Home > Mental Health Worksheets

Getting Hooked WorkSheet

Amanda Knowles

As a BetterHelp affiliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided

[Sassy_Social_Share type="standard"]

On this page we will provide you with a Getting Hooked WorkSheet.  It will help you to accept and deal with all the negative thoughts that keep you hooked.

What is Getting Hooked WorkSheet?

Hooked is a term used in ACT therapy which refers to being hooked, overwhelmed by the thoughts that come into our mind, the automatic negative thoughts that are maladaptive. Whenever we experience such thoughts, the first reaction is that we try to suppress or ignore them unconsciously, we don’t address them. Acceptance therapies are about accepting and acknowledging the things as they are. Getting hooked is the term used when we are unable to ignore, avoid or get rid of the thought and it starts to affect us in any way, the thoughts start keeping us busy. It will help you to learn to acknowledge your feelings and thoughts rather than avoiding them and putting them away, since by doing that you only make them grow stronger, they don’t go away. 

How Getting Hooked WorkSheet will help?

The worksheet will help you to accept the things and address them as it is, the thoughts that keep you restless, busy and hooked up needs to be  addressed properly otherwise they will only keep getting reinforced and stronger with time. Acceptance is about experiencing the unwanted thoughts without evaluating them or trying to change them. The worksheet will make you understand the importance of accepting the things as it is and how, avoiding the thoughts and ignoring them is never the solution or the long term strategy. 

Instructions on how to use the Getting Hooked WorkSheet

Use the worksheet to understand and deal effectively with the thoughts that keep you hooked up.

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.

Getting Good at Turning Down the Mad!” – Tracking Breaks and Hot and Cool

Getting to know you worksheet high school pdf

Getting To Know You Worksheet for Adults


On this page we provided you with a Getting Hooked WorkSheet, which hopefully helped you to deal with all the negative thoughts that keep you hooked.

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.

[Sassy_Social_Share type="standard"]
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.