Cognitive Distortions are the learned mental modeling or filters that sit deep in our psyche and influence the way we experience the world. We often are unaware of how they distort our experience. Cognitive Distortions not only limit our choices, they can lead to incorrect assumptions hence unnecessary suffering.
A coach’s ability to recognize the cognitive distortions during a session may create a great opportunity to raise our client’s awareness, challenge their limiting thought processes, and free themselves from such distorted views of the world.
In this lecture I will be giving a quick overview of most common cognitive distortions, and we will build on recognizing them in a coaching conversation, and engaging the client towards the resolution of such a distorted view of the world.