Many researchers and authors have shown that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ideas and tools can often successfully identify and manage or improve negative and anxious thoughts or styles of thinking. Support from a counselor or coach can be quite helpful with this process (see for an example of services that might interest you). If the first step towards change is awareness, than these 2 handouts can be the start to freedom from anxiety (and freedom from the depression and negativity that comes from thinking anxiously all the time). If you find yourself thinking as described in the first 2 handouts below, you can practice managing your thoughts with the Thought Record below. You owe it to yourself to look at the faces of anxiety below and to start changing your thinking, and in doing so, changing your life!

Styles of Distorted Thinking

Cognitive Distortions-David D. Burns

Thought Record