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ABCDE thought challenging

How to challenge thoughts in 5 steps


Notice what your mind is saying.

You don't have to believe everything you think!

Question your thoughts.  Consider a different perspective.  What's the evidence for the thought?  Is this thought fact or opinion?  What's the bigger picture - the helicopter view?  What's another way of looking at this?  What would someone else say about this?

Let the unhelpful thoughts go.

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Choose the best response.  What shall I do now?   Do it mindfully. 

Think: Thought Challenging - a short video

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