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Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet

Amanda Knowles
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On this page, we will provide you with a Cognitive Distortions Labeling worksheet. It will help you recognize your cognitive distortions and work to improve them.

What Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet?

Cognitive Distortions are thinking errors; they are irrational, harmful, and mostly inaccurate thoughts. They develop over time in response to adverse events. Labeling is a cognitive distortion that we generalize by taking one characteristic of a person and applying it to the whole person. When people label, they define themselves and others based on a single event or behavior

How will Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet help?

The only way to fight these cognitive distortions is to know about them and understand how they work. Identifying these Cognitive distortions will help you deal with your anxiety and make you a functional, productive individual who can fight through his/her issues. By knowing about them, you will be able to improve your thinking pattern.

Instructions on how to use Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet

Whenever such irrational thought appears, you identify them and then work on your irrational thoughts and replace them with positive reviews.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a Cognitive Distortions: Labeling Worksheet, which hopefully helped you to recognize your cognitive distortions and work to improve them.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.


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.