The Science Behind Monitoring Your Own Thoughts

There is no definitive proof that telekinesis exists, but it is actually possible for your thoughts to influence an outcome. We do not mean in the sense that you can psychically will someone to do something, but you can will yourself into doing things. By this, we mean letting negative thoughts impede and ultimately choose our course of action in life.

It is natural to be afraid of a tangible threat. For example, if you are hiking and a grizzly bear crosses your path, it is safe to say that virtually anyone would experience fear. This makes perfectly logical sense because the wrong action in the presence of a bear could result in great physical injury or even death. However, since there is no way we can definitively tell the future, if you fear something that might happen, it does not make rational sense. If you continue to display such anxiety over an event that is not definitive, it can prevent you from doing something that would be beneficial to your life or even make harmful choices. While there is nothing wrong with self-preservation, letting anxiety take over our decision-making process to such an extent can have grave consequences.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of treatment used by psychologists which has the goal of teaching clients to dismiss thoughts do not have a basis in reality. One way this is done is through the use of a CBT Thought Record. These forms allow clients to write about a particular situation, noting the degree of emotion or feeling they experience as well as the negative thought that automatically results. There is also space for them to put the evidence they feel supports the validity of that negative thought.

The rest of the form has sections where the user lists evidence that does not support the thought as well as alternative thoughts of what else could possibly happen. The process of writing this information down forces the user to think about alternative outcomes, instead of just the negative one that automatically popped up. With the new information in mind, the client is more likely to consider alternative possibilities and dismiss the negative one that automatically appeared. Once the client does enough thought records, the hope is that the process will automatically occur in their mind, allowing them to dismiss negative and/or irrational thoughts before they can dampen their emotions and cloud their judgment.

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