Jul 8, 2021
An iceberg belief is a self-limited thought. And one of the
strange things about it is that some of those self-limiting
thoughts can come from your family, broadcast and social media or
Anxiety and anxiety symptoms can amp up or bring to the
surface some of those embedded thoughts.
Those thoughts can pop up as you watch a video. A car racing
down the street. A song that brings up a memory. Or it is 1:57pm
and you got a way to go before the end of the day.
You are whipping on yourself that working, doing, being isn't
enough. You feel mediocre or less than you think you should be.
Sometimes a bunch of commercials try to reinforce that
"Just buy Cranko and you will feel or live
The iceberg belief can add fuel to your anxiety about a
situation. That may or may not be true.
In this episode, a definition of a self-limiting thought, some
examples and a few resources to ponder.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or
text “START” to 741-741.
In the News:
U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Brochures and Fact Sheets
page on mental health
conditions. You can download a pdf or even have a copy of the
brochure mailed to you.
There is also a NIMH brochure about Men and Depression
, it explains
what depression is, causes and treatment options.
Meg James from Australia has a worksheet on Limiting Belief
that you can
on self-limiting thoughts.
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