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Challenge Shame-Based Thoughts

Choose a specific thought that you’d like to work with, such as I’ll never find a job or If this relationship ends, I’ll never get over it. Then challenge this thought by asking any of the following questions:

  • Is this thought really true?
  • How do I know it’s true?
  • What is the evidence for this thought?
  • What is the evidence against this thought?
  • Can I think of any times when this thought has not been true?
  • Is this thought helping me or hurting me?
  • Who would I be if I let go of this thought?
  • What could I do if I let go of this thought?
  • Am I willing to release this thought?
  • What’s the worst that could happen if I let go of this thought? Can I live with that?

Excerpted from the e-book How to Change Your Thinking about Shame: A Hazelden Quick Guide. Published by Hazelden, 2012. Visit the Hazelden bookstore for more information.

http://www.bhevolution.org/public/overcoming_shame_based_thinking.page

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