The EQ tool for April that I would like to share with you is a wonderful tool for looking at the self-limiting beliefs we hold onto. Looking at beliefs is a critical part of emotional intelligence and fits with the EQ competency of emotional self-awareness.
It’s called the 12 Irrational Beliefs created by Albert Ellis, considered to be the father of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) who based his therapeutic approach on the fact that people act based on what they believe to be true about the world, themselves, and others. It’s really fascinating to think that beliefs can be changed to better serve us, but we must first become aware of how these beliefs are operating in our lives, see the irrationality and then replace those irrational beliefs with rational ones. Easy to say – hard to do!
What’s been your experience in helping people to change their beliefs? Please comment. Click to download the tool [PDF].