Testing Your New Beliefs

In This Chapter

  • Proving yourself right
  • Creating a plan of action
  • Determining the best way to act
  • Learning from your own reactions and the reactions of others

In CBT, you use reality testing to test your old thoughts and beliefs and reinforce new beliefs. It helps you compare old and new beliefs and decide which are more helpful in your life. The preceding chapters have helped you to become aware of your thoughts, analyze them to find the negative thought processes, and come up with alternative thoughts and beliefs. In this chapter, you will take things one step further by creating experiments to test out those ...

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