CBT Reframing Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this CBT Reframing Worksheet?

Cognitive Behavioural therapy seeks to help clients with mental issues by helping them identify their faulty thinking patterns, negative core beliefs and how they affect their emotions and behaviours. Once the client understands the CBT cycle, the next step is to help them reframe their negative thinking or self-talk into helpful and better alternatives. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will guide clients through the process of identifying and reframing their negative thought patterns. It will help them practise by reframing some negative thoughts that have already been provided in the worksheet. This will help them understand how reframing works so that they can do the same for their own thoughts. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to practise reframing the provided negative thoughts into more positive and helpful ones. Then ask them to identify some of their own negative thoughts that bring them down or make an already distressing situation worse for them. Tell them to reframe those thoughts in a similar way. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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