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On this page, we will provide you with the CBT rules and assumptions worksheet. This worksheet will help to identify your distorted rules and to develop more positive rules and assumptions for your life.

What are the CBT rules and assumptions?

Rules and assumptions that we develop over life courses protect low self-esteem. Most of the time these rules are usually based on unrealistic, unreasonable, and mostly rigid assumptions. These rules based on negative core beliefs that can create stress and distorted thinking. To live a peaceful, confident, and happy life it is important to challenge negative rules and assumptions. This worksheet will allow you to challenge the negative rules and assumptions and create positive and healthy rules for life.

How will the CBT rules and assumptions help

This worksheet helps the individual identify his set beliefs and rules that create stress in his life. After identifying such troublesome rules and assumptions, this worksheet will help you explore the positive rules and assumptions that can help make life easy and meaningful.

Instructions on how to use the CBT rules and assumptions

Have a detailed read at the below-mentioned worksheet and develop the easy positive rules set to work in your life.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with the CBT rules and assumptions worksheet which hopefully helped you to identify your distorted rules and to develop more positive rules and assumptions for your life.

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.

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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.