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The 5 Best Strategies for Building Healthy (New) Core Beliefs

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Dorothy Ratusny
THERAPY Best Practices
Core beliefs are the well ingrained messages that we in turn accept and believe to be true; even when they are not accurate. In this episode of CBT 'Best Practices' we dive into the ways in which your core beliefs are developed and how they impact your thoughts and decisions for the rest of your life; unless - you learn how to challenge and change a core belief to represent what is healthy and true. This episode is so very important to understand what has held you back; and how you may overcome a limiting belief with what you decide and know to be true. p.s. There is a lot to take in, in each of these episodes of CBT 'Best Practices', including important strategies and tools that you can immediately apply in your life! Listen with a way to take notes so that you can turn each episode into the change that you seek in your life! Well done!! Please join me for more CBT 'Best Practices' here! Namaste!
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Reclaiming Our Truth
During the first five years of our life, we are like a sponge, soaking up all the words and messages we repeatedly heard from our caregivers. Internalizing what we heard and seen, we adopted these beliefs as truth. While we have a mixture of positive and negative core beliefs, it is the negative beliefs that will run our life if we do not actively change them. To change them to more healthy beliefs, we must learn to be mindful of what holds us back and then do the work on these five best strategies. The first best strategy is to build a list of our accomplishments. Dorothy advises to put any and all accomplishments, as nothing is too small. The second strategy is reframing from comparisons. While it is good to praise others for their successes, we must walk our own path and not compare ourselves to anyone else. The third strategy is positive self talk. We must be mindful of when our inner dialogue is self-loathing, critical, and unkind and immediately choose positive self talk instead. Practicing this, we will soon hear less of the negative. As a result, we will find ourselves a little more happier. The fourth strategy is goal setting and achieving. When we find out and go after what we really want instead of what our caregivers wanted for us, we begin to feel a sense of empowerment. Dorothy suggests we celebrate our wins along our path to conquering our goals, as it deepens our resolve and gives us feelings of encouragement. The final strategy is using the power of our mind and visualizing our greatness. An excellent tool to get inspired, visualizing our ideal self as if it has already happened gives us a compelling future to strive for. To keep our North Star in sight, Dorothy suggests we visualize any time we find ourselves still. As we practice these strategies and grow, we will soon see that these negative beliefs that weโ€™ve held onto couldnโ€™t be farther from the truth. Reclaiming our truth, we will not just be surviving our life, we will be thriving in the celebration of our life! Namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธ
Yes, I am different to most people I know but thats what makes me special.
I am now beginning to realise that I am unique, an extremely sensitive and creative person who view on life has always been different to the norm. So what, my brain doesnโ€™t work like that of a โ€œneuro-typicalโ€ and itโ€™s am grateful for that. Up until now I have always liked to be different but it always in a quiet and non rebellious way because I didnโ€™t want to be seen. Now at 53 I am no longer inhibited by what others think of me, itโ€™s time to embrace my difference and use my creative gifts to rewrite my core beliefs drawing from my past and present achievements. All the great things I have done all by myself with very little support or guidance. Iโ€™m in charge of creating of my life story no one else.
Daily meditation mentioned
You mentioned a daily meditation in one of the CBT Introductions and I wondered where I can find that on the Aura app?
The 5 Best Strategies
You are perfect, deserving, worthy. You are good enough just the way you are! You are totally loveable and brilliant