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On this page, we will provide you with a Cognitive Therapy worksheets for depression, which will help you to replace your negative thoughts with positive ones.

What are the Cognitive Therapy worksheets for depression about?

Cognitive therapy works on the thoughts and thinking patterns of an individual. It works on the basic principle that your unhealthy negative thinking patterns lead to your mood and behaviours. The basic aim is that by just challenging and changing your negative thinking pattern you can lessen your depression and anxiety.  In depresion you experience a lot of negative thoughts and feelings. These thoughts give rise to dysfunctional behaviors, like crying, not sleeping, not eating, and staying alone. During such times cognitive techniques help you work on these negative thoughts and let you change your dysfunctional behaviors. 

How will the Cognitive Therapy worksheets for depression help?

The worksheet will help you understand the link between thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It will help you to understand how your negative thinking patterns affect your mood and behaviors. It will make you independent enough to challenge your cognitive distortions.

Instructions on how to use Cognitive Therapy worksheets for depression 

This worksheet will help you to point out the triggers for your depression, that give rise to the negative thoughts you have, these thoughts influence your actions and the actions have a consequence. After identifying these points for depression you can use the table given below to have a healthy new thought and a healthy consequence. 

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.


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On this page, we provided you with a Cognitive Therapy worksheets for depression, which hopefully helped you to replace your negative thoughts with positive ones.

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.

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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.