Irrational thoughts, otherwise known in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy circles as Cognitive Distortions are something that everyone experiences.
The problem with these irrational thoughts is that they can and do influence our behaviour, emotions, beliefs and relationships and they are key contributors to high levels of stress.
They are also the biggest drivers of things like guilt, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, hopelessness and relationship issues.
While there are many known and common cognitive distortions that have been identified, when it comes to chronic illness, there are five that are the most globally experienced and the most damaging.
In this episode of the Emotional Autoimmunity podcast, I take you through the top 5 Chronic Illness irrational thoughts, how we use them and more importantly, what you can do to challenge and overcome them.
Some of them may even surprise you.
You can listen here on the blog or search and subscribe to The Emotional Autoimmunity Podcast on your favorite podcast player and if you got some good from this episode, please share it with your chronic illness friends and communities.