Detox Your Thoughts : Quit Negative Self-Talk For Good And Discover The Life You've Always Wanted

Andrea Bonior


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Ditch the 10 mental traps that are making you feel anxious and insecure!

Toxic thought patterns zap your energy, kill your motivation, and upset your calm. The good news is that you can change not just the way you think, but the way your brain is wired. In Detox Your Thoughts, clinical psychologist Andrea Bonior uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness to teach you to understand your thoughts--and your body--in a completely different way.

For each of the 10 mental traps, Bonior uses the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to help you disempower and conquer self-sabotaging thoughts and offers a new habit to practice with specific and actionable steps. Negative thoughts will never go away completely, but with this book, you will learn how to eclipse them, improve your mental and emotional health, and change your life.

The perfect book for:

- Inspiration, self-help, motivation, and happiness seekers
- Anyone looking for practical solutions to turn post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth
- Fans of the Washington Post and The Lily "Baggage Check" column
- Fans of Buzzfeed/Goodful articles and challenges
- People who read Psychology Today and Science of Us

What will you learn from this book

  1. Recognize Negative Self-Talk: The first step is to become aware of negative self-talk patterns. By identifying common thought patterns such as self-criticism, catastrophizing, and black-and-white thinking, individuals can begin to challenge and change them.

  2. Challenge Distorted Thoughts: The book teaches techniques to challenge distorted thoughts by examining evidence, considering alternative perspectives, and questioning the accuracy of negative beliefs. This helps individuals gain a more balanced and realistic view of themselves and their circumstances.

  3. Practice Self-Compassion: Cultivating self-compassion involves treating oneself with kindness and understanding, especially during difficult times. By replacing self-criticism with self-compassion, individuals can enhance their emotional resilience and well-being.

  4. Develop Positive Affirmations: Positive affirmations are statements that reinforce positive beliefs and self-worth. The book provides guidance on creating personalized affirmations to counteract negative self-talk and build self-confidence.

  5. Mindfulness and Meditation: Mindfulness practices, such as meditation and deep breathing exercises, can help individuals become more aware of their thoughts and emotions without judgment. This awareness allows them to respond to negative self-talk with greater clarity and compassion.

  6. Challenge Core Beliefs: Negative self-talk often stems from deeply ingrained core beliefs about oneself, such as feelings of unworthiness or incompetence. The book offers strategies to challenge and reframe these core beliefs to promote self-acceptance and empowerment.

  7. Cultivate Gratitude: Practicing gratitude involves focusing on the positive aspects of life and appreciating one's blessings. By cultivating gratitude, individuals can shift their attention away from negative self-talk and foster a greater sense of contentment and joy.

  8. Set Realistic Goals: Unrealistic expectations and perfectionism can fuel negative self-talk. The book emphasizes the importance of setting realistic goals and celebrating progress, rather than striving for unattainable standards of perfection.

  9. Seek Social Support: Connecting with supportive friends, family members, or mental health professionals can provide valuable encouragement and perspective. Sharing experiences and feelings with trusted individuals can help individuals challenge negative self-talk and develop healthier coping strategies.

  10. Practice Self-Care: Prioritizing self-care activities, such as exercise, adequate sleep, healthy eating, and leisure pursuits, can enhance overall well-being and resilience. Engaging in activities that bring joy and fulfillment can counteract the effects of negative self-talk and promote mental and emotional balance.

Language English
ISBN-10 1797201549
ISBN-13 978-1797201542
No of pages 256
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Chronicle Prism
Published Date 04 May 2021

About Author

Author : Andrea Bonior


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