LORETTA PARKER, LMFT
Counseling, Education, Family Services, Trauma Healing
Helping Teens with Living through a Pandemic
New Blossom Class Starting in April, 2022
6-WEEK Group Education Program
LEARN HOW TO MOVE FROM
SELF-DEFEATING THOUGHTS TO SELF-EMPOWERMENT
Self-defeating thoughts or cognitive distortions, are often times a symptom of developmental trauma. This thought process happens through experiences in early childhood. It can be caused by adjustments, disappointments, loss of people and/or things, or negative experiences. These experiences can impact us by forming negative thought patterns, and the good news is, when we become aware of how the negative experiences has impacted us, we can focus on re-framing
self-defeating thoughts into positive thoughts about self.
This program will focus on how your self-defeating thoughts impact your everyday life and practice skills to help you change those thoughts. We will do this by creating a safe space for you to process old thought patterns that don’t work for you anymore, and blossom into a person who finds joy and purpose in life.
Self-Defeating thoughts to Change
"I don't deserve love."
"I am a bad person."
"I am not smart enough."
"I can't trust myself."
"I can not protect myself."
"It's not okay to show my emotions."
"I am weak."
"I have to please everyone."
"I have poor judgement."
Learn how to change these thoughts!
It's time to stop believing your self-defeating thoughts and feel better about yourself!
6 online group education live videos through zoom
Class #1: Causes of self-defeating thoughts / Types of negative experiences that impact brain activity / Practice turning a negative thought into a positive one
Class #2: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview / Thoughts - Feeling - Behavior / Demo to work through self-defeating thoughts
Class #3: What is Mindfulness / Mindfulness eating / How to use positive coping skills
Class #4: Erikson stages of development / Belief system - how is it developed
Class #5: Healthy vs Unhealthy relationships / Setting healthy boundaries
Class #6: Affect Regulation / Parasympathetic nervous system / Learn how to regulate self when having negative emotions