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On this page, we will provide you with a CBT Cycle Worksheet. It will help you understand the CBT vicious cycle.

What is a CBT Cycle Worksheet?

According to Cognitive-behavioral Therapy, how you interpret the events determines how you feel about them and how you evaluate the situation affects your emotions and behaviors ultimately. A cycle is about a series of events that build on and reinforce each other, like if you negatively perceive a situation or interpret any event then it leads to negative emotions and ultimately leading to negative actions, vise versa that is how the cycle keeps on repeating itself, one after another. CBT Believes that by just changing the way we think and act, we can change and break the cycle. 

How will a CBT Cycle Worksheet help?

This will help you understand and break the negative thought pattern. It will make you mindful of the fact that how one single negative interpretation of the situation leads to another negative event. And how you can change your perception.

Instructions on how to use the CBT Cycle Worksheet

The worksheet will make you aware of how the negative patterns keep repeating themselves and how one single vent leads to another. After filling it, you will get to know how you are stuck in your vicious cycle.

You can download this worksheet here.


On this page, we provided you with a CBT Cycle Worksheet which hopefully helped you to understand the CBT vicious cycle.

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

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.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag 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.