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Stress Management for Health Course

Thought Monitoring and Challenging Form

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Thought Monitoring and Challenging Form

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Triggering events, thoughts, feelings or images

Beliefs and key thoughts

Feelings/

Behaviours

Alternatives and challenges to negative thoughts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key questions to help you identify your thoughts

What actually happened?

What went through your mind?

What are you thinking about yourself?

What are you thinking about others?

What are you saying about your future?

Look in the Quick Guides section, p284

What are your main feelings and behaviours?

What would you say to a friend?

What alternatives might there be?

What might a more balanced view be?

Look in the Quick Guides section (p284) and try generating alternatives.

(Ref: Gilbert P. (1998) Overcoming Depression: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Robinson)


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