Non-Symptom Thoughts

Heres is my Non-Symptom Thoughts exercise from Session 8 of The Advanced ME/CFS Recovery Programme with Ashok Gupta:

Underlying Beliefs


I’m not good enough I must be successful

I want constant validation

My family don’t understand me

I need attention in order to feel good

I must not fail in front of other people

I’m not likeable or lovable I fear what other people think of me

I’m afraid of being judged negatively

I hate negative criticism

I’m afraid of rejection

I need people to like me

I want attractive women to like me

I’m afraid of the women I’m attracted to

She won’t like me

She despises me

I’m a bad person People will reject me if I’m honest real with them

I’m a fraud

I want to do stuff now; I don’t want to wait

When will I “grow up”?

I’m not strong enough I wish I was more resilient

I wish I wasn’t so scared

I only enjoy life when I’m being successful I hate failing

Losing money is a sign of failure

I want to be more successful with women

I’m a failure

I’ll never succeed as a writer

I won’t find fulfilling work again

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