Cognitive Therapy Pearl #001 Rosh Chodesh Kislev November 23, 14

When we speak of cognition or thought, we speak of the ‘what’ and the ‘how’. The ‘what’ of cognitive therapy refers to the contents of thought: “I’m scared about this or that” etc. The ‘how’ is the process of thought that guided our mind to reach a specific end point. Examples of processes are many; the most common in my own inner repertoire: catastrophizing (every event is colored with intense shades of negativity) and obsessing, which is just a nice way of saying circular thinking done in the loneliness of a solitary mind, cut off the friendship of others.