The Metacognitive Way Through Overthinking with Pia Callesen

Minds and Mics

28-08-2021 • 54分

In this episode of Minds & Mics, I talk with psychologist and author Pia Callesen about overthinking and the metacognitive approach to emotional struggles like anxiety and depression.

Show Notes

Here are some of the highlights from our conversation:

  • What is overthinking, exactly?
  • Types of overthinking
  • The 2 reasons why we overthink
  • The difference between anxious and depressive overthinking
  • Overthinking as a universal mechanism for emotional suffering
  • Scheduled overthinking
  • Metacognitive Therapy vs traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Metacognitive Therapy vs Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • The busy train station metaphor
  • The windowpane experiment
  • The problem with coping skills
  • How will psychotherapy be different in 50 years?

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