Decatastrophizing Worksheet for Adults (PDF)

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What is the theory behind the Decatastrophizing Worksheet for Adult PDF?

Catastrophizing is a cognitive distortion in which we predict the worst scenario with very limited evidence and factual information about it. People with this distortion often think that something bad will happen and that they are in crisis. Decatastrophizing is termed coined by Albert Ellis, which aims to reduce catastrophic thinking by challenging negative thoughts through cognitive restructuring. 

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet will help you challenge your catastrophic beliefs or thoughts that you have been worried about. You will be ready to challenge your negative thoughts by looking for possible evidence and prepare you for the worst-case scenario. This will improve your way of coping and enable you to change your catastrophic thinking into a healthier one.

How to use this worksheet?

This worksheet is quite easy to use, think of a situation that you are worried about and answer the items accordingly. In the last, write a set of some positive sentences or phrases for you to cope with the worst-case scenario (if it happens). It will give you the motivation and courage to face your challenges.

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