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Core Beliefs: Examining the Evidence Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with the Core Beliefs: Examining the Evidence Worksheet. It will help you to know how your core beliefs are formed.

What are Core Beliefs: Examining the Evidence Worksheet?

Core beliefs are shaped by our experiences, they guide you through life. They can be positive as well as negative. 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. To change the negative core beliefs conflicting evidence is presented as against and in favour of that thought. 

How will Core Beliefs: Examining the Evidence Worksheet help

Thoughts are challenged and examined by providing evidence. When the evidence that underlies core beliefs is challenged, the core beliefs can be changed. If the information or the evidence that has been provided favours the core belief then that evidence is given attention but when that is against the core belief, it tends to be ignored.

Instructions for the Core Beliefs: Examining the Evidence Worksheet

Core beliefs are convictions instead of realities. This worksheet aims at making its clients aware of their core beliefs and carefully review the evidence for and against the core belief.

You can download this worksheet here.


On this page, we provided you with the Core Beliefs: Examining the Evidence Worksheet. Hopefully, It helped you to know how your core beliefs are formed.

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Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag 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.