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Challenging Unhelpful Thinking

In this video, we talk to you about a way to improve your mood by challenging unhelpful thinking. Challenging and helpful thinking is an evidence-based approach to improving low mood or anxiety. It works by identifying negative or unhelpful thoughts and gathering evidence as to the accuracy of the thought. This evidence then helps us to develop a more realistic and helpful thought. Our thoughts can have a big impact on the way we feel.

When we feel low or anxious we may find this is in part due to having negative or unhelpful thoughts. By challenging these thoughts and developing more helpful and realistic thoughts we can help to improve our mood. Helpful and realistic thinking is neither negative nor positive, it takes all perspectives into account. This means looking at yourself, others and the world in a balanced and fair way.

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