On this page, we will provide you with a negative self talk worksheet: Identifying negative self-talk triggers that will help you learn how to identify factors that activate your negative self-talk.
What is the Negative Self talk worksheet: Identifying negative self talk triggers about?
Have you ever noticed yourself having a monologue in your mind? Have you ever told yourself words such as “I am going to fail,” or “it is going to be a bad day” despite having no evidence for your assumptions? If the answer is yes then you are no stranger to negative self-talk. In light of the information above, we can describe negative self-talk as an inner monologue that consists of negative thoughts, beliefs and biases. It is also important to note that negative self-talk takes place in your mind whether or not you are aware of it and can cause significant damage to the wellbeing of your mental health. Conclusive research by clinical psychologists and other mental health experts reveal that negative self-talk can increase the risk of falling into depression, cause acute stress and trigger anxiety and eating disorders. For this reason, it is, therefore, important for you to learn more about negative self- talk and how to identify the triggers that can activate destructive negative self-talk.
How will the Negative self talk worksheet: Identifying negative self talk triggers help?
On this worksheet, you will learn how to identify triggers (situations or stimuli that can activate a certain response in this case negative self talk) by considering the following categories; people, places, situations, things and other triggers you can think of that do not fit in the mentioned categories. Awareness of our triggers can help us develop better coping mechanisms in later sessions.
Instructions on how to use the Negative self talk worksheet: Identifying negative self talk triggers.
Think about all the things, places or people that activate your negative thinking and record them on the worksheet provided for you.
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On this page, we provided you with a negative self talk worksheet: Identifying negative self-talk triggers that we hope helped you to identify factors that can activate negative self-talk.
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