Who Are Human Service Providers?

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#6. What can you do to challenge your self-defeating thinking? How effective are you generally in disputing your self-defeating?
Self-defeating thinking can be explained by the Corey’s as,
“Those of us who are human service providers often incorporate a wide range of dysfunctional beliefs that impair our capacity to function effectively when people seek our assistance. At times we may distort the processing of information, which can easily lead to faulty assumptions and misconceptions. As helpers, we can complicate our life by believing that we must be all-knowing and perfect. If we feel depressed or agitated about the job we are doing, it is essential that we examine our basic assumptions and beliefs to determine how they are influencing what we are doing and we are feeling. As we become more aware of our faulty thinking, we are in a position to change these patterns (Ellis & Ellis, 2014). Our negative thoughts tend to produce stress. By becoming aware of the quality of our language, we can get some idea of how self-talk influences us” (p. 348).
Examples of these negative thoughts are, that if you mess up then I am a loser. I should never come first, because being a good person and my job include putting people first before your own. If a client quits, it’s my fault not theirs, and I must be perfect in everything I do, if I don’t then I’m not good enough, etc.
A. What can you do to challenge your self-defeating thinking?
Challenges that I could do for my self-defeating…
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