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Emotional Reasoning

3 Min
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Hannah Castillo
Mental Health Counselor
Emotional reasoning is a type of cognitive distortion. It is often experienced by people who feel anxious, sad or even procrastinate frequently. This short track explores emotional reasoning, and how it can contribute to increased anxiety of sadness and discusses how to manage this more effectively.
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6 reflections
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Jordan
Reflection
I noticed that I use emotional reasoning to drive many of my choices. I want to try to distance myself from my feelings more so I feel in control.
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Jennifer
Emotional reasoning
I've been doing this for a long time. Reasoning away my poor choices. I'm glad this is here. Thank you. I'm very interested in learning more.
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Karen
Emotional Decision Making
I learned something I already know which is try to use the cognitive part of my brain. For most my life I have let my feeling drive me and felt out of control. Stepping back gives me a different perspective based on evidence that is true. For the past few years I have been able to change. My emotions are not readily read by everyone and apparent. I fill empowered by having more control and my life is a lot less bumpy.
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Flower
Emotional reasoning
Strangely I’ve known I’ve been doing this all along but needed to hear it from someone else. Thank you so much for opening my eyes to how I approach every situation. I’m off today. It’s raining. I have many projects around the house I want to get done. I know how to start them now.
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Lynn
CBT-Emotional reasoning
learned this concept but need to practice to master this technique. Set yourself from your emotion, not let them drive your behaviour, instead reasoning by the fact that supports and counterparts from that.
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Ian
Emotional reasoning is something I do a lot particularly when reacting to email
The key thing is to step back at look at facts, to assess the situation more clearly