Being locked into your beliefs can be a lot like a prison. Sealed inside, pain intensifies and festers. More than that, this type of prison keeps out new and unique was of looking at life that might be more accurate and fair. This technique helps a client see where the cracks in their cognitive prison wall are and opens the prison door to possibility.
Weighing the evidence is a foundational CBT intervention designed to challenge negative self beliefs, personal schemas, and “what-if” rumination.