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Malminder Gill MNCIP
Integrative Hypnotherapist for individual & corporate clients
96 Harley Street, Online & Home Visits (UK & Internationally for intensive work)

Response style theory and the different types of rumination.

Response style theory is a psychological concept that examines how people respond to negative emotions. It suggests that people can either respond to negative emotions in a constructive or destructive manner. Constructive responses involve problem-solving and cognitive reappraisal, while destructive responses involve rumination and avoidance.

Rumination is a type of destructive response to negative emotions. It involves repetitively thinking about the causes and consequences of a negative event. This type of thinking can lead to increased distress and can even lead to depression. There are two types of brooding and reflective.

Brooding rumination is a type of rumination that involves focusing on the negative aspects of a situation. It is characterized by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. People who engage in brooding rumination often feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with the situation.

Reflective rumination is a type of rumination that involves thinking about the causes and consequences of a negative event in a more constructive manner. It is characterized by feelings of curiosity and openness. People who engage in reflective rumination are more likely to come up with solutions to the problem and to take action.

Response style theory suggests that people can choose to respond to negative emotions in a constructive or destructive manner. Constructive responses involve problem-solving and cognitive reappraisal, while destructive responses involve rumination and avoidance. Understanding the different types of rumination can help people to better manage their emotions and to respond to negative events in a more constructive manner.

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Integrative Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling for individual & corporate clients. 96 Harley Street, Online & Home Visits (UK & Internationally for intensive work)

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