You may recall Joe initiated an action.
In this moment Joe can disrupt his automatic thoughts and choose a deliberate thought such as “I am so excited to be here presenting”, he created an image in his mind of speaking confidently and he paid attention to the new feelings and sensations in the body that relate to the thoughts and image. Changing his automatic thoughts from “how will I get through this” to a deliberate thought of “I am so excited to be here presenting”, linking to an image of presenting confidently and feeling new sensations in his body changed Joe’s experience.
Consider Joe’s experience and capture what Joe’s experience might have been if he:
Go to page 9, activity 15 in your workbook.