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On this page, we will provide you with the CBT Identifying Core beliefs Worksheet. It will help you to identify your core beliefs.

What is the CBT Identifying Core beliefs Worksheet?

The core belief is the key term used in cognitive behavioral therapy for our most profound assumptions and beliefs about ourselves, the world, and others, which are installed in our mind and shape our world. Core beliefs are formed by automatic thoughts and intermediating thoughts. They are formed in our past and keep collecting the evidence that fits with these beliefs, be it positive or negative. Core beliefs are the main drivers of our issues, including our automatic negative thoughts. 

How will  CBT Identifying Core beliefs Worksheet help

The worksheet will help you to identify your core beliefs. Negative core beliefs are self-limiting. Self-limiting beliefs are as the name indicates limiting, dark, and filled with pessimistic thoughts, e.g the world is cruel, nobody is there for me. By becoming aware of your core beliefs you will be able to challenge them. 

Instructions for the  CBT Identifying Core beliefs Worksheet.

This worksheet will help you in making you identify three basic types of core beliefs. Write down the thoughts that come into your mind and try to categorize them into these three basic categories.

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

Challenging core beliefs worksheet

Core Beliefs: Examining the Evidence Worksheet

CBT Core Beliefs Automatic Thoughts


On this page, we provided you with the CBT Identifying Core beliefs Worksheet, Hopefully, It helped you to identify your core beliefs.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.

Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.