WSYCYD – The ABC of CBT

The ABC 3 column form is the staple CBT worksheet - : it helps us to catch our ‘thoughts – and we use it to match the thoughts to feelings and events – usually working backward s ! With us filling in the ‘emotional and behavioral’ that is troubling us or causing us problems first , and then identifying the event(s) and the exact thought(s) that accompany it. These simple forms help us to build awareness of ‘how’ we think – they help us to see patterns and links over time – and most importantly, they help us see that our thoughts are often irrational, illogical and unhelpful , so that we can dispute them and replace with positive self talk ....


  • Task: fill in an ABC worksheet to identify your thoughts (can be hypothetical or real)