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Self Critical Thought Challenging Record Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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

What is the Self Critical Thought Challenging Record Worksheet?

Self-critical thoughts are the negative, irrational thoughts that are directed towards your ownself, there can be multiple reasons for them but they are damaging and make you lose your self confidence and self esteem. You evaluate yourself very critically and negatively. These thoughts are negative and self limiting. Thought challenging is a  technique of Cognitive behavioural therapy in which irrational and limiting thoughts are challenged to give you a better and 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 Self Critical 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 Self Critical 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 core beliefs worksheet

Challenging negative thoughts worksheet for kids

Challenging thoughts Exercise Worksheet


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

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

You can download this worksheet here.

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.