Tag: Anxiety

Suffering from an ANT Invasion?

The four main types of Automatic Negative Thoughts: Perfectionist, Worrier, Critic, Victim

ANTs are Automatic Negative Thoughts. We all have them at times. Sometimes we have so many they crowd out more balanced or realistic thoughts and overwhelm us with feelings of unworthiness, incompetence, hopelessness, or failure. These thoughts are masters at appearing realistic and conning us into believing them. Then they do their damage of changing …

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Here’s one definition of anxiety: “When behavior, affect, thought, and/or sensation are incongruent, we suffer an error signal or anxiety.” For me, it’s comforting to think about anxiety as “an error signal”. When I notice I’m starting to feel anxious, I remind myself it’s just an error signal from my environment. Then I get a …

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