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Automatic Thoughts Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with the Automatic Thoughts Worksheet. This will help you know about your thoughts.

What is an automatic thoughts worksheet?

When we encounter any situation certain thoughts emerge in our mind. Those thoughts are related to the situation and they interpret the situation. Thoughts can be of two natures either positive thoughts or negative thoughts. Positive thoughts interpret situations in a positive way and we feel happy and motivated while negative thoughts can put us down and can lower our mood. This worksheet will let you know your thoughts.

How will an automatic thoughts worksheet help?

This worksheet is designed to have a check on our thoughts.  Thoughts lead to our behavior and negative thoughts may cause us to display non-beneficial behavior. This worksheet will help you to know your thoughts so that you can restructure your negative thoughts.

Instructions on how to use an automatic thoughts worksheet?

Use this worksheet to record your thoughts in a particular situation. Also, write how it affects your mood and feeling, and the behavior you displayed to counter the situation. This worksheet is designed to record your thoughts during a period of one month.

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On this page, we provided you with the Automatic Thoughts Worksheet which hopefully helped you know about your thoughts.

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

You can download this worksheet here.

Mental help Resources

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.

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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.