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Free Downloadable Therapy Worksheets & CBT Tools

 

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The following Adobe documents are freely available for you to download for therapy purposes - just click on the picture to open the file (in a new tab/window), then save a copy to your computer.  Thumbnail pictures show only top half of portrait format documents.    WORD versions now available - or download folder of PDF documents

CBT Self-Help Information Leaflets                    Cognitive Models & Formulation Templates 

Alphabetical List of Documents

 

Buy WORD versions or download PDF folder
 

 


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STOPP
5 column thought record sheet

Other STOPP resources, click here



STOPP WORKSHEET

    


THOUGHT CHALLENGE SHEET
6 column thought record sheet

Completed Example

 
THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
7 column
 
ABC WORKSHEET
REBT's ABC worksheet (CBT style) Worksheet

ANGER THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column
 
OBSESSIONS & COMPULSIONS (OCD) THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column

 

 
OCD / PERFECTIONISM
thought record sheet
 
BODY DYSMORPHIA THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
 
 
DEPRESSION THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column

SOCIAL ANXIETY THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
 
PTSD THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column
 


DISCRIMINATION WORKSHEET

for flashbacks
 

 
PANIC ATTACK THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column
 
PANIC DIARY
Record panic attacks

ACTIVITY DIARY
Weekly log of activities and relationship to your mood


 

ACE  LOG
Alternative diary of activities that give a sense of Achievement, Closeness to others, and Enjoyment

 
ACTIVITY & REST DIARY
One week activity & rest diary
 

WEEKLY PLANNER
Activity Scheduling
 
MOOD DIARY
Simple 3 column format


PAIN / FATIGUE DIARY
Monitor pain or fatigue to learn how to pace and plan activities

 

 

   
SLEEP DIARY
One week sleep diary
 
COULD THIS BE OCD?
Checklist for OCD thoughts
       

POSITIVE PERSONAL QUALITIES
What good qualities do I have?
 
POSITIVE PERSONAL QUALITIES SURVEY
Describe me in 3 words...
 
POSITIVE PERSONAL QUALITIES DIARY
Record daily activities
 
SELF ESTEEM THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column
 
SELF-COMPASSION THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
5 column

CRAVINGS DIARY
Record sheet
 
FOOD DIARY
Monitoring food and liquid intake & unhealthy responses
 
FOOD DIARY 2
 
 
ANOREXIA THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column
 


CRITICAL VOICE THOUGHT RECORD SHEET

5 column

 


SUBSTANCE USE DIARY
Find out how much you're drinking, using or spending
 
ERP PRACTICE RECORD
Recording Exposure and Response Prevention in OCD
 
OC RITUALS DIARY
Keeping track of rituals in OCD
 
HEALTH ANXIETY THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column
 
 

ANXIETY THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column
 
SEPTB Diary
Thought record sheet - Situation, Emotion, Physical sensations, Thoughts, Behaviours
 
SITUATION LOGSHEET
Situation, Thoughts, Feelings, Alternatives, Behaviours
 
WORRY (GAD)  THOUGHT RECORD SHEET
6 column
 


GAD  THOUGHT RECORD SHEET 2

Beliefs about Worry
5 column


5 ASPECTS MODEL
Situation, Thoughts, Emotions, Physical Sensations, Behaviours
 
5 ASPECTS MODEL WITH PROMPTS
Helping therapist  trainees  with the  CTS-R
 
OLD SYSTEM, NEW SYSTEM
Padesky's new paradigm for persistent problems
 
LONGITUDINAL FORMULATION
Beckian style
 
PERSON-CENTRED MODEL
Person/Problem, Life situation, Emotions, Body Symptoms, Behaviours, Thoughts & Images

BASIC FORMULATION
A basic model for formulations
 
BASIC FORMULATION 2
A basic model for formulations - with interesting shapes!
 
VICIOUS FLOWER
Formulation
 
VICIOUS COGS
Formulation
 
VIRTUOUS FLOWER
Positive formulation.  The New Me.

