Useful Documents for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches to Counselling
- Mood Log
A simple way of identifying and documenting your feelings and associated negative automatic thoughts when a difficult situation occurs.
Mood Log : PDF Version
Mood Log: Word Version
Further explanation on the Mood Log including an example.
Mood Log with example : PDF Version
Mood Log with example: Word Version
- Thought Record
An effective method of identifying and documenting your feelings and associated negative automatic thoughts when a difficult situation occurs and to search for the evidence for the thought the provokes the strongest feeling.
Thought Record : PDF Version
Thought Record: Word Version
The most common ways that we distort our thoughts and an overview of the CBT approach to fixing those distortions.
Identifying and Fixing Thought distortions : PDF Version
Identifying and Fixing Thought distortions: Word Version
- Behavioural Experiment Sheet
Sheet used when experimenting with different, and often challenging, behaviour which may challenge underlying assumptions and beliefs.
Experiment Sheet : PDF Version
Experiment Sheet: Word Version
- Relaxation Exercises
Effective Relaxation Exercises.
Relaxation Exercises : PDF Version
- Combating Self Criticism
A short guide to dealing with Self Criticism.
Combating Self Criticism : PDF Version
Combating Self Criticism: Word Version
- Daily Activity Diary
To begin learning to value your every day experiences first of all you need to get a clear idea of how you spend your time, which of your daily activities you do find satisfying , and how good you are at acknowledging your achievements and successes, we do this by keeping a Daily Activity Diary (DAD) to get the information you need
Daily Activity Diary : PDF Version
Daily Activity Diary: Word Version
- Formulation Blank
A word document containing a blank formulation used when identifying and recording your individual pattern or formulation of negative thoughts and self-defeating behaviour.
Formulation Blank: Word Version