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How Cognitive Restructuring Reframes Failure and Erases ADHD Self-Doubt

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“I can’t even do the simplest things.” “Any normal person would be able to do this.” These are some of the statements I hear from clients diagnosed with ADHD.

To help them see themselves the way I see them — and to notice all the ways in which they are successful — I use a therapy technique called cognitive restructuring.Cognitive restructuring is one of the primary techniques used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

The premise of CBT is that our thoughts and beliefs influence our feelings, which in turn influence our behavior. So if we think crappy things about ourselves, we will feel crappy and be less able to do the things necessary to live well with ADHD.

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