5 ASPECTS FOR VOICES
Padesky's 5 Aspects Model, adapted for Voices
 
5 ASPECTS FOR PARANOIA
Padesky's 5 Aspects Model, adapted for Paranoia
 
ABC for VOICES
Worksheet
 

ABC for PARANOIA
Worksheet
 
PANIC SAEB SYSTEM
helping identify initial symptoms

BIPOLAR MOOD MANAGEMENT
Monitoring mood and making healthy changes
 
HEALTHY BALANCE: PERSONAL SCALE
5 column
 
HEALTHY BALANCE: PERSONAL SCALE
3 column
       

SESSION NOTES
Helping therapist trainees keep to session structure
 
SESSION NOTES WITH PROMPTS
Helping therapist trainees  with  the CTS-R
 


SESSION SUMMARY & HOMEWORK SHEET

 
THE MENTAL CRUSHER
Butler, Fennel and Hackman's 'Mental Crusher'
   

HIERARCHY OF FEARED SITUATIONS
Worksheet
 
EMDR PROMPT SHEET
EMDR basic protocol
 
THE CONTAINER
Imagery technique- containing distress between sessions
 

WORKING WITH IMAGERY
Imagery manipulation, rescripting & rehearsal
 
THE PERFECTION SCALE
Strive for Excellence, not Perfection

THE BPD TOOL:  CLINICIAN'S GUIDE
Use with The BPD Tool - see this page
 


GOAL SETTING WORKSHEET

SMART goals

 

 
ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF CHANGE
Pros & Cons worksheet
 

DELAY, DISTRACT, DECIDE
Dealing with craving
 

SUBSTANCE MISUSE WORKBOOK

46 pages


COURT CASE SHEET
Alternative Thought Challenge Sheet
 
THE JUDGE
Court Case based thought challenge sheet
 
PREVENTING SETBACKS (Relapse Prevention Blueprint)
Helping the client maintain progress
  
EVALUATION & CLOSING FORM
Complete at end of therapy, for client's notes
 
SELF COACHING SESSION FORM
After end of therapy, or during self-directed therapy

HELICOPTER VIEW WORKSHEET
Helping to see the bigger picture, a different perspective
 
RELATIONSHIP WORKSHEET
 
FIRST APPOINTMENT PROMPT SHEET
CBT Assessment
  
PTSD METAPHOR
'The Processing Factory's
 
THERAPY METAPHORS


BEHAVIOURAL EXPERIMENT WORKSHEET
 

 
BEHAVIOURAL EXPERIMENT RECORD SHEET
from James Bennett-Levy
 
PROBLEM SOLVING WORKSHEET
in 8 steps
 
HABITUATION DIAGRAM
How avoidance affects us
 
TIME LINE
Learning about a client's past experiences, and how that might affect today


MOOD DIARY

Using picture cues

 

 


PICTORIAL THOUGHT RECORD SHEET

Using picture cues

 

 


EMOTION PICKER - WHAT DO I FEEL?

Using picture cues

 


 


COPING - WHAT WILL HELP?
Using picture cues

 


VICIOUS CYCLE IN PICTURES

Using picture cues


BACE DAILY ACTIVITY DIARY
Body care, Achievement, Connect with others, Enjoyment
 
BACE WEEKLY ACTIVITY DIARY
Body care, Achievement, Connect with others, Enjoyment
 


BACE WEEKLY ACTIVITY DIARY

with split cells for morning, afternoon & evening

 
ACT WORKSHEET
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
 


PROBLEM / GOAL FRAMEWORK

Past, Present, Future

 


FINDING MEANING IN LIFE

Frankl's Meaning Triangle

 

 

 
VICIOUS COGS OF ANGER

 


WISE MIND WORKSHEET

 

 

 


DEALING WITH DISTRESS WORKSHEET

5 column worksheet based on DBT skills

 

 


DEALING WITH DISTRESS WORKSHEET 2

8 step worksheet based on DBT skills

 


VICIOUS & VIRTUOUS CYCLES

 

 


VICIOUS CYCLE & ALTERNATIVES
More comprehensive version of the Vicious & Virtuous Cycles (above)

 

 
VICIOUS CYCLE
 


MENTAL HEALTH CV

Helpful summary of history and current problems.  Clients can take along to appointments with new / locum health professionals

