HOW TO USE
Cognitive restructuring is at the heart of our Worry For Nothing journal. It's a proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) technique that has been used by therapists to help patients better manage their anxiety, depression, stress and other negative thought patterns.
This technique involves identifying the situations that cause worry or anxiety, examining the truth behind our negative thoughts and developing a more balanced alternative thought.
Below is an example of how the journal works. You will find more detailed instructions in the introduction of the journal itself.
Step I. Articulation
this section helps us get our thoughts organized and down on paper
Step II. Awareness
here, we slow down and focus on our physical and emotional feelings
Step III. Analysis
this is where we put in some work by analyzing the truth behind our worry thoughts
sometimes we just need a little bit of extra space for questions above. or had a bit of a breakthrough we want to remember for next time. this space is your space. use it well.
Step IV. Adjustment
finally, we break the negative chain reaction by restructuring our original worry thought to be more accurate and believable