HABITUAL THINKING

Over the years, we tend to get into unhelpful thinking habits such as those described below. We might favour some over others, and there might be some that seem far too familiar. Once you can identify your unhelpful thinking styles, you can start to notice them - they very often occur just before and during distressing situations. Once you can notice them, then that can help you to challenge or distance yourself from those thoughts, and see the situation in a different and more helpful way.

PERHAPS ALL THESE WRONG THINKING HABITS CAN BE SUMMED UP

1) MENTAL FILTER FOR POSITIVE
Only noticing the bad stuff and filtering out the positives

2) MIND-READING
Assuming we know what others are thinking (usually about us)

3) PREDICTION
Believing we surely know what's going to happen in the future

4) COMPARE AND DESPAIR
Seeing only the good and positive aspects in others, and comparing ourselves negatively against them

5) CRITICAL SELF
Putting ourselves down, self-criticism, blaming ourselves for events or situations that are not totally our responsibility.

6) SHOULD AND MUSTS
Thinking or saying 'I should' (or shouldn't) and 'I must' puts pressure on ourselves, and sets up unrealistic expectations

7) CATASTROPHISING
Thinking that the worst possible thing is happened or imagining it will happen in future.

8) EMOTIONAL REASONING
I feel bad so it must be bad! I feel anxious so I must be in danger.

9) MOUNTAINS AND MOLEHILLS
Exaggerating the risk of danger, or the negatives. Minimising the odds of how things are most likely to turn out, or minimising positives

10) EVALUATIONS / JUDGEMENTS
Making judgements about events, ourselves, others, or the world, rather than describing what we actually see and have evidence for

11) BLACK AND WHITE THINKING
Believing that something or someone can be only good or bad, right or wrong, rather than anything in-between or 'shades of grey'

12) MEMORIES
Current situations and events can trigger upsetting memories, leading us to believe that the danger is here and now, rather than in the past, causing us distress right now

SIPE EDUCATION HAS THE SYSTEM TO FIND OUT THESE THINKING HABITS AND HELPS YOU TO CHANGE THEM.
This habitual thinking makes your mental attitude. It may be acquired and cultivated by old habits but you can change and discard it, at will. There is no longer any excuse for people manifesting unpleasant and harmful mental states because of these thinking habits. You have the remedy in your hands.

SIPE EDUCATION WILL HELP YOU TO USE IT.
You acquire these thinking habits because of repeated use but you can change them. The best way to overcome undesirable thoughts and feelings is to cultivate the desirable ones. For it, you should challenge your habitual thought and cultivate and hold the healthy thought in your mind. But something more is needed. You must "act out" the thought until it becomes a fixed habit with you. Your behaviour is result of your thoughts but it is true in opposite direction also you can choose behaviour, and it will help to change your thought. For example If you feel cheerful and happy, it is very natural for you to laugh, but other way if you will laugh a little, you will begin to feel bright and cheerful.

SIPE EDUCATOR MAY HELP YOU TO FIND SUCH ACTIONS AND REMIND YOU REGULARLY TO CHANGE YOUR HABITUAL THINKING.