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What are core beliefs and how they impact you

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Hi everyone!

Core beliefs have a big impact on you about your life. Core beliefs are what you believe about yourself, others, the world and your future. The formation of our core beliefs begin when we are young and are rooted in our experiences as children and adolescents. They also can be impacted by traumatic experiences.

Our core beliefs are usually unspoken or outside of our immediate awareness. They are often accepted as 100% true and rarely examined for accuracy.

Negative core beliefs are associated with many issues such as low self-esteem, self-worth, depression and anxiety.

A negative life event can activate negative core beliefs about the self, others, the world & the future.


-A lay-off from work or a break-up could result in feelings such as feeling unlovable, useless or worthless.

-Being cheated on can lead us to believe all people are untrustworthy.

Do you have any questions on core beliefs? Can you identify any negative core beliefs you have? Please share.


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