Core beliefs are our longstanding and deeply held beliefs about ourselves, the world and other people, and the future. The negative cognitive triad consists of three sets of core beliefs that make us vulnerable to depression:
- Negative beliefs about ourselves as helpless, unlovable, and/or worthless
- Negative beliefs about the world and other people as hostile or unfriendly or rejecting
- Negative beliefs about future, comprised of hopelessness and pessimism
If we’re able to change our core beliefs and make them less negative, we become less vulnerable to depression. In this video we’ll learn what core beliefs are, and how to identify our core beliefs. Then in the next post we’ll learn how to modify core beliefs to make them less negative.