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Self-help Lesson #27 Unfold Core Beliefs using Visualization on the web

Self-help Lesson #27 Unfold Core Beliefs using Visualization on the web

Let’s look at a practical, down to earth process for dealing with worry, anxiety and cognitive restructuring. We all have thoughts every day of our life, but if our thoughts reflect stress or negative limiting beliefs we can take steps to change that. I have facilitated hundreds of people in this process and it isRead more about Self-help Lesson #27 Unfold Core Beliefs using Visualization on the web[…]

Self-help Lesson #23 Worksheet for Processing Automatic Thoughts and Reframing

Self-help Lesson #23 Worksheet for Processing Automatic Thoughts and Reframing

Automatic Thought Record                       Sample & Worksheet for Processing Worrisome or Negative Thoughts Does worry interfere with your infinite receiving? Don’t know what to do with the anxiety you feel? Do you want to be more positive but don’t quite know how? Even successful people and leaders have negative thoughts. Start here. Identify the automaticRead more about Self-help Lesson #23 Worksheet for Processing Automatic Thoughts and Reframing[…]

Self-help Lesson #22 Anxiety Thought Worksheet

Self-help Lesson #22 Anxiety Thought Worksheet

ANXIOUS THOUGHTS RECORD   Directions:  Write down the events, thoughts and emotions you  have when you become anxious. Then define whether there are distortions in your thoughts, and brainstorm alternative ways of looking at your situation.  Look back over previous lessons, or talk to your therapist if you are stuck and can’t think of alternativeRead more about Self-help Lesson #22 Anxiety Thought Worksheet[…]

Self-help Lesson #21 Flying Phobia Worksheet To Reframe Anxious Thoughts

Self-help Lesson #21 Flying Phobia Worksheet To Reframe Anxious Thoughts

Flying Anxiety or Fear of Flying Below is a sample exercise of how to flip anxious thoughts about flying into realistic statements: after reading the samples try writing down a couple of your own anxieties and flip them to more realistic perspectives. It took a whole group of us to come up with this many negativeRead more about Self-help Lesson #21 Flying Phobia Worksheet To Reframe Anxious Thoughts[…]

Self-help Lesson #20 Learn To Recognize Thought Distortions Contributing To Anxiety

Self-help Lesson #20 Learn To Recognize Thought Distortions Contributing To Anxiety

Anxious Cognitive Distortions How many of these do you do? Learn to recognize the different thought distortions to help reduce anxiety.  Fortune Telling Example:  “Something bad is going to happen”  “I know I will, I’ll fail” “I’ll lose my job” Fortune telling is predicting a frightening outcome.  If you are so successful at predicting let’sRead more about Self-help Lesson #20 Learn To Recognize Thought Distortions Contributing To Anxiety[…]

Self Help Lesson #19 Perfectionism Worksheet

Self Help Lesson #19 Perfectionism Worksheet

Automatic Thought Record  Perfectionism Worksheet Sample Event Was told not to be such a perfectionist, so did a sloppy job on routine paperwork and got yelled at.   Sample Feeling Disappointed, baffled, bewildered, confused, double-bind, between a rock and a hard place.   Sample Automatic Thought At work they tell me not to bother puttingRead more about Self Help Lesson #19 Perfectionism Worksheet[…]

Self Help Lesson #17 Worry – How To Control Your Worrying

Self Help Lesson #17 Worry – How To Control Your Worrying

Let’s Look At How To Control Your Worrying Thought Stopping – As soon as you notice that a irrational or useless thought as surfaced, try simple thought stopping. Inside your mind say ‘STOP” with conviction to break the train of thought, like a policeman holding up a stop sign, then shift immediately to something more pleasant.Read more about Self Help Lesson #17 Worry – How To Control Your Worrying[…]

Self-help Lesson #15 – List Of 300 Pleasant Activities For Depression Reduction

Self-help Lesson #15 – List Of 300 Pleasant Activities For Depression Reduction

List of Pleasant Activities  From The Depression Prevention Research Project 1985 Instructions:  This list includes 300 activities which people sometimes enjoy.  By following the instructions below, you will be able to come up with an individualized list of 100 activities which you will use during the course to increase your level of pleasant activities andRead more about Self-help Lesson #15 – List Of 300 Pleasant Activities For Depression Reduction[…]