Cognitive restructuring

Cognitive restructuring refers to any methods which help people to think differently about a situation, event, thought, or belief. In a broad sense, this could apply to anything done in (or outside of) a therapy session which promotes cognitive change. In a narrower sense, therapists deliberately use a range of therapeutic approaches designed to promote cognitive restructuring:

A selection of worksheets for cognitive restructuring are given here.


Behavioural Experiment
Behavioural Experiment Planning Worksheet

CBT Daily Activity Diary
CBT Daily Activity Diary

CBT Thought Record Worksheet
CBT Thought Record

REBT Dysfunctional Thought Record Worksheet
Dysfunctional Thought Record

Health Anxiety Thought Record
Health Anxiety Thought Record

Modifying Rules And Assumptions
Modifying Rules And Assumptions

Pie Chart Pie Chart

Positive Belief Record
Positive Belief Record

Theory A Theory B
Theory A / Theory B
Hypothesis A / Hypothesis B
Dual Model Strategy

Simple Thought Record
Simple Thought Record

Unhelpful Thinking Styles
Unhelpful Thinking Styles




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