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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills Training Workbook

Learning more about low mood, stress, anxiety and how CBT can help you.

Stress, low mood and anxiety can affect many people at different times in their lives. Sometimes life can be very difficult. We might feel low due to bereavement or anxious and stressed due to having money problems, or having to attend a job interview. Although we often cannot change the life experiences we go through, we can change how we react to these experiences and we can learn how to manage our mood. 

The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to a number of tools that will help you build up your own tool bag which will give you some skills to manage your mood. The tools covered in this workbook are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which will be explained later on in the workbook.

As you read through the workbook that there are a number of exercises for you to complete which will help you learn the CBT tools. Try and work through the exercises and perhaps spend more time on those that seem more useful to you and your problems. Remember that as with any skills, the tools may need some time to learn and practice!

Complete Workbook is available here.

Next Steps
We hope you have found this booklet helpful. Hopefully you will have learned some useful tools in order to help you manage the difficulties you are experiencing. Don't forget that you will need to keep practicing these techniques in order to notice a difference.

If after using this booklet, you feel that you need some extra help in managing your mood, you can ask your GP to refer you to our service, or you can even make a self referral.

Please note that we are not a crisis service. If you need help urgently, please contact your GP or the Hertfordshire Mental Health Helpline Tel:  01438 843322.

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