Live and Online lecture:

Lost in Thought: Understanding and Managing Negative Thoughts


Monday 21 March, 20:00
Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6


Prof. Ernst Koster
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Ghent University


Our unique human ability to reflect on the past and envision the future also comes at a price. Sometimes we can get stuck in repetitive negative thinking about the past (rumination) or find ourselves worrying about the future. Another tricky type of thinking is when our mind traps us into obsessive thinking focused on shame and guilt. Such repetitive negative thinking is magnified by the current COVID-19 situation.


In this lecture, Ernst Koster addresses each of these types of thinking and shows that each of them is characterised by a clear internal logic. He will demonstrate how a better understanding of these thought processes can help to manage and overcome their negative effects on wellbeing.

21 March 2022

20:00 - 21:30