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

What is a CBT Vicious 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 vicious cycle is a negative 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, that is how the cycle keeps on repeating itself, unable to make you think straight and clearly.

How will a CBT  Vicious Cycle Worksheet help?

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

Instructions on how to use the CBT Vicious 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.

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

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.