Oct. 4, 2022

BPD splitting: little-known cognitive hacks guaranteed to dismantle black and white thinking

Splitting (also known as “all-or-nothing” thinking) is a trait and symptom of borderline personality disorder (BPD) that robs you of your peace. It damages relationships. The truth is that splitting is only one of the many different cognitive distortions that are likely causing most of your mental and emotional suffering.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn about ALL the different types of cognitive distortions. You'll also discover how to use cognitive restructuring and Socratic questioning to increase your awareness of your distorted thought patterns and begin questioning their validity.

​​💡 Questions answered in this episode:

■ How to spot cognitive distortions (faulty thought patterns) when you have BPD

■ How changing your beliefs is a pathway to inner peace

■ What we can learn about meta-awareness from holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl’s methods of self-observation (zooming out and taking a higher perspective of our lives and experiences to reduce suffering)

■ Why seeing from a higher perspective is essential

■ What is cognitive restructuring?

■ Socratic questioning (examples and how to utilize it in your life to reduce distorted beliefs and thought patterns)

📝Recommended resources: 

■ Cognitive restructuring and Socratic questioning worksheet

Disclaimer: information contained in this podcast episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for treatment or consultation with a licensed mental health professional. 


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