Core Beliefs Part 1: Identifying and Understanding Core Beliefs

Core beliefs are the underlying ideas we hold about ourselves, others and the world. These ideas develop during childhood as you begin to use your relationships with caregivers and your own experience to interpret the world around you. From this learning and interpretation, you develop specific thoughts and rules that allow you to get your needs met. 

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Musterbation: The Danger in Shoulding All Over the Place

“Musterbation” is a term coined by famed psychologist Albert Ellis to describe the phenomenon whereby people live by a set of absolute and unrealistic demands that they place on themselves, others and the world. Recognizing the habit to set rules for yourself gives you the opportunity to relieve the stress these messages cause.  

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