For young people to learn how to better regulate their emotions some understanding of how they are connected to thoughts and behaviours is useful. Most young people will not be familiar with what is known as the ‘Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours’ (TFB) Triad. This demonstrates how emotions, thoughts and behaviours interrelate and reinforce each other.
The TFB Triad is explained in this element from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This element also provides education about the basic concepts underpinning Cognitive Restructuring including, thinking styles, negative automatic thoughts, core beliefs, self-schemas and self-defeating beliefs.