Book Summary: Feeling Great by David D. Burns | Sam Thomas Davies - Deepstash
Feeling Great by David D. Burns

The Book in Five Big Ideas

  1. Your negative emotions result from your thoughts and not from the circumstances of your life.
  2. The...

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Feeling Great Summary

You feel the way you think. In other words, your negative emotions, like depression and anxiety, come from your thoughts and not from the circums...

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. All-or-Nothing Thinking

You think about yourself or the world in black-or-white, all-or-nothing categories. Shades of gray do not exist. This is also known as “dichotomo...

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Overgeneralization.

Overgeneralization. You think about a negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat or a positive event as a never-endi...

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Mental Filtering.

Mental Filtering. You focus on something bad and filter out all the positives—or you focus on something positive and ignore...

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Discounting the Positive/Negative.

Discounting the Positive/Negative. You tell yourself that certain negative or positive facts don’t count to maintain a nega...

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Jumping to Conclusions.

Jumping to Conclusions. You jump to conclusions that aren’t warranted by the facts. There are two common versions of this distortion.

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Magnification and Minimization

Magnification and Minimization. You blow things out of proportion or shrink their importance inappropriately. This is also ...

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Emotional Reasoning.

Emotional Reasoning. You reason from how you feel. This can be very misleading because your feelings result entirely from y...

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 Should Statements.

 Should Statements. You make yourself miserable with shoulds, musts, or ought tos. Self-directed shoulds cause feelings...

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Labeling.

Labeling. You label yourself or others so you see your entire self (or someone else) as totally defective or superior. For ...

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Positive Reframing

In fact, this is why people often resist treatment. Their negative thoughts and feelings can be helpful and appropriate because they reflect their...

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