 


MENTAL HEALTH CV - GUIDE

Completed example of the Mental Health CV

 


ALTERNATIVE THOUGHTS & ACTIONS
4 step worksheet (suicidal thoughts)
 
CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN
5 column
 
 
SAFETY PLAN
Coping with suicidal thoughts
 
SAFETY PLAN CARDS
Credit card sized to carry in your wallet or purse
 
COMMITMENT TO LIFE CONTRACT

BASIC ID
Multimodal Therapy's BASIC ID formulation


MMT TREATMENT PLAN
Multimodal Therapy Treatment Plan



MMT EXPANDED STRUCTURAL PROFILE
From Multimodal Therapy 


MMT STRUCTURAL PROFILE INVENTORY
Multimodal Therapy 35 item questionnaire



MMT STRUCTURAL PROFILE
7 item questionnaire from the Multimodal Life History Inventory 

CONTINUUMS
Using Continuums to help challenge core beliefs
 


POSITIVE DATA LOG
Recording evidence for healthy core beliefs

 
POSITIVE DATA LOG 2
Recording evidence for healthy core beliefs with introductory explanation
 
POSITIVE DATA LOG 3
Recording evidence for healthy core beliefs with third 'meaning/comment' column
 
REALITY vs EXPECTATIONS
The Happiness Equation?

BUDGETING WORKSHEET
 


POSITIVE SELF-TALK
Coping Thoughts Worksheet


THERAPY GOALS
Goals for Therapy:    review sheet


HOMEWORK PRACTICE RECORD
 
EXPOSURE HOMEWORK SHEET
 

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN STARTING THERAPY
Assessing motivation to change
 
HAPPY (OR HORRIBLE) HOLIDAYS
Making helpful changes for the holiday season
 
30 DAY CHALLENGE
Make new healthy habits!
 

ONLINE TOOLS
CBT-related tools for use online

 


SMART PHONE APPS
CBT-related apps for download

CBT   Self Help   Information   Leaflets &   Booklets
                 

STOPP
5 'first aid' Self Help steps for difficult situations

STOPP thought record sheet - click here

 
STOPP
2 handouts on 1 sheet
 
STOPP - 'LIGHT'
Simpler version.  5 'first aid' Self Help steps for difficult situations
 


STOPP - 'LIGHT'
Simpler version.

2 handouts on 1 sheet

 

 
STOPP CARDS
8 pocket sized cards - print onto card, or cut out then laminate

AUTOMATIC THOUGHTS
About Automatic Thoughts

UNHELPFUL THINKING HABITS
List and brief description of 12 unhelpful styles of thinking

    
UNHELPFUL THINKING HABITS with ALTERNATIVES
Combined Unhelpful Thinking Habits + Finding Alternative Thoughts

 

 
FINDING ALTERNATIVE THOUGHTS
Balanced alternatives to the Unhelpful Thinking Habits
   

SELF-HELP COURSE:  THE COMPLETE COURSE
60 page Adobe document - The complete CBT self-help course in 7 steps. 
 
SELF-HELP COURSE:  STEP 1
Introduction & Identifying Thoughts, Feelings & Behaviours
 
SELF-HELP COURSE:       STEP 2
Understanding the links between Thoughts, Feelings & Behaviours
 
SELF-HELP COURSE:      STEP 3
Making Behavioural Changes
 
SELF-HELP COURSE:    STEP 4
Making Changes in the way we Think

SELF-HELP COURSE:     STEP 5
Challenging Thoughts


SELF-HELP COURSE:     STEP 6
Defusing or Distancing from Thoughts.  Mindfulness

    
SELF-HELP COURSE:       STEP 7
Imagery, Sleep, Positive Steps, Maintaining Progress

 

   

If you need help with any step of the Self Help course, see this page 

 

 
ALARMING ADRENALINE !
The effects on the body


THE HELICOPTER VIEW
The bigger picture



 

 


DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
Can we see things in a different way? 
 

EMOTIONS
and their associated thoughts, body reactions and behaviours

 

 

DEALING WITH NEGATIVE EMOTIONS
One sheet quick reference for Depression, Anxiety & Anger
   
DEALING WITH DISTRESS
An introduction to healthy coping strategies - 39 page booklet. 

