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On this page, we will provide you with a CBT Testing your thoughts worksheet.  It will help you in knowing more about the kinds of thoughts that come into your mind.

What is the CBT Testing your thoughts Worksheet?

Cognitive behavior therapy is formulated on the notation that our behavior is controlled or operated by our cognitions. Change in cognition leads to a change in behavior. Every person possesses certain core beliefs which when triggered by a situation cause floating of negative automatic thoughts. Our thoughts define our actions. How we perceive a situation has to do a lot with how we behave and act. Rational thoughts lead to positive, healthy emotions and actions. Irrational, thoughts lead to negative and pessimistic, self-limiting behaviors, and actions. If you want to improve your situation, you need to work on your thought patterns and focus more on the emotions’ positive side.

How will the CBT Testing your thoughts Worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to understand the mechanism of behavior and how your thoughts affect your behavior. The worksheet will help you to test down the thoughts that come to your mind. 

Instructions on how to use a CBT Testing your thoughts Worksheet

Thoughts initiate feelings/emotions and they lead toward the display of particular behavior. Use the worksheet to know the causes of your behaviors and its underlying cause.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

CBT Core Beliefs Automatic Thoughts

Challenging negative thoughts worksheet for kids

Challenging thoughts Exercise Worksheet


On this page, we provided you with a CBT Testing your thoughts Worksheet. It hopefully helped you in knowing more about the kinds of thoughts that come into your mind.

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.

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.