O'Reilly logo

Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER3

Automatic Thoughts, Assumptions, and Core Beliefs

In This Chapter

  • Identifying automatic thoughts
  • Reframing your reactions
  • The problem with jumping to conclusions
  • Finding and changing your core beliefs

You interpret the world around you instantly, without any conscious effort. As you go through the day, thoughts pop into your mind, telling you how to feel and how to react. You probably don’t even realize this is happening because it occurs in a split second. Suppose you are at a party and run into an old friend. You feel happy and excited to see someone you know. Thoughts about times you spent together occur so quickly, you might not ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required