by Jack Singer, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychologist and Professional Speaker & Trainer
In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers. ~ Fred Rogers
Recognize the specific negative self-talk patterns you have developed.
Make a list of common negative thoughts you have in a typical day and check the list of 10 common distorted thinking patterns to determine which ones you engage in regularly.
Just because thoughts cross your mind, doesn’t make them true! There are several key questions you can ask yourself regarding each negative thought that you identify as cropping up with distressing regularity. Below is a quick reference guide that will help you challenge your negative thinking. Copy it, put it where you can see it and practice giving these thoughts a big thumbs down!
- What negative situation am I assuming is (or will be) happening to me?
- What is the evidence to support my conclusions?
- Could I be exaggerating the situation in m mind?
- Is there any alternative explanation that could explain what happened or what will happen next? could I be confusing facts with reoccurring thoughts in my mind?
- Are my conclusion based on emotions rather than on facts?
- Can I really predict the future?
- Am I using extreme words and phrases i my thoughts?
- Am I assuming the worst will happen without evidence of that?
My book has checklists and action plans for stress mastery but you can make your own and keep track of what you are doing to better your physical health, and thereby reduce your stress levels.
All 77 tips are featured, along with easy-to-learn tools for practicing stress mastery, in Dr. Jack’s nationally acclaimed book, ‘The Teacher’s Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide.’ You don’t have to be a teacher to change your life with this book. Dr. Jack’s tips apply to everyone, in all professions!”
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About the Author:
Dr. Jack Singer is a professional speaker, trainer and psychologist. He has been speaking for and training Fortune 1000 companies, associations, CEO’s and elite athletes for 34 years. Among the association conventions which Dr. Jack has keynoted are those which serve financial planners.
Dr. Jack is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX SPORTS and countless radio talk shows across the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of “The Teacher’s Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide,” and several series of hypnotic audio programs, some specifically for athletes and some for anyone wanting to raise their self-confidence and esteem. To learn more about Dr. Singer’s speaking and consulting services, please visit DrJackSinger.com and FunSpeaker.com or call him in the U.S. at (800) 497-9880.