Balancing Negative Thoughts Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Balancing negative thoughts worksheet?

Human beings are less aware and mindful of their own cognitions, emotions, and behavior nowadays. Theories have explained a strong connection between cognitions and behavior. This gives us an indication that maladaptive cognitions and negative thoughts can impact daily functioning to a great degree. This balancing negative thoughts worksheet has been introduced to have a healthy balance of both positive and negative thoughts because the equilibrium quality of thoughts will help clients deal with situations better and perform well in their life.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help clients aware of their imbalance in thought patterns and inculcate insight into the impacts of their thoughts on their emotional and physical well-being. This worksheet will help clients assess their impaired functioning and they can work on balancing their thoughts and substitute them with positive ones 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet is helpful for the client to identify their own negative thoughts. Instruct clients to identify all the distressful thoughts. Later ask them to reframe it into positive ones initially it will be difficult client to think of another way but ask them to do it and try hard to think more positively. 

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