Check Your Thoughts: A Tool for Emotional Balance

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On ‘Wellness Tool box’, hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss about a simple technique when a distressing thought enters your mind.

Identify & Rate Your Emotion

Notice the emotion you’re feeling (anger, sadness, etc.) and how strong it is on a scale of 1-10.

Challenge Your Thoughts

Ask yourself whether the thought is really true and if other explanations are possible. Are you assuming the worst?

Reframe & Respond

Is your emotional response helpful? Would a different emotion or action better serve the situation?

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