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.

Anyone can

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.


Specific Beliefs Use these specific belief sections to provide ideas and contexts for each belief.  Listed in Contents/Links Belief Section.

Master Listing: The Belief Sentences - See this list for ideas and overview the listing.

Affirmations Master Listings/Links Page - Pull out and use/modify from these, using the suggested affirmations process. 

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. 

      See, for ideas and overview the listing of Master Listing: The Belief Sentences.
      See the links to beliefs, on this master directory:  Specific Beliefs

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.


(See explanations of forms and their uses in Changing Beliefs - Main Page .)

Forms List - Quick Overview (See the forms listed in the single column in Contents/Links Belief Section.)


    Thought/Belief Change Record (A short version of the Thought Change Long Form, below.)

  Event or problem:
        Rational Self Analysis - Something happens and you react.  This is a form for determining what
          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
          new conclusions.  Read The ABCDEF Rational Analysis.

        Addressing This Psychological Perspective Problem - Short form and long form.
           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.   
  Re-Forming The Thought Sentences -_The Discussion About The Process - A discussion about where it
        all starts and how to create a new functional philosophy, context, or perspective.

       Convert From Lower To Higher Sentences
            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.

            Filled In Example - Column Format - Here the reply and analysis are in the right column opposite
                 the initial thought, in the left column.
            Filled In Example With Complete Explanation After The Initial Thought - This has the statement
                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.


    THOUGHT CHANGE - LONG FORM - Starts with the activating event or thought, has a space for a
        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.

         Read this, so you can know how to use this:   Using The Thought Change Long Form

    Core Belief Rework Form (Actual name:  Belief Transformation Process) - Has spaces for where
        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.


    Old Activating Memory Worksheet - A major worksheet for unrivaling old beliefs:  Starts with a
        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.  
    Earlier Similar Event, with allies - (Cut "View" to 100%) Preferred by some, with a "different"
        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.

        In this piece, you are referred to the process of Creating A Caring, Feeling Presence (or mythical,
        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.      


The Option Method Dialogue With Yourself: The Core Questions

        Powerful method for reformulating and creating upgraded beliefs.  The questions elicit seeing 
        beliefs and how to rework them, taught at The Option Institute.


Habit I wish to change
My failures and ruins worksheet  


Byron Katie - See videos and resources.  Tweek the formats to your taste, but try them first.  Read The Little Book, a 22 page excerpt from Loving What Is.  Also note the Instructions For Doing The Work
The Four Questions 

The One Belief At A Time Worksheet  

Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet  - Dealing with anger, disappointment, frustration, etc. in dealing with another person.  
      Deeper Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet - Doing it in the moment.

See also:  Listing Of Universal Beliefs


Changing Beliefs - Start here for which forms to use when.