Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Workshop
Helen's Responses to Her Automatic Thoughts
Helen's responses using some of the Strategies for Balanced Thinking are shown in her Automatic Thought Record below. You might find you need to have several copies of a blank Automatic Thought Record in order to effectively respond to your own thoughts. Although there are some strategies for disputing thoughts at the bottom of the record, don't forget to use the other strategies we have covered.
Note that Helen rated her belief in each of her responses to her Automatic Thought. Please don't skip this step. Rating your responses is very important since it gives you the opportunity to evaluate your thought at a deeper level. It is a key part of being able to help yourself think in more balanced ways.