Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Worksheets and Exercises

The following Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT worksheets and exercises can be downloaded free of charge for use by individuals undertaking NHS therapy or by NHS practitioners providing CBT in primary or secondary care settings. These worksheets form part of the Think CBT Workbook, which can also be downloaded as a static PDF at the bottom of this page. Please share or link back to our page to help promote access to our free CBT resources. 

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Exercise 1 - Problem Statements

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Exercise 2 - Goals for Therapy

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Exercise 3 - Personal Strengths / Resources

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Exercise 4 - Costs / Benefits of Change

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Exercise 5 - Personal Values

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Exercise 6 - The CBT Junction Model

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Exercise 7 - The Cross-sectional CBT Model

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Exercise 8 - The Longitudinal Assessment

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Exercise 9 - Layers of Cognition

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Exercise 10 - Cognitive Distortions

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Exercise 11 - Theory A-B Exercise

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Exercise 12 - The CBT Thought Record

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Exercise 13 - Cognitive Disputation "Putting your Thoughts on Trial"

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Exercise 14 - The CBT Continuum

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Exercise 15 - The Self-perception Continuum

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Exercise 16 - The CBT Responsibility Pie Chart

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Exercise 17 - Noticing the Thought

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Exercise 18 - Four Layers of Abstraction

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Exercise 19 - Semantic Satiation

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Exercise 20 - The Characterisation Game

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Exercise 21 - Speed Up / Slow Down

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Exercise 22 - Word Translation

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Exercise 23 - The Time-Traveller's Log

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Exercise 24 - Leaves on a Stream

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Exercise 25 - The Traffic

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Exercise 26 - Clouds in the Sky

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Exercise 27 - Taming the APE - An Anchoring Exercise

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Exercise 28 - The ABC Form in Functional Analysis

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Exercise 29 - PACE Activity Exercise

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Exercise 30 - Graded Hierachy of Anxiety Provoking Situations

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Exercise 31 - The Behavioural Experiment

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Exercise 32 - ACT Exposures Exercise

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Exercise 33 - Worry - Thinking Time

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Exercise 34 - Submissive, Assertive & Aggressive Communication

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Exercise 35 - Sleep Hygiene Factors

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Exercises 36 - 38

(Abdominal Breathing, Aware Breathing & The Five-Minute Daily Recharge Practice)

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Exercise 39 - Wheel of Emotions

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Exercise 40 - Linking Feelings and Appraisals

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Exercise 41 - Personal Resilience Plan

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Exercise 42 - CBT Learning Log

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