Untangling Minds: Decoding the Web of Warped Thinking and Codependency


On this show…we are untangling our minds as we strive to decode the web of warped thinking and codependency. In the intricate tapestry of human relationships, certain threads can become entangled, creating knots that affect our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Warped thinking, also known as distorted thinking or cognitive distortions, refers to patterns of thought that are irrational, negative, and often contribute to emotional distress. Don’t worry, there are different degrees of warp from slightly askew to extreme torque. But here’s the good news, nothing is broken here and with a little work and a shift in perspective, you can open up a whole new world of thinking. Raise your hand if you’ve ever had good intentions to take a radical turn to manipulation and control. Too soon…ok, hang in there. Maybe you know something is off but you’re just not sure why or how. It seems like you’re always left holding the bag and things never turn out the way you had hoped. By the way, just using the words “always” and “never” means you’re listening at the right time. 

When left unchecked, warped thinking can become a breeding ground for unhealthy behaviors and relationships. So thanks for checking in and making the commitment to learn more. Let’s dive in…

At breakingthecycles.com I found some foundational information to get us started: Cognitive Distortions – When Reality Isn’t What You Think | by expert Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT

Goodtherapy.org is a great place to learn more about what you might be dealing with. I found a breakdown of Codependency

At medicalnewstoday.com I found an important difference on Codependence vs. Dependence that I think we need to explore

Elizabeth Woods  helps us explore this idea of Healing Your Wounded “Inner Child” found at the Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Foundation

CHALLENGE: Untangling the web of warped thinking and codependency is a journey that requires self-reflection, courage, and a commitment to personal growth. Take your time, you’re worth it!

I Know YOU Can Do It!