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Cognitive Triangle Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page we will provide  you with a Cognitive  Triangle Worksheet. It will help you know about the basis of cognitive behavior therapy and its cycle.

What is the Cognitive Triangle Worksheet?

Cognitive behavior therapy is formulated on the notation that the behavior is controlled or operated by cognitions. Change in cognitions leads to change in behavior. Every person possesses certain core beliefs which when triggered by a situation cause a stream of negative automatic thoughts. These thoughts interpret the situation in a negative way. Certain emotions and feelings emerge at that time which lead to a particular behavior. This worksheet will show you the cyclic process of this mechanism.

How will the Cognitive Triangle Worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you understand the mechanism of how a behavior occurs. Negative behavior has a connection with the core beliefs and thoughts. These thoughts cause your behavior to display. You can change it only when you work on the cognitions.

Instructions on how to use a Cognitive  Triangle worksheet.

The main pathways of CBT are operating in the form of a triangle. Thoughts initiate feelings/emotions and they become a cause of some kind of behavior. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page we provided you with a Cognitive  Triangle worksheet. It hopefully helped you know about the basis of cognitive behavior therapy and its cycle.

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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.