USEFUL TO KNOW WORKING WITH LOW SELF-ESTEEM :HOW CBT CAN HELP, ARTICLE 1,2
Now is the time to tackle the beliefs , thoughts and action patterns we mapped out above .Specifically , the steps you need to take are:
1-Check out your anxious predictions.
2-Question your self-crtical thoughts instead of taking them at face value.
3-Learn to appreciate your qualities and treat yourself kindly.
4-Change the Rules.
5-Create a new Bottom Line.
Let’s check at each of these.
I will complete in Article 2 soon.
Checking out anxious predictions
Fearing you might break your Rules activates your Bottom Line , leading to predictions that, unless you take precautions , something bad is going to happen. Precautions stop you from discovering that what you predict might never happen, that even if it did the consequences might be less bad than you fear, and that you might deal with them better than you think. Checking out anxious predictions involves the following:…
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