UNHEALTHY BELIEFS PART 1: What are they and where do they come from?

A wrong or unhealthy belief is basically a lie about the true nature of reality about ourselves, life, and God. For example, if you believe that you are not worthy of love, you believe a lie. These lies come from words spoken over us and from memories of offenses done against us. For example, I grew up in a very dysfunctional angry “Christian” home and I developed a lot of unhealthy beliefs about myself, other people, life, and God. I share my story in more detail on my website called hopeforcompletehealing.com, so if you want to learn more about unhealthy beliefs, please visit.

The following are nine categories of unhealthy, destructive beliefs that will distort the way you view everything in life. The primary unhealthy beliefs are:

1. I am unlovable. I am insignificant. I am flawed.

2. I am hopeless. I am worthless. Life is hopeless.

3. Something bad will happen. The future will be like the past. I’m not OK.

4. Something must change right now for me to be OK.

5. People will take advantage of me. People are too sensitive.

6. I am bad. I am not good enough. I am unforgivable.

7. People are out to get me. I must be in control. It’s not fair.

8. People must think well of me for me to be OK.

9. I can’t do it. I am not capable. Others should do it for me. It’s not fair.

The Healing Codes Manual by Loyd and Johnson, p. 55

These unhealthy beliefs, which are internalized and on an unconscious level, cause us to live in self-destructive ways, which often lead to addictions. They also create stress in our bodies that lead to illness and disease. To uncover your unhealthy beliefs; first, pay attention to your thoughts and reactions. Secondly, ask God to show you the unhealthy belief(s) that is generating your wrong thinking and/or behaving and the trauma memories and offenses that created the wrong belief(s). Thirdly, trace backward from negative fruit in your life, and prayerfully ask God, “what is the root of this fruit?” He will show you so you can then remove it through prayer and repentance. I have many examples of how to do this on my website hopeforcompletehealing.com.

Reading self-help books also reveal unhealthy beliefs and wrong thinking. Unhealthy beliefs may also come from word curses spoken by yourself or others. Some examples are: “I will probably fail. I will most likely end up in divorce. Nobody likes me. All politicians are evil. A godly person can’t succeed in business.” Have you thought these?

I learned how to pray by faith and be set free from unhealthy beliefs and mental strongholds that protect the unhealthy beliefs. I then learned to replace the lies I believed with the truth. This helped me eliminate many mental strongholds, negative thoughts, and unhealthy beliefs that controlled my behavior. But I didn’t see lasting transformation until I read The Healing Codes book and manual (HCM), by Dr. Alexander Loyd, Ph.D., ND with Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, DO, NMD, in which they explained the importance of healing bad memories and offenses that cause unhealthy beliefs and physiological stress. See my website pages to understand how to be free from these unhealthy and wrong beliefs/lies/expectations and the strongholds that protect them.

The above statements are passages from my book called “Unseen Battles for Your Mind,” which is in the editing stage, and therefore, is not to be recopied without my permission.

Author: Joyce Holzman Hanscom

I am working with the women in the county jail to transform their painful memories and negative heart issues so they can make good decisions. I am also a Sunday School and Bible teacher, trained initially as a computer science teacher.

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