If we’re having difficulty changing our negative thoughts or modifying core beliefs, behavioral experiments can help. Often new thoughts make sense “intellectually,” but we have trouble believing them deep down. Our habitual negative thoughts and core beliefs are hard to replace until we have evidence to back our up out new thoughts and beliefs.
Behaviour experiments are real life experiments that test new thoughts and beliefs we’re trying to instil in ourselves. These experiments provide evidence and data about our new thoughts and beliefs. And as we gather more and more evidence and data that supports our new thoughts and beliefs, we start believing them more and more, and our old negative thoughts and core beliefs become less pervasive.
Behavioral Experiments in CBT
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