Thank you for taking the time to complete the Thought Monitor.
Take a few moments to look at the information you have recorded on your form for the past week.
Are there any patterns in the way you think about certain situations?
Are there common situations that time and again trigger a negative thought, feelings of depression, or urges to have a drink, a smoke or a hit?
Take a few minutes to check over your thought monitor for the past week, and work out whether there are any patterns forming.
Remember, the thought monitor is also a data collection exercise. You may be starting to notice that your mood reacts to different situations in different ways. Your mood is not uncontrollable or unpredictable or random — it reacts to situations that you come across. The SHADE program will teach you that you can learn to control your reactions to these situations.