Cognitive Distortions, Thought Errors, Thinking Errors are often made by students before they engage in negative behaviors. These cards are a kid friendly way to talk about, label, and problem solve typical thinking errors that kids (and adults!) make. Multiple Sets to fit the age range and skill l
Designed to change 10 irrational thoughts common in children who have depressive or anxious symptoms, this resource teaches kids to recognize their own negative thought patterns and change them using 6 different strategies.
"Twisted Thinking" changes Cognitive Thought Distortions from Cognitive-Beh
Set of student worksheets to help students reframe their negative thoughts, think through what situations cause them, how they feel and how they react.
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This activity teaches children how to recycle their stinky garbage thoughts (negative thought process) into recycled, more productive ways of thinking. This activity packet includes worksheets, posters, coloring pages, and positive/negative thinkin
This hands on activity helps kids identify both negative and positive self-talk. It involves creating a shield the child uses to protect themselves against negative self-talk. It also includes instructions on how to use this in a playful manner.
A outline of a shield
This is a 4 page document to support positive self talk. This is a great visual tool for students who struggle with Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) that stem from anxiety, low self esteem, fear of school or school refusal, anger, depression, and anything else that may cause students to think nega
Help students switch their negative thought patterns to positive thoughts with this cute activity! This is a simple way to introduce cognitive behavioral therapy into your classroom or counseling office.
Students will learn to:
- Identify a negative and positive thought
- Come up with a positive th
Do your students with social language impairments struggle with negative thoughts? This chronic mindset often impacts their social relationships and makes it difficult to see positive things in their day. Change the Channel was created to give you teaching tools to address this mindset and help yo
This graphic organizer is to help students identify negative thoughts and turn them into more rational, positive thoughts. I use it with a clinical board game called "Clear Thinking" by Franklin Learning, but it could be used with any lesson plan dealing with positive and negative self-talk. It is e
This PDF has two "Folded Paper" style games.
The first helps students explore Negative and Positive Thoughts. Students are encouraged to explore, with their partner, situations in which negative thoughts were used and then also to explore which positive thoughts could be used.
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Students learn how to recognize faulty thinking patterns with this Cognitive behavioral therapy flipbook craft. CBT introduces the idea that these thoughts can be changed in order to live a more positive life. Using this booklet, students will learn how to stop 5 of the most common cognitive disto
This set of flashcards is used to help students identify negative thought patterns and then to change them to a more positive alternative.
Each card as the "negative" thought on one side and a substitute "positive" thought on the other.
Students will strongly identify with these messages.
Many children get “stuck” with certain thoughts and think if they have
them, then they are true. In reality, thoughts are comprised of many things
from your environment combined with things from your past stored in your
brain. Using a psychoeducation approach at the beginning, this social story
This CBT counseling lesson helps students understand signs of negative thoughts, catch their negative thoughts, and replace them with a more helpful thought. Included in the lesson:
-Visual posters with tips on how to catch Automatic Negative thoughts (ANTs)
-Visual poster with tips on how to repla
Help students learn to use feelings as clues to identify negative thoughts with this resource. Students will learn and practice strategies to challenge their worries and replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts to reduce stress.
This resource includes three group session lesson plans from m
This group of 4 worksheets gently and independently walks a student through the basics of CBT and gets them looking a their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
It gives the young person examples of how their negative thinking could manifest and gets them to look at the evidence of whether that thoug
This poster is designed to be printed out on several pages to make a large poster or one small poster. It is great to laminate and reuse. Each "ant" is holding a sign for each type of Automatic Negative Thought. Students/Clients/Therapist can write in their own example of each ANT to work with child
Worksheets to use with students that include breakdown of common negative thought patterns (stinkin' thinkin') that many students experience. This is a good follow-up activity to my Thought Patterns activity!
Help students reframe their negative thoughts with this interactive worksheet. Great to use when working one-on-one with students in the classroom, counseling office and administration office. Also, students can list things that make them happy when they're sad, as well as, self-calming reminders wh
This is a free worksheet that can be used in individual counseling to help students practice using CBT to change their thought patterns. This freebie is a sample of the full pack listed below.
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This Critical Thinking Worksheet is a great activity for showing students how to change their negative thoughts into positive ones.
It will give directions and provide a worksheet for students to write out their triggering event, negative thought and then the alternative positive thought. Motivati
Over 100 pages of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) activities and worksheets to help kids problem solve, use positive thinking, understand their emotions and plan to change their behavior. These are essential resources for any school counselor or school psychologist.
This is package of 6 CBT focu
A cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) game for small group counseling or individual counseling working on understanding feelings and emotions, negative thoughts, coping skills, and perspective taking. The Helper Squad is a set of engaging characters that help younger students understand these more ab
Three cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) games for small group counseling designed to teach elementary students key cognitive behavioral skill such as identifying triggers, negative thoughts, helpful coping skills, and the impact of their behavior. This bundle includes the original game, the anxiety
Second Step: K-4th Grade
108 Lesson Worksheets
This is a BUNDLE of worksheets designed to follow Kindergarten through 4th Grade of the Second Step Curriculum. You're saving 20% off the individual unit prices by purchasing this bundle!
