Tag Archives | Cognitive Distortions on Scientology


From the discipline of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the only scientifically validated talk therapy, cognitive distortions are exaggerated or irrational thought patterns that are believed to perpetuate the effects of psychopathological states, especially depression and anxiety.

Scientology itself is filled with cognitive distortions. But I have found that many Ex-Scientologists develop cognitive distortions on Scientology after they get out, and especially on their former selves as Scientologists. This can lead to anxiety and depression in Ex-Scientologists. But more importantly it can lead to you lying to yourself about your own life and who you actually are.

You can learn to identify your own cognitive distortions on Scientology in your thinking and self-talk. I believe this is a vital activity for any Ex-Scientologist. It can be extremely rewarding, leading to many insights about yourself, bringing you peace and stabilizing your moods after Scientology.

Below are some posts that pertain to the ideas of cognitive distortions on Scientology.



You Still Have Control

An interesting article written about victims of abuse from Slate.com on February 8th 2014 by Samantha Gelmer, the woman who was sexually abused as a 13 year old by the film director Roman Polanski. Her message, while written within the context of sexual abuse, applies just as strongly to anyone who has experienced religious and […]

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