When it comes to the dying process, people often fear being in intense pain, feeling humiliated, and burdening or hurting others. Many people have inaccurate assumptions about the dying process, making it important to evaluate and challenge those beliefs. Examining how palliative care might help with physical pain is one way to challenge one's assumptions about the dying process.
Improve Health Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
How Information Processing Biases can Increase Health Anxiety
With health anxiety, we have unhelpful or inaccurate core beliefs about health and illness. These beliefs lead us to process information ...
Fear of Death: How CBT Can Decrease Fears of the Dying Process
When it comes to the dying process, people often fear being in intense pain, feeling humiliated, and burdening or hurting others. Many pe...
With health anxiety, an event happens, we have thoughts about that event, and then react to those thoughts. Learning to evaluate automatic thoughts and identify cognitive distortions is a critical skill for improving health anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps to improve health anxiety by reshaping dysfunctional thinking patterns, beliefs, and behaviors.
When we have health anxiety, we tend to inflate the probability of serious disease, statistically speaking. CBT techniques can help you to see the likelihood of disease more accurately. The Pie Chart Method is one technique to help you consider the many non-catastrophic causes of symptoms.
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