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This activity pack features 10 common cognitive distortions people commonly experience. If left unaddressed, these flaws in thinking can make people more likely to experience stress, depression, and anxiety. The posters and activities are based on Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) principles and hel
This deck was designed to help students learn how to change negative thoughts into positive ones. It’s helpful for students who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or other mental health issues.
The download includes 2 separate decks – a version for older students and a version for
Use these lessons to teach critical social skills to older learners. Units teach about basic interactions, managing emotions, conversations, empathy, and perspective-taking. Just some of the lessons target being respectful, following directions, accepting criticism, working with others, understandin
Use these lessons to teach critical social skills of managing emotions older kids, including understanding your emotions, using self-control, dealing with anger, dealing with disappointments, expressing yourself, how actions impact others, and more. This resource includes 10 core lessons, each with
Managing Your Stress Lesson uses CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) by helping students understand why they get stressed and how to turn their negative thought process into a positive one to reduce their stress levels. Students will examine their own stress levels, determine causes for their stress,
Too many ants at a picnic can be frustrating. Similar to cognitive distortions, too many Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTS) can foster negative feelings, such as worry and anger.
Below is what is included in this cognitive therapy game:
1. A brief story with images describing ANT metaphor.
Use these lessons to help kids and young adults overcome adversity and challenges they have experienced. This workbook includes activities to help kids develop confidence, improve peer connections, understand adversity, identify their own triggers, and empower themselves to make positive choices. T
A cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) game for small groups focused on anxiety and teaching cognitive behavioral skills. This games teaches elementary students key cognitive behavioral skill such as identifying triggers, negative thoughts, helpful coping skills, and the impact of their behavior. The
Students will learn to demolish their anxiety and worries with this comprehensive group counseling curriculum that can also be used for individual student counseling. This curriculum that incorporates CBT strategies is appropriate for students as young as grade 3 up to grade 7.
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Growth mindset can be powerful for our students in every classroom. This 52 page poster set is a great way to help adjust your students negative self-talk. Each poster gives them examples of ways to turn negatives into positives. There are posters in English and posters in Spanish.
This bundle includes five of my upper elementary and middle school flip books which include topics on friendship skills, goal setting (SMART goals), common cognitive distortions (a CBT approach), coping skills for common emotions, and one for introducing and explaining your counseling or social wor
Positive thinking is a crucial skill for students to learn and implement so they can be successful learners. Often students will think negatively in school when they make a mistake or have difficulty learning. Students can begin learning the importance of positive thinking at an early age by recogni
What kid do you know who doesn't love a good old fashioned fortune teller? This paper craft game will not only have your students asking to play more, but will also help them to cultivate positive self-talk and self-compassion.
*4 do-it-yourself, customizable & colorable fortune
9 Growth Mindset Posters to help your students change their words and mindsets! These posters encourage positive thinking for your students by giving them examples of what they could say to turn a negative thought into a positive one.
They make beautiful décor for your classroom as well!
Often, students with Autism and other social skills deficits struggle to understand the direct and indirect impact that their behavior has on other people. When we engage in behaviors that make people have negative thoughts about us, that in turn also affects the way other people interac
Second Step: 4th Grade
These lesson worksheets were designed to follow the 21 lessons of the Second Step Curriculum for 4th Grade. They are the perfect extension to the lessons, homework, or small group lessons to reteach or reinforce the concepts. They have limited amount of wri
Take the stress out of teaching your students social awareness with these printable activities. This pack includes 40 unique and creative activities that will promote social awareness, resilience, friendship, sharing and positive thinking in your classroom. All of these activities have been tried
Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress is designed to help students explore the causes of stress, recognizing symptoms and reactions, healthy ways to manage stress, and build resilience. Great packet to use in counseling, small groups, or in the classroom. Be sure to look at the companion product: Buildi
This is a growing bundle of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) resources for small group counseling or individual counseling. The components are focused on helping students understand their feelings, manage negative thinking, develop coping skills, take the perspectives of others, and problem solve
All of my best selling growth mindset resources are included in this bundle. Use these with small groups, whole classroom settings, or with individuals. This engaging bundle includes games, a journal, scavenger hunt, presentations, a flipbook and crafts.
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Do the never-ending pressures of teaching drain you emotionally? Is a lack of support and resources stealing your enthusiasm? Are the small daily hassles adding up and overwhelming you?
Awakened can change your mindset...and that can change everything.
Effective teaching requires serious mental fo
Children today need to develop strengths and acquire coping skills to bounce back from adversity and be prepared for challenging situations in life. Let’s face it - life can be tough! While it’s not possible to protect our children from all the tough stuff in life, we are able to equip them with the
Helping students manage grief is a difficult part of school counseling. This download includes several helpful resources to help students in the grieving process.
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Includes 5 different workbook covers in color and black and white
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