Lisa L. Frady, LCSW
The 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking
Distorted Thinking involves taking the reality of situations that we face and changing it to make it look different. In doing so, we disable ourselves. We, basically, force ourselves to go through life in a wheel chair. This is true because we can not deal with reality without first seeing it for what it really is. In order to see it for what it really is, we have to be willing to NOT do any of the following:
The reason we use any of these is.......to gain control over the shit we have no control over. We have no control over situations we face, no control over what other people do, how they act towards us, no control over natural disasters or anything that happens outside of ourselves. We do, however, have control over our responses to what happens around us or to other peoples' behaviors or to situations we face in life. Distorted Thinking is Power and Control based.