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The ABC Model Worksheet

Amanda Knowles
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On this page, we will provide you with an ABC Model worksheet. It will help you know how your thoughts affect your behavior.

What is the ABC Model worksheet?

ABC Model is a type of Cognitive behavioral therapy, which works on the concept that our beliefs and our thinking pattern about particular events affect how we are going to react. We are what we believe; our perceptions and dealings are mostly based on our beliefs. The meaning we give to every situation dramatically depends upon our thoughts, positive or negative. The technique focuses on challenging your negative false beliefs and channelize them into positive healthy patterns.

How will the ABC Model worksheet help?

In this model used to negative, irrational thoughts are replaced with rational thoughts and beliefs. A refers to the antecedent, the situation, or the triggering factor; B stands for the belief.  C stands for Consequences, which may be behavioral or emotional. In order to alter your behavior and your reaction, you need to target your belief system.

Instructions on how to use the ABC Model worksheet

Fill in the sheet given below as per your experience. Make this exercise your part of the routine; whenever you face stress, use this worksheet to overcome your negative beliefs. Fill the ABC, and use the alternative new thought whenever the distressing situation arises.


On this page, we provided you with the ABC Model worksheet, which hopefully helped you know how your thoughts affect your behavior.
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.