Updated: Aug 22, 2020
A Belief is a thought that you tell yourself so many times that you truly believe it to be a fact.
This past week we uncovered a few deep seeded beliefs in a coach session with one of my clients.
These were her beliefs:
There is no worse feeling then Anxiety
Anxiety is exhausting
Anxiety is constantly in my head and I don’t want it to be.
I get Anxiety about having an Anxiety attack
I don’t want to have an Anxiety Attack in front of others
These are the thoughts that she has told herself so often that she truly believes them all to be facts about herself and the anxiety she feels each day.
The thing is they are all true to her.
And there is nothing wrong with that. Except that these thoughts are causing her to feel even more Anxiety.
So what do we do?
We decided to focus on her first belief of “There is no worse feeling then Anxiety”
We decided to come up with some thoughts that she could think. A good starting place for her was:
“There is no worse feeling then Anxiety and It doesn’t last forever.
“There is no worse feeling then Anxiety and I am able to calm myself down”
“There is no worse feeling then Anxiety and I have meds that help me if needed and I know work.”
Just adding “AND” to her belief helps us get to the next stepping stone of maybe not thinking our belief is a fact. It helps us to stop fighting against it.
It helps us to be more accepting of something that seems impossible.
It helps us allow the emotion instead of fighting against us. It maybe is the worse feeling but we can survive.
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