Cognitive reappraisal

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June 13, 2016

The more we have a thought, the stronger this circuit grows.

Alex Korb, a neuroscientist and author of “The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Rev erse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time.”

With intent and practice, you can create another path. Psychologists call the technique cognitive reappraisal.

This technique is at the heart of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

“I tell clients to think like a scientist,” says Hooria Jazaieri, … who studies emotion regulation. “You are using your observations and descriptions about yourself non-judgmentally

“Writing strengthens the memory,” says  Jeffrey Borenstein, president and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in New York.

Steve Orma, a clinical psychologist in San Francisco, and author of “Stop Worrying and Go to Sleep.”

Cognitive Reappraisals as part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy were able to significantly reduce their negative emotions in 16 weeks.

The goal is repetition. “If you want to get in shape physically, you can’t just work out once,” Dr. Orma says. “It’s the same with the mind.”

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