Develop Your Negation Thinking Skills
- Garden will teach you an easy and effective system of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT & REBT).
“The essence of balance is detachment.” —Chinese proverb
“Thus the negative perception is the triumph of consciousness.” —Alfred North Whitehead
8 Thinking Skills to End Negative Feelings, Thoughts, & Behaviors
Note: Make the “it” personal by adding a specific attitude, feeling, thought, or behavior of your own.
- Deconstruct it by analyzing and examining the parts and systemic aspects of any feeling, thought, or behavior.
- Decrease it by paying less attention, importance, and time to it and thereby feed it less.
- Detach from it by choosing to no longer regard it as a part of your self or ego.
- Dissociate from it by choosing to no longer give it any reality and to consider it unreal and illusionary.
- Discard it by applying the 3Rs (Recognize, Remove, Replace) to it so that you learn to find it less than worthless.
- Dispute it by holding it accountable for its effects on you, your relationships, and your life.
- Distance from it by using the 5 Thinking Positions (5TP) to look at other ways of viewing the same thing.
- Divorce it by treating it unemotionally in order to remove the anger, anxiety, and drama associated with it.
6 Benefits from Detachment
- Detached from a wrong desire, you can find new options and new ways to fulfill your desire in a mild or right way.
- Detached from a wrong desire, you can ignore desire and let it pass on its own.
- Detached from a wrong desire, you can switch your attention and focus to something other than desire.
- Detached from a wrong desire, you can switch your attention and focus to another more worthwhile desire.
- Detached from a wrong desire, you can observe your desire as you would observe a movie or a play (meditation).
- Detached from a wrong desire, you can curiously try to understand the intentions and motivations of your desire (introspection).