MUSIC
Using Music Therapeutically, including Mindful Music
 
MINDFULNESS OF EMOTIONS
 
 
THE VISITOR
Mindfulness exercises
 
MINDFULNESS
Learn and practice basic Mindfulness skills
 
MINDFUL BREATHING
Simple Mindful Breathing exercise

STRESS
Information and self help


DEPRESSION
Information and self help leaflet

 
ANGER
Information and self help leaflet
 

ANXIETY
Information and self help leaflet
 
DRIFT
The Distant & Restless Inner Focus Trap

COMMUNICATION STYLES
Passive - Assertive - Aggressive
 
ASSERTIVENESS
Being Assertive - 7 page leaflet
 
ANGER QUICK REFERENCE
 
ANXIETY QUICK REFERENCE
 
DEPRESSION QUICK REFERENCE

DEFUSION EXERCISES
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy defusion techniques
 
POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
Learn and practice making and using positive affirmations
 
THE POISONED PARROT
Metaphor for unhelpful thoughts, particularly self-critical thoughts
 
SELF ESTEEM
Understanding Low Self Esteem and making positive changes
 
SELF ESTEEM QUICK REFERENCE
 

IMAGERY FOR CANCER
Imagery / visualisation techniques for cancer and cancer treatment
 
IMAGERY SELF-HELP
Imagery / visualisation techniques
 
SAFE PLACE IMAGERY
Script
 
COLOUR BREATHING & COLOUR FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Simple meditation using colour, & how colour affects us
 
RELAXATION
About relaxation & relaxation techniques

CHRONIC PAIN & FATIGUE
Information and self help
 
PARANOIA & VOICES
Information and self help
 
SUBSTANCE MISUSE
Information & Self Help
 
BULIMIA & BINGE EATING SELF-HELP
Information and self-help leaflet
 
ANOREXIA SELF-HELP
Information and self-help leaflet

WHEEL OF EMOTIONS
Groups of emotions - helps to identify and describe emotions
 
RUCKSACKS
Using Rucksacks as a metaphor in therapy
 
TRAUMA & THE BRAIN
How trauma affects brain  development and processes
 
EMDR
Client information
 
COPING WITH FLASHBACKS
Including GROUNDING TECHNIQUES

INCREASING ACTIVITY
Behavioural Activation handout
 
PACE & PLAN
Planning and pacing activity
 
CBT FOR CYCLISTS
We often talk about 'cycles' in CBT, so this is a brief self help guide, using cycles and cycling as the metaphor
 
SUPER SCANNER:  HEALTH ANXIETY
Metaphor and alternative formulation of Health Anxiety
 
SUPER SCANNER
Generic - highly sensitive scanning system which triggers unhelpful thoughts and reactions

ATTENTION TRAINING TECHNIQUE
Document removed at the request of the original author and/or publisher
 
WRITING AS THERAPY
Examples of therapeutic use of writing
 
ACCEPTING ANXIETY
'If you're not willing to have it, you will'
 
SLEEP
Information and self help
 
EMERGENCY BAG / BOX
For coping with overwhelming distress

PADDLING YOUR OWN CANOE
Developing Resilience
 
BEYOND OUR CONTROL
Some things we just can't change - including volcano ash clouds!
 
CREATING THE BRIDGE TO MIDDLE GROUND
Explaining dialectics
 
FACT OR OPINION?
 
 
WHY BE MINDFUL?
Rationale for learning and using mindfulness techniques

CHANGE, ACCEPT OR LET GO
What are my options?
 
