KC: Even though I keep getting laid off and I’m beginning to take it personally. I acknowledge my feelings and choose to not take it personally.
KC: Even though I’ve been laid off several times I acknowledge it and know that it is not a personal reflection on me and my job performance.
KC: Even though one time I didn’t meet the companies standards I realize it meant my physical strength-skills were lacking and that it was not a reflection on ME personally.
EB: I keep getting laid off
SE: There must be something wrong with me
UE: Why does this keep happening
UN: Why me
CH: What did I do wrong
CB: It’s all my fault
UA: I’m just not any good
TH: I’m just not valuable
EB: But the company went out of business
SE: I didn’t manage the money or finances
UE: How is that my fault
UN: The other company lost there funding
CH: How is that my fault
CB: The other job I just didn’t have the physical strength to do the job
UA: There is no shame in that
TH: I did the best I could
EB: Maybe I can start letting some of the shame and guilt go
SE: I can’t beet myself up for things out of my control
UE: I always did the best I could
UN: I always gave them an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay
CH: It wasn’t about me
CB: I don’t have to keep waiting to get laid-off again
UA: I can let go of that fear
TH: I don’t have to think of myself as a jinx
Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth- ahhhh
CB: I’m not a jinx. I can stop blaming myself. It wasn’t personal and I can let that go.
If stuff comes up during the day tap on the CB and say “It wasn’t personal---it was life and I’m not to blame---I can stop carrying the guilt and shame around.”