CBT Triangle Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this CBT Triangle Worksheet?

The core concept of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is represented via diagram with a triangle that signifies how one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviours are interconnected with another. CBT seeks to help people with mental health issues by helping them identify the maladaptive thoughts that give birth to a vicious never ending cycle of negative feelings, negative actions and further negative thoughts. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet provides a simple diagram of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Triangle that can be used by therapists to help clients understand the interconnectedness of their thoughts, feelings and actions. It is crucial for them to understand why they must identify and target negative thoughts if they hope to change the way they feel and act for the better. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used in the initial psychoeducation sessions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Instruct the client to keep it as a reminder of why they must be mindful of their thoughts and not let them dictate their emotions and feelings. The therapist can also use it to take related notes during the session. 

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