CBT APPLIED TO THE CONCEPT OF FEELING GOOD: DAVID BURNS
In his best-selling book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, David Burns (1980) has provided the general public with a practical guide to understanding CBT concepts and reversing unhelpful thinking. Burns summarizes ten definitions of cognitive distortions:
1. All-or-nothing thinking. You see things in black-and-white categories. If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself as a total failure.
2. Overgeneralization. You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.
3. Mental filter. You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it exclusively so that your vision of all reality becomes darkened.
4. Disqualifying the positive. You reject positive ...