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Compassionate Thought Challenging Record Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a Compassionate Thought Challenging Record Worksheet. It will help you recognize and deal with your negative self-critical thoughts compassionately.

What is the Compassionate Thought Challenging Record Worksheet?

Compassion is the ability to be empathetic towards your own self and acknowledging your own sufferings and feelings. We often tend to be too harsh and judgemental, that we start blaming and criticizing ourselves. But to be able to understand and accept our mistakes and let go of the resentment, we need to be self-compassionate towards ourselves and accept our feelings and failures. The worksheet will help you learn to be compassionate towards yourself during times of trial. Thought challenging is a  technique of Cognitive behavioral therapy in which irrational and limiting thoughts are challenged to give you a better and more objective perspective. 

Thoughts that are negative, irrational, and mere assumptions are like a mental filter that doesn’t let us see and interpret a situation clearly, hence it is very important either to get rid of them or to channel them into rational and alternative thoughts.

How will Compassionate Thought Challenging Record Worksheet help?

After using this worksheet, you will be able to identify and recognize the self-critical thoughts and create healthy and positive alternative thoughts against every negative thought. Challenging your self-critical thoughts will help you deal with the stressful situation in a better way. You will be able to develop healthy coping strategies later to deal with these thoughts, but identification and recognition of these irrational, automatic, and negative thoughts. 

Instructions for the use of Compassionate Thought Challenging Record Worksheet

This worksheet is particularly useful for battling negative thoughts and making sense of when and why they come up.  Use this worksheet to understand how to challenge the automatic thoughts and create healthy, positive alternative thoughts.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

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

Challenging negative thoughts worksheet for kids

Challenging core beliefs worksheet

Challenging thoughts Exercise Worksheet


We provided you with a Compassionate Thought Challenging Record Worksheet on this page, which hopefully helped you recognize and deal with your negative self-critical thoughts compassionately.

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.