Suppose a person has a strong negative belief that whatever happens to his life is going to cause him a big turmoil.

Then this person interprets all events from the view of this belief. The result is a person who's constantly panic-stricken.

The next time some life event occurs in this person's life, and he/she automatically jumps to negative conclusions due to this belief, then what questions could I ask him so as to help him see that an event isn't as critical as he thinks it is?


closed as off-topic by Bryan Krause, AliceD Mar 14 at 10:14

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  • $\begingroup$ Why is this tagged 'cognitive-modeling'? $\endgroup$ – Steven Jeuris Mar 11 at 9:08
  • $\begingroup$ Also, all of this is very anecdotal and not framed in literature on psychology or neuroscience. This question is very likely to be put on hold. $\endgroup$ – Steven Jeuris Mar 11 at 9:38