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Stress Management for Health Course

Example of ABC, Stressful Thinking/Feelings Identification Log

Example ABC, Stressful Thinking/Feelings Identification Log

 

(A)

 

Activating event, write down details of the event

 

 

 

(B)

 

Beliefs/self talk, thoughts, attitudes, images, assumptions, opinions about event at (A), write down automatic negative thoughts

 

(C)

 

Consequences/Emotions, write down your resulting unpleasant emotions eg stress, anxious, tense, angry, frustration

 

        Making a mistake at work

 

 

        “I’ll get the sack”

        “I’m stupid”

 

        Worry

        Anxious

 

        Giving a presentation

 

 

 

        “They won’t like it

        I’ll make a fool of myself

 

        Embarrassed

        Frightened/scared

 

        Car breaks down

 

 

 

        “Why does this always happen to me”

        “It will cost me a fortune to repair”

 

        Frustrated

 

        Your son/daughter fails an exam

 

 

        “I’m a failure as a parent”

        “They won’t get a good job”

 

        Depressed

 

        Partner has not returned home at usual time

 

        “They have been in an accident and are in hospital”

 

        Frightened

        Anxious

 

 

 

 

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