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Identify Your Internal Core Beliefs Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with the Identify Your Internal Core Beliefs. It will help you in identifying your self-limiting core beliefs.

What is Identify Your Internal Core Beliefs Worksheet

According to Cognitive Behavioural therapists, Core beliefs are our most profound assumptions about ourselves, the world, and others. They are the beliefs that are installed in our minds and shape our world.  To be honest, nothing matters more than the core beliefs. They are the main drivers of our issues, including our automatic negative thoughts. The worksheet will help you to identify your internal core beliefs.

How will  Identify Your Internal Core Beliefs Worksheet help?

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. By becoming aware of your core beliefs you will be able to challenge them. This worksheet will help you to explore your inner deep-rooted beliefs that control your behavior and mind. For details on how to challenge your Core Beliefs, See our worksheet on Challenging the Negative Core Beliefs Worksheet

Instructions for the  Identify Your Internal Core Beliefs Worksheet

Core beliefs are convictions instead of realities. This worksheet aims at making its clients aware of their core beliefs. Acceptance is the first step towards recovery, by accepting and knowing your core beliefs you will be able to challenge them and change them into positive experiences.

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

CBT Core Beliefs Automatic Thoughts

Core Beliefs: Examining the Evidence Worksheet


On this page, we provided you with the  Identify Your Internal Core Beliefs Worksheet Hopefully, It helped you in identifying your self-limiting core beliefs.

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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.