From our Facebook page today.
Thought stopping can be a very effective tool, when we are thinking negative thoughts we must attempt to try and stop ourselves, the act of saying STOP! aloud can be very effective, if we are in public we can also choose to whisper such things if need be.
Once we have stopped that negative thought, we will have to replace it with something more accurate. Taking a moment to think of a more positive and or balanced thought, while keeping in mind that most of our negative thoughts are not actually true.
Sometimes its the case we may be unable to identify the negative thought, and we may need to distract ourselves, in various ways, that is when we need to incorporate our coping strategies, that we have found to be effective in the past.