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Help to: Alternative Thoughts in Advanced Anxious Thoughts Form


5 years ago 0 2 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Dr. Trevor van Mierlo, Chief Scientific Officer @ Oct 8, 2018 7:14:46 PM

Hi Marko,

It's great to see that you're making progress and really thinking this through! At this point in the program what really matters is that you are breaking your anxious thoughts down. This is hard work, but you'll notice that the more you work on it, the better you'll get and the better you'll feel.

In your situation an alternative thought might be: "I've felt bad at work before, and one thing I seem to focus on when I'm feeling bad is that someone might not be there to help me. Rarely do I ever ask for help, so I might take this energy and focus on challenging what's making me feel anxious in the first place".

Evidence against the anxious thought might be: "People are generally helpful, and someone will be there for me if I need help. If I saw someone who was panicking I'd be very understanding and more than happy to help them out".

I see that you are on Session 2. Session 3 talks a little more about alternative thoughts, specifically this page: https://evolutionhealth.care/session?pageId=107&sessionId=12

Congrats on working hard and please keep us posted on your progress!

Best,

Trevor


5 years ago 0 48 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0

Hi Marko,

It's great to see that you're making progress and really thinking this through! At this point in the program what really matters is that you are breaking your anxious thoughts down. This is hard work, but you'll notice that the more you work on it, the better you'll get and the better you'll feel.

In your situation an alternative thought might be: "I've felt bad at work before, and one thing I seem to focus on when I'm feeling bad is that someone might not be there to help me. Rarely do I ever ask for help, so I might take this energy and focus on challenging what's making me feel anxious in the first place".

Evidence against the anxious thought might be: "People are generally helpful, and someone will be there for me if I need help. If I saw someone who was panicking I'd be very understanding and more than happy to help them out".

I see that you are on Session 2. Session 3 talks a little more about alternative thoughts, specifically this page: https://evolutionhealth.care/session?pageId=107&sessionId=12

Congrats on working hard and please keep us posted on your progress!

Best,

Trevor

5 years ago +1 2 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0

I can not find alternative thoughts!!!

Example:

Your Fear Level: 60

Situation : I'm at work

Description of Anxious Thoughts: if I feel bad, who accompanies me to the hospital

Behaviors: look for a possible person who accompanies me to the hospital if I feel bad

Evidence for Anxious Thoughts: once, I asked strangers for help

Evidence against Anxious Thoughts: I almost always managed to cope with anxiety. It will happen to me very few times to ask for help.

Alternative Thoughts: ???


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