CBT Irrational Thoughts Worksheet
What is the theory behind this CBT Irrational Thoughts Worksheet?
Irrational thought usually exists with the client has a mental illness. It has been observed that people who have a negative sense of self or a negative sense of the world are likely to have a maladaptive core belief about self and others and those generate cognitive distortion which later on appeared as irrational thoughts. These thoughts are somewhat rigid but if we work on them they are replaceable with ration thoughts and this cognitive restructuring can help clients cope better
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help client challenge their irrational thoughts and try to adopt a rational point of view. It will help the client release the distress associated with distorted thinking patterns and help them grow positively and have healthy thinking patterns. This worksheet will improve the coping of clients and help them cope in a more adaptive way
How to use the worksheet?
The worksheet will provide a better understanding of the therapeutic procedure to the client. Instruct clients to write thoughts in which they are indulging commonly later ask them if these thoughts are close to reality or not ask them to provide an example later, and ask clients to identify their cognitive error it is suggested to do this worksheet after educating clients about cognitive errors. Lastly, ask them after these thoughts how they cope and identify if coping is adaptive or not, and at last generate a more rational thought in place of the previous one.
You can download this worksheet here.