Tagged with negative automatic thoughts

The Albert Ellis Irrational Beliefs Table

The Albert Ellis Irrational Beliefs Table

Become your own therapist through literally learning ‘how to be happy’ through applying rational thinking skills. Cool yourself down into a moderate calm thinker with the renowned and powerful Albert Ellis rational thinking table. Use it. Love it. If you accept the theory that our brains have been cobbled together by evolution, and are not … Continue reading

The ABC of CBT – the starter exercise/handout to catch your negative automatic thoughts…

The ABC of CBT – the starter exercise/handout to catch your negative automatic thoughts…

Introducing the ‘ABC’ Technique of cognitive behavioral therapy. If we cannot ‘catch’ our negative automatic thoughts, (how we are explaining things to ourselves, literally), then we cannot examine and challenge them. CBT gives you homework and exercises designed to guide and mentor you in the process of identifying unhealthy distorted thinking, and reframing it to healthy … Continue reading

The Vicious Circle of Negative Automatic Thinking

The Vicious Circle of Negative Automatic Thinking

When we are stressed and anxious, our Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs) assault us involuntarily… the thoughts go round and round… they become more and more unhelpful and destructive – they cause us to ‘feel’ distressing emotions – this prevents us from doing things we wish we could/would – and of course procrastinating gives us even … Continue reading

A Thought Replacement Exercise – a CBT worksheet/handout

A Thought Replacement Exercise – a CBT worksheet/handout

Changing your thinking with cognitive behavioral therapy.. A simple exercise to challenge your negative automatic thinking, and replace with healthy alternative thinking….. | Catch the negative thought: Keep a journal, taking notes of the actual thoughts you are thinking when you’re in a situation that upsets you and ends in self-limiting and self-sabotaging behaviour. Example: … Continue reading