What we call a thing gives it power. Describing our experiences often flies off the rails from noticing what is going on in a clear and precise way to judging it as “good” or “bad”. This mindfulness skill can help you stay in the moment and in tune to what is going on around you without getting sucked into the acrobatics of your critical mind. By sticking with accurate and descriptive labels of our experiences we become less likely to fall prey to being judgmental or critical of ourselves and others and a lot more emotionally regulated so we can sort out the curve balls life throws at us.
Weighing the evidence is a foundational CBT intervention designed to challenge negative self beliefs, personal schemas, and “what-if” rumination.