Cognitive (Thought) Distortions in Children
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|   Dec 09, 2015
Cognitive (Thought) Distortions in Children

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime can break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

"Well," the trainer said, "When they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free."

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed (thought) they could not, they were stuck right where they were. Like the elephants, how many of us (children and adults) go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed or did not perform as expected at it once before?

Takeaway from the story: If such huge animals can think that the small rope has all the power to keep them tied... which actually is not true but they think it to be true then imagine how much tough, hard time innocent and pure children will have to break free from such distorted thoughts.

As parents, teachers, school counselors, psychologists and adults it becomes all the more important on our part to teach these innocent and naive souls (children) that failure, negative thoughts is a part of growing up and learning. These should not stop us and we should never give up the struggle in life. You fail not because you are destined to fail but because there are lessons which you need to learn as you move on with your life.

A humble reminder and invitation to the very valuable session for all those who interact with children in their daily lives.

Click on the link below to know more and Register.
http://www.jina.in/event/cognitive-distortions-children/

You can also visit the link below to know about the session.

https://www.facebook.com/JiNa.LivingPositively/events

Mark and Block the Date for the Event: 27 December 2015/Sunday
Time : 10 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Devalya Education, 728-C, Sunder Singh Marg, Old DLF Colony, Sector 14, Gurgaon

For any kind of support, kindly contact Kavita Yadav at 9810929711

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