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Thought Challenge Sheet: 6 column Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a Thought Challenge Sheet:  6 Column Worksheet. It will help you to recognize and deal with your negative and irrational thoughts.

What is the Thought Challenge Sheet: 6 column Worksheet?

Thought challenging is a  technique of Cognitive behavioral therapy in which irrational and limiting thoughts are challenged to give you a better and objective perspective. Thought challenging works on the principle that how you react to a situation, has to do a lot with how you perceive a situation, and ultimately these thoughts affect your perception. 

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

How will Thought Challenge Sheet:  6 Column Worksheet help?

After using this worksheet, you will be able to identify and recognize the negative thoughts and create healthy and positive alternative thoughts against every negative thought. Challenging your negative 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 Thought Challenge Sheet:  6 Column 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.

You can download this worksheet here.

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We provided you with a Challenging Thought Challenge Sheet:  6 Column Worksheet on this page, which hopefully helped you to recognize and deal with your negative and irrational thoughts.

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.

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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.