Automatic Negative Thoughts Poster
Automatic Negative Thoughts or ANTs is a term coined by Dr. Daniel Amen, which describes negative thought patterns that can be harmful in many ways. A common ANT that a child or teen may experience is “all-or-nothing thinking” where they view something as all good or all bad.
We created this automatic negative thoughts poster for mental health settings. Feel free to use it as a discussion tool when helping young people challenge their thinking. By learning ANTs, they’ll become aware of the quality of their thoughts and replace them with more helpful ones.