Hot Cross Bun Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Hot Cross Bun Worksheet?

According to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we address the thoughts, feelings and behavior to change the outcome rather than focusing on the outcome. Researchers suggest that there is a causal relationship between thoughts, behaviors, feelings and physiological response. 

How will the worksheet help?

The hot cross bun, in CBT suggests that by changing thoughts and behaviors, your feelings and physiological responses can be altered due to their causal relationship 

How to use this worksheet?

Write down the triggering event, your thoughts and feelings towards it, as well as the behavioral and physiological responses in the space given below on the bun. 

Hot Cross Bun Worksheet

Instructions: Fill the diagram given below for each triggering situation and the thoughts, emotions, behaviors and bodily sensations that are experienced.


Albin, J. (2021). Cognitive behavioral therapy. DK Pubishing. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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