“Irrational should statements rest on your assumption that you are entitled to instant gratification at all times.” David D. Burns, M.D.

This quote is loaded with wisdom on many levels. We’ve all heard about should have’s, would have’s and could have’s, as well as what happens to us when we make assumptions. But what we don’t like to think about is the idea that when we don’t get our way, or what we want we can go into a rage or get panicked. We start telling ourselves that if we don’t get X, we “will either die or be tragically deprived of joy forever (X can represent love, affection, status, respect, promptness, perfection, niceness, etc.).” Those of us who have battled addictions of any sort have seen the tragic outcome of an attitude of entitlement to gratification.

Check out my handout on Cognitive Therapy!

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, David D. Burns, M.D. Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY. 1980. pg. 159.

About Celeste Emelia Mattingly

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice since 1999. I have served hundreds of adults with general mental health, addiction, and spirituality concerns. I am the creator of Celestial Psychology, which incorporates energy medicine specifically, Reiki, Reconnective and Quantum Healing Techniques, and Tachyon Energy Healing into conventional talk therapy. The two books I completed for Celestial Psychology are available on Amazon http://ow.ly/sSggQ. My main site is also a WP site, https://celestialempowerment.com Looking forward to getting to know you.
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