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CBT Challenging thoughts Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a CBT Challenging thoughts worksheet. It will help you challenge and deal with your negative thoughts.

What are the CBT Challenging Thoughts worksheets?

In Cognitive behavioral therapy thought challenging is a  technique in which irrational and limiting thoughts are challenged to give you a better and more objective perspective. Thought challenging works on the principle of how you react to a situation, it has to do a lot with how you perceive a situation, and ultimately these thoughts affect your perception.

The concept of Negative Thoughts was proposed by Beck, as per the cognitive model that negative thoughts influence our mood and behavior.. The purpose of this exercise is to help you differentiate between your thoughts and replace the negative, dysfunctional automatic thoughts with useful and positive reviews.

How will CBT Challenging thoughts worksheet help

After using this worksheet, you will be able to challenge your negative thoughts and create alternate positive automatic thoughts. Challenging your negative thoughts will help you deal with the stressful situation in a better way.

Instructions for the CBT Challenging thoughts worksheet 

This worksheet is particularly useful for battling with negative thoughts and making sense of when and why they come up. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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We provided you with a CBT Challenging Thought worksheet on this page, which hopefully helped you deal with your difficult times.

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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.