The cognitive model is a widely accepted and well published framework for understanding the crucial role that internal thoughts and attitudes play in the daily experience of emotion and behavior. More specifically, the model proposes that over the course of our lifetime, we all develop patterns of thought that influence our understanding of the world around us and the meaning we place on events in our lives. . . Among these dysfunctional patterns is catastrophizing–the tendency to draw erroneous and often irrational conclusions from a situation.