Historical antecedents

Things you do that foster low SE

Things you can change

LOW SELF-ESTEEM

OLD SYSTEM
Low activity

NEW SYSTEM

HIGH SELF-ESTEEM

Greater activiiytyl eading to more pleasure and achievement Keep an activity diary Greater awareness of the positive Keep a Postives notebook

Focus on negatives leading o sense of hopelessness & guilt

Extreme negative thinking leading to negative emotion and unhelpful behaviorus Unhelpful Rules for living

More balanced thinking Do thought records More helpful Rules for living Develop alternatives & analyse pros and cons Test out new rules Carry out behavioural experiments

Unhelpful behaviours following on from unhelpful rules Extreme and negative Bottom Line views about self

More balanced and realistic bottom lines Develop alterntive views and examine evidence for them

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