THE WORRY TREE
 
 
FOOD & MENTAL HEALTH - NUTRIENTS TABLE
From: mentalhealth.org.uk

 

 
HEALTHY EATING & DEPRESSION
From: mentalhealth.org.uk
 
POSITIVE STEPS TO WELLBEING
A basic guide to the essential ingredients for mental wellbeing

NOURISHING & DEPLETING ACTIVITIES
Finding a healthy balance
 
RUMINATION & WORRY
 
TEN SECRETS TO HAPPINESS
Results of the 2005 BBC study in Slough (home of 'The Office')
   
INCREASING MOTIVATION
 


COPING WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS
5 page leaflet


WHAT NOW?  - ENDING THERAPY
Use with the Relapse Prevention Blueprint

 


ACTION FOR HAPPINESS

ACTION PACK
From actionforhappiness.org

 
GREAT DREAM
10 keys to happier living.  From www.actionforhappiness.org
 
FIVE WAYS TO PERSONAL WELLBEING
 


NOW
Mindfulness

for Busy People

 

KEEP CALM & CARRY ON - cards
8 cards, blue background
 


KEEP CALM

& CARRY ON 

poster
 

 


KEEP CALM & CARRY ON - cards
8 cards, red background

The wartime UK Government poster that was to be distributed in the event of a Nazi invasion.

 


KEEP CALM

& DO NO HARM

poster
 

 


KEEP CALM

& DO NO HARM

cards
8 cards,

red background


REMINDER CARDS
8 pocket sized cards - print onto card, or cut out then laminate
 
STOPP CARDS
8 pocket sized cards - print onto card, or cut out then laminate
 
FACT OR OPINION CARDS
8 pocket sized cards - print onto card, or cut out then laminate
 
ARE YOU HAPPY?
 
ARE YOU HAPPY?
The original design

FEAR or DANGER
 


CBT OPEN

GROUP THERAPY
Just my musings!

 
 
ACT
Accept, Choose, Take action!
 
 
   
External   links   to   further   resources
                 

SELF HELP RESOURCES AT CCI
External link:  cci.health.wa.gov.au
 
BLACK DOG PRINTABLE RESOURCES
External link:  blackdoginstitute.org.au
 
LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL - FREE ONLINE CBT COURSE
External link:  livinglifetothefull.com
 
MOOD GYM - FREE ONLINE CBT COURSE
External link:  moodgym.anu.edu.au
 
CBT SELF HELP GUIDES
External link:  ntw.nhs.uk

MIND:  MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION
External link:  mind.org.uk
 
GOOD MEDICINE
Handouts & Questionnaires External link:  goodmedicine.org.uk
 
MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION -Royal College of Psychiatrists
External link:  rcpsych.ac.uk
 
THERAPY WORKSHEETS @ BLOGSPOT
External link:  therapyworksheets. blogspot.com
 

SHARP

Self Help Access in Primary Care
External link:

primarycare-selfhelp.co.uk


PSYCHOLOGY TOOLS
External link:  psychologytools.org
 
OXFORD COGNITIVE THERAPY CENTRE
External link:  octc.co.uk
Links to measures & questionnaires
 
ACTION FOR HAPPINESS
External link:  actionforhappiness.org
 

ANXIETY BC
External link:  anxietybc.com

includes videos

 

 


MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING
External link:  motivationalinterview

.org

 

EATING DISORDERS RESOURCES
External link:  iop.kcl.ac.uk
   
CBT & EATING DISORDERS
External link: psych.ox.ac.uk
 
MOODJUICE RESOURCES
External link: moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
 


NEWCASTLE

 HEALTHY MINDS
External link:  newcastlehealthyminds

 
STRESSING OUT RESOURCES
External link: stressingout.org

 

 


MINDFULNESS RESOURCES
External link: livemindfully.

blogspot.com

 

 
THERAPIST AID
External link: therapistaid.com
 

SLAM:  IAPT Measures

 

 

Plymouth Model: New Horizons

Educational Therapy for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

   
           

ONLINE TOOLS
CBT-related tools for use online

 


SMART PHONE APPS
CBT-related apps for download

Cognitive Models & Formulation Templates

 

 

 

About the Resources

My motivation for this website is to improve and increase both the self help resources available, and printable resources for therapists.  If any publisher or author wishes me to remove or revise any of the resources on this site, then please contact me and I will respond as soon as possible.    The resources that are referenced as "Vivyan" are available to be freely distributed to therapists and clients.  Please contact me if you would like to include them in publications.

 

The documents (whole or part) and their content must NOT be resold nor otherwise used for profit.

 

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