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On this page we will provide you with an Automatic Thought Record worksheet. It will help you understand your automatic thoughts and how they impact your daily life decisions.

What is an Automatic Thoughts Record worksheet?

Automatic thoughts are involuntary thoughts that arise in our mind. They are ideas, images and other thoughts that emerge whenever there is a triggering factor. These thoughts do not stay in our minds until or unless we attend them. The moment we give attention to these thoughts, they start to stay. 

How Automatic Thoughts Worksheet helps

By actively taking automatic thoughts into consideration, we eventually take control of our mind - what goes in and how it affects us. Learning how to take control of your automatic thoughts is an attribute of a healthy and strong mind. When people learn to evaluate their thinking more realistically and adaptively, they experience improvement in their emotional state and behaviour

Instructions for using Automatic Thoughts Record worksheet

The objective of this worksheet is to make you understand what automatic thoughts are, and how they affect our behaviour and emotions.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with an Automatic Thought Record worksheet which hopefully helped you understand your Automatic thoughts and how they have an impact on you.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.
If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.