Why do some people get upset over seemingly small things? How can some take failure in stride while others are devastated? One of the answers lies in the level of meaning at which the person is most comfortable thinking. I designed this flow-chart to help me in discussions with clients about catastrophizing and meaning-making.
This is a simple online form I adapted from a well-known Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy technique that helps people to reduce their number of unwanted thoughts. If you think about dying too often, or about that time you threw up in the lunch room, you should probably do this form at least once.