Cognitive Restructuring


Cognitive restructuring is a powerful tool for improving mental health and well-being. It involves identifying and challenging negative or distorted thoughts, and replacing them with more realistic and helpful ones.

In this workshop, employees will learn about the principles and techniques of cognitive restructuring, as well as how to apply them in their own lives. Through practical exercises and group discussions, participants will have the opportunity to practice and develop their skills in this important area.

Topics to be covered

  • The definition and principles of cognitive restructuring
  • Common types of negative or distorted thoughts (e.g. all-or-nothing thinking, catastrophizing)
  • Techniques for identifying and challenging negative thoughts (e.g. questioning the evidence, looking for alternative perspectives)
  • The four steps of the cognitive restructuring process: identifying negative thoughts, evaluating the evidence, generating alternative thoughts, and testing the new thoughts
  • Practical exercises and group discussions to help participants apply cognitive restructuring in their own lives

Practical Exercises

included in 90-min, 3hr and 7hr sessions.

    1. Participants will work in small groups to practice identifying and challenging negative thoughts
    2. Participants will also have the opportunity to work individually to apply the cognitive restructuring process to a specific area of concern