspectives (How would your best friend describe the situation? What solutions would your best friend offer?)
Evaluate probabilities
Focus on what you can change (Your behaviors, Your emotional reactions, Your perception)
Distress tolerant thoughts
What would you tell someone else
“Nobody would want to be in a relationship with me because I am too broken”