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Irrational Beliefs

The events in which we finds ourselves do not hold true meaning, but rather the beliefs we hold about these events.

Christine Naturkach

on 31 January 2013

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Transcript of Irrational Beliefs

Presented By: Bre, Natasha, Megan, & Christine Albert Ellis' 7 Irrational Beliefs Fallacy of
PERFECTION - Handle any situation
with complete
confidence and skill Fallacy of SHOULD - Inability to distinguish
between what is
and what should be Fallacy of
CAUSATION - Assumption that one person
can cause emotions in others Fallacy of
APPROVAL Fallacy of
Debilitative Emotions Emotions can be
Facilitative or
Debilitative Rational
Approach - Belief is: Others will
not appreciate you
if you are imperfect - Consumes a great amount
of psychological energy - Go to extreme lengths
to feel accepted - Sacrifice own
principles & happiness - Myth of approval
is irrational - Never satisfied - Obsession hinders
actual change - Cause defensiveness
in others - Basis of belief is
on a limited
amount of evidence - One shortcoming can be
representative of everything - Exaggerated
shortcomings - Do nothing that
will cause undesirable
feeling in others - What upsets one
person can have
alternative effects
on another - Forces beyond our control determine life satisfaction - Victims - Can't statements are
actually choices to
not help yourself - Fearful assumption that
if something bad can
happen, it probably will - Rumination - Self fulfilling prophecy - Expect the worst I. Monitor Your Emotional Reactions II. Note the Activating Agent III. Record Your Self-Talk IV. Dispute Your Irrational Beliefs Fallacy of
prophecy Conclusion It is not the events in which
find ourselves that cause feelings
but rather the belief we hold
about those events. Don't Worry
Be Happy
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