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This resource will help students understand, recognize, and challenge their negative thinking or negative self-talk. Everyone struggles with negative thinking from time to time. Many of the students we see for counseling struggle with thinking errors every day. They don’t recognize their negative thoughts or that it is causing negative feelings and actions. This resource helps them better understand their own cognitive distortions and the kinds we all might have. Use the resources included to help them recognize it, challenge it, and replace it with realistic, positive self-talk.
Who Should Buy This
This resource is ideal for individual school counseling or within small CBT-based groups. Many parts can be used by special education and general education teachers in their work with individual students. Parents may also find this very helpful.
The resource is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and is perfect for students in 3rd-6th grade.
Exercises to Challenge Negative Thinking
Prior to using these materials, make sure the student understands the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and actions. They should also be able to differentiate between a thought and a feeling.
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