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Should Statements

Should statements are a form of cognitive distortion. For more on cognitive distortions, check here – https://healthypsych.com/psychology-tools-what-are-cogniti…/

Definition – according to http://energyskeptic.com/2013/cognitive-bias/

“Should statements – Patterns of thought which imply the way things “should” or “ought” to be rather than the actual situation the person is faced with, or having rigid rules which the person believes will “always apply” no matter what the circumstances are. Albert Ellis termed this “Musturbation”.”

The following linked article has some useful information on how to deal with avoiding “Should Statements”; https://essex-behavioural-therapy.co.uk/article.asp…

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