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Discovering Yourself

Is it BPD or Complex PTSD?

This can be difficult to determine as both BPD and CPTSD can look similar. And to complicate it even more. Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Personal Growth & Development

Catastrophizing (A Cognitive Distortion)

Catastrophizing is assuming that the worst is going to happen. And causes people to jump to the worst possible conclusion, usually with very little information to go off of. And even going as far as exaggerating the difficulties that you are having.

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Personal Growth & Development

Mind Reading (A Cognitive Distortion)

Mind reading assumes that we know what another person is going to say or do without having much to go on. This can be fine in small doses. For example, we know that certain nonverbal behavioral cues can indicate what a person is thinking. But when used too much without much evidence to go on can become problematic.

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Personal Growth & Development

Overcoming Toxic Positivity – aka Disqualifying The Negative

Toxic positivity is the belief or assumption that no matter what is going on in a person’s life, they should maintain a positive attitude, manner, and mindset. Negative emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, or anything uncomfortable are viewed as not O.K. and need to be abandoned for a happy and more positive outlook.

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