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Challenging thoughts Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with a Challenging thoughts worksheet. It will help you to challenge and deal with your thoughts.

What are the Challenging Thoughts worksheets?

The concept of Negative Thoughts was proposed by Beck, as per the cognitive model that negative thoughts influence our mood and behavior. The purpose of this exercise is to help you differentiate between your thoughts and replace the negative, dysfunctional automatic thoughts with useful and positive reviews.

How will Challenging thoughts worksheet help?

By getting familiar with what incites specific automatic thoughts, they become simpler to address and converse. After using this worksheet, you will be able to differentiate between negative and positive automatic thoughts. Challenging your negative thoughts will help you deal with the stressful situation in a better way.

Instructions for the Challenging thoughts worksheet 

This worksheet is particularly useful for battling negative thoughts and making sense of when and why they come up. 

You can download this worksheet here.


We provided you with a Challenging Thought worksheet on this page, which hopefully helped you challenge and deal with your thoughts.

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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.