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Old System, New System Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page we will provide you with an Old System, New System Worksheet It will help you build a new system of helpful thoughts and get rid of the unhelpful negative old system. 

What is the Old System, New System Worksheet?

The worksheet is based on cognitive behavioural therapy’s new approach which is about personality development, it believes that when your beliefs are too rigid and inflexible to be challenged then you should focus on building a new helpful system with positive and helpful beliefs.You can use this worksheet for any problem or disease.

How will the Old System, New System Worksheet Help?

The worksheet will help you in identifying the ways that have or still create problems in your life. Creating new beliefs and system will improve our cognitive traps and the errors we make while taking any decision, the worksheet has four stages, 

  1. Identifying the old system patterns and beliefs
  2. Building A  new system
  3. Strengthening the new system
  4. Relapse Prevention

Instructions on how to use the Old System, New System Worksheet

Use this worksheet to learn how to create new beliefs and systems, while getting rid of the old unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page we provided you with an Old System, New System Worksheet which hopefully helped you build a new system of helpful thoughts and get rid of the unhelpful negative old system. 

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.