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Do You Make A Catastrophe Out of Everything?

How to address a thought pattern of “catastrophizing” all of life’s inconveniences.

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Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

What does it mean when someone catastrophizes”? Catastrophizing is a surprisingly common cognitive disorder or thinking error. Simply put, it is when we perceive and/or process a current or future event as an absolute groundbreaking catastrophe.

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Susie Pinon

Susie Pinon

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