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Thoughts Or Feelings

Differentiating between thoughts and feelings (emotions and body sensations) is an essential skill in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Thoughts Or Feelings is a quiz worksheet designed to help you practice differentiating between thoughts and feelings.

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Description

Differentiating between thoughts and feelings (emotions and body sensations) is an essential skill in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Thoughts are often opinions or assumptions – these are open to interpretation and modification. Feelings are often a product of our the way we are thinking about something – and are best modified through balanced thinking exercises or similar. Many clients may initially find it difficult to differentiate between the two – and may become confused by statements like “I feel stupid” which confuse an emotion and a thought. Thoughts or Feelings is a quiz worksheet designed to help you practice differentiating between thoughts and feelings.

Instructions

This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:

  • Client handout – use as a psychoeducation resource
  • Discussion point – use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
  • Therapist learning tool – improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
  • Teaching resource – use as a learning tool during training