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Cognitive Restructuring Worksheet

Amanda Knowles
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On this page, we will provide you with a Cognitive Restructuring Worksheet. It will help you to recognize your irrational thoughts and restructure them into positive thoughts.

What Cognitive Restructuring Worksheet?

The cognitive restructuring also refers to reframing, it involves targeting and getting rid of your unhelpful negative thoughts. In this technique, you restructure your negative irrational, and limiting thoughts. It is a very powerful tool and process for identifying and understanding unhelpful thoughts and for challenging and replacing our automatic thoughts. You can use any technique to reframe your self-limiting thoughts.

How Cognitive Restructuring Worksheet will help?

After using this worksheet you will be able to replace stress-inducing thought habits with more accurate and less rigid (and therefore less stress-inducing) thinking habits. You will be able to have more positive and flexible thoughts. Cognitive distortions are the unhealthy thinking pattern that eventually starts affecting your peace of mind will be dealt with effectively after using this worksheet.

Instructions on how to use Cognitive Restructuring Worksheet

Use this worksheet to understand how your negative thoughts affect behavior and actions, It will help you to reframe your irrational thoughts into positive and healthy thoughts.

You can download this worksheet here.

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We provided you with a Cognitive Restructuring Worksheet on this page, which hopefully helped you recognize your irrational thoughts and restructure them into positive thoughts.

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.