I’m curious, because I’m actively exploring my beliefs and distortions about my ptsd or beliefs and distortions that came about subsequently due to a triggering event that happened recently. Is this particular discussion of core beliefs/cognitive distortions in reference to being able to distinguish between distortions and how they pertain to our core beliefs? I am asking because I wonder if this kind of self work could also be beneficial to me. If I’m way off please explain!I’ve been meaning to write down a collection of my Core Beliefs for awhile now, but they still remain scattered across many threads (or let’s pretend this never happened :whistling: forgotten about almost as soon as I become aware of it; until the next time I run face first into it, and forget just as quickly all over again).
So I thought, if I’m having this problem perhaps others are, too... & having a place where one can jot down Core Beliefs they’re struggling with, or become aware of, might be useful.
If you have a Counter? Exceptions, toe and finger holds, something you use to work around &/or start shifting a Core Belief? Toss that on up here, too :sneaky:
It can be.Is this particular discussion of core beliefs/cognitive distortions in reference to being able to distinguish between distortions and how they pertain to our core beliefs?
Gotcha! Thanks for explaining. I am feeling encouraged to post that new thread as well :)It can be.
It’s certainly something many people have already done / it’s part of their process in finding counters, exceptions, and ways to start working around problematic Core Beliefs. So you’re certainly welcome to do the same!
“How Cognitive Distortions Shape, Support, & Affect Our Core Beliefs” is also different enough (and super interesting!) to rate it’s own thread. I’d post on that thread! It’s a cool topic.
AND AS ALWAYS
Taking a general-concept public thread topic (like this one) where we’re all exploring the same topic together, & creating a personal-thread on the same topic to work on your own stuff? Is always kosher. Because they’re 2 totally different questions.
What’s your ___________
Help me with my _______
So you’re welcome (even encouraged!) to start a new thread, or post on here, or both.