Dysfunctional Thought Record

Situation

Automatic Thoughts

Emotional

Reaction

Distortion

Review of Evidence and

Alternative Thoughts or Plan

Outcome

I think I might have forgotten to turn off the stove

The house will burn down and I will be at fault. I couldn't live with myself if that happened.

Fear 95%

All or nothing thinking, making predictions without evidence

I can't be sure I left the stove on or not but I can take the risk. I don't need to be certain. If something bad happens like the house burning down I will have to struggle but I can live with it. People can survive their house burning down even if it is their fault.

I will go ahead and go to work not go back and check.

Fear 75% at first but later it drops to 20%



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