For a "table" format, which is easier to see and use, go to the Beliefs Forms Contents/Links page. There is an explanation of each of the pieces and an easier format to see which form to use for what and when.
THIS PAGE IS CREATED TO DISCUSS AND GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF FORMS TO USE TO CREATE EFFECTIVE BELIEFS. The listing was copied from the Forms To Use box in the Contents And Links For The Beliefs And Thoughts section. Go there to see the complete list.
1. Identify beliefs that don't work (by seeing the poor results and/or bad feelings
created, or asking the question: Is this true?)
A. Use the optional depth alternatives: when and under what circumstances they
were created and the logic and expected benefit.
2. Write them down and write a replacement.
3. Write out the reasoning for the new true belief.
4. Practice the belief until it is automatic.
FIND LINKS TO SPECIFIC BELIEFS AND AFFIRMATIONS
BELIEFS LISTINGS AND "SENTENCE COMPLETION"
Do A Master List Of Beliefs
Beliefs List Prioritized - Central master list or just a quiklist. List on one sheet or several sheets every belief and then create a separate sheet to rework each belief.
Use Sentence Completion to Formulate Beliefs
Sentence Completion Exercise - Beliefs - These are sentences to be completed, naturally eliciting your beliefs in everything from who you believe you are, your emotional characteristics, your future life, etc.
LISTING OF BELIEF CHANGING FORMS AND EXPLANATIONS OF THE FORMS USE - PICK DEPTH AND LENGTH
Event or problem:
actually happened, the stories and falsities you created, the stories you made up, and how to
create a better outcome in terms of feelings and circumstances. It takes you through beliefs to
The "problem" is usually one's "Psychological Perspective" and not the circumstances. This has
similarities to the Rational Self Analysis form, as it addresses what happened, what thoughts you
created, the consequences of those thoughts, what the worst and that could happen, and a
process of creating a new belief and perspective that will work much better.
all starts and how to create a new functional philosophy, context, or perspective.
A simple form with two columns, where one lists in one column the "lower" self conversation and
in the other column an upgraded, true higher conversation. You can use this to write down a
whole series of lower level statements and beliefs in an overall conversation.
the initial thought, in the left column.
that would be in a left column, but puts it as a section heading, with a number of deeper
explanations, most of which apply to most people.
LONG FORM, MOST COMPLETE
stream of thoughts behind that or memories of events preceding the emotion(s), lots of room for a
sequence of thoughts and replacement thoughts, resulting also in super strong statements, stands,
and commitments. This is the most recommended, as it is the most complete, forming a finished
product to stand on.
one's core beliefs came from earlier in life and the core life issue it came from (such as
abandonment, Approval, Survival, etc.) It also has a section that offers some possible core
statements, such as "I'm not good enough", "I'm weak", etc. And then it provides alternative
statements for many of them or you can create your own - a number of examples of such. The final
page is a filled in version from an actual situation.
definition, takes one back to an early age, describes what happened and the emotions occurring,
what you were thinking at the time, what was believed about anybody involved, identified
misperceptions, what beliefs have been kept up to this point and whether they are true or not, new
beliefs, new ways of behaving, appreciating yourself, and, finally to a commitment.
approach that is applicable also during or right after an incident's occurrence.
This takes you from a current incident or a past incident, where you are talking to your own
child (metaphorically), comforting it, asking questions of it, taking your child through the whole
incident, endng up with what was learned, mantras that you might want to create and use.
It's long title is "The Interaction With The [your] Child And The Unconditionally Loving Allies -
Relating Also To An Earlier Similar Incident.
internal allies), which can be a very useful device that I found to be effective even in difficult
situations where others were ranting and raving or being oppositional in some way. Also, useful
whenever one feels stressed or threatened.
Powerful method for reformulating and creating upgraded beliefs. The questions elicit seeing
FORMS AND FORMATS FROM OTHER SITES