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Thought Record Sheet – PTSD Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a Thought Record Sheet - PTSD Worksheet.  It will help you to recognize and deal with your negative and irrational thoughts, that trigger your memories related to trauma. 

What is the Thought Record Sheet - PTSD 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. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition in which you experience some symptoms after witnessing any trauma. Trauma is inevitable; even if you survive it, you carry some part of it with you. 

In PTSD, you feel anxious and scared whenever you are reminded of the trauma. It can be in the form of intrusive rumination, flashbacks, or images of that stressful event. Thoughts that are negative, irrational, and remind us of our trauma; it is very important to get rid of them or to channel them into rational and alternative thoughts.

How will Thought Record Sheet - PTSD Worksheet help?

After using this worksheet, you will be able to identify and recognize the negative thoughts and create healthy and positive alternative thoughts that trigger your traumatic memories.  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.

Instructions for the Thought Record Sheet - PTSD Worksheet

Use this worksheet to identify what kind of thoughts lead to Post-traumatic stress disorder

You can download this worksheet here.

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We provided you with a Challenging Thought Record Sheet - PTSD Worksheet, which hopefully helped you to recognize and deal with your negative and irrational thoughts, that trigger your memories related to trauma. 

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.