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CBT Thinking Errors worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a CBT Thinking Errors worksheet. It will help you to identify common thinking errors.

What is the CBT Thinking Errors worksheet?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy works on irrational thoughts and changes them into positive thinking patterns. Thinking errors are the common mistakes that we tend to make while perceiving a situation and thinking about it. They are also called cognitive distortions. In this thinking pattern, you negate the positive and start giving importance to the negative, irrational thoughts. There are different thinning errors that we tend to make. These thinking errors color our judgment.

How will CBT Thinking Errors worksheet help?

Thinking errors are the biases that are self-defeating, self-fulfilling, and faulty thoughts. They happen when your expectations don’t meet reality. Those who get involved in this kind of faulty pattern of thinking use should statement, they believe whatever they think is right, they tend to lose the reality contact, even when there is conflicting evidence to not back up their thinking pattern they tend to ignore it.

Instructions on how to use the CBT Thinking Errors worksheet

This worksheet will help you to know about the different types of thinking errors that you tend to make daily, this will help you to identify them, label them so that you can get rid of such unhealthy patterns of thinking.

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On this page, we provided you with a CBT Thinking Errors worksheet which hopefully helped you do to identify the common thinking errors.

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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.