Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques can be very helpful in managing anxiety/anxious thoughts. We all have mental filters that cause us to negatively perceive actions/behaviors/thoughts in different ways. This packet teaches you the different cognitive distortions, how to manage them, and skills you can use! People with anxieties of any kind will find these worksheets useful in changing the way they think.
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The worksheets in the packet include:
This worksheet is a space for you to freely write out all of your fears/anxious thoughts/overwhelming thoughts or any thoughts you are having that you would like to keep in a jar rather than in your mind!
Cognitive Distortions List:
This sheet is a lot of all the cognitive distortions, their definitions, and recommendations on how to manage them.
My fears today center around:
This sheet allows you to write out a situation and the fearful thought(s) you are having. It then provides you a space to label the distortions and challenge your negative thoughts. Refer back to the cognitive distortions list when you are filling out this sheet! The packet also provides examples for you to refer to! You can do this more than once!
Cognitive Distortions reflection:
This sheet allows you to reflect on one cognitive distortion that you struggle with. It asks you to describe how you react and how you would like to react differently. Refer to the list of cognitive distortions, especially within the recommendations section when filling out this worksheet! You can do this more than once with each cognitive distortion you struggle with!
Strengthening your beliefs:
This zig-zag method worksheet allows you to work through your anxious thoughts in a productive way. A lot of the time, telling ourselves one thing over and over in an attempt to calm our anxious thoughts does not always help. This worksheet allows you to go through your anxious thought and experience it in a healthy, productive way! You can do this more than once! Refer to the cognitive distortions list as well as the example to help you!
This worksheet is another way to work through your anxious thoughts/beliefs. It also gives you an opportunity to reframe the situation in your mind! Refer to the list of cognitive distortions as well as the example when filling out this worksheet!
Identifying and Managing Cognitive Distortions:
This worksheet is an opportunity for you to reflect on your triggers, and label your mental reaction as a cognitive distortion, allowing you to fully experience it and work through it! It also provides spaces for you to write out your emotions, actions, and thoughts you are having about the situation! Refer to the list of cognitive distortions and the example when working through this sheet!
This sheet provides a visual representation of how anxious thoughts resonate in your body!
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