Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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Using a Language-Outcome Framework for Self-Reflection

Jim Davis

“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” said Steve (not his real name) as he looked down and away from our shared zoom screen. Steve has developed a habit of using language which negatively influences his outcomes. I suggested the idea that perhaps his situation would get “harder” before it gets “easier,” but I was not convinced that worse and better were the right ways to describe his future conditions. He was skeptical, which launched us into a discussion regarding the way language influences outcomes in our lives.