How to Change Your Thoughts and Beliefs

When we have learned to catch and stop our automatic negative thinking (ANTs) then we must gently, without pressure, learn to replace our old thoughts and beliefs with new rational beliefs.  We call this process "Turning the Tables on the ANTs."  

Replacing our old irrational thoughts and beliefs can be done because the brain is malleable or changeable.  Neuroscientists refer to this as the brain's "plasticity."  The big question is how do we change our old irrational thoughts and beliefs?  Is there a right way and a wrong way to do this?