Form: Thought Control Questionnaire, TCQ

Thought Control Questionnaire, TCQ
1 Never
2 Sometimes
3 Often
4 Almost always
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When I experience an unpleasant / unwanted thought...

I call to mind positive images instead.
2
I tell myself not to be so stupid.
3
I focus on the thought.
4
I replace the thought with a more trivial bad thought.
5
I don't talk about the thought to anyone.
6
I punish myself for thinking the thought.
7
I dwell on other worries.
8
I keep the thought to myself.
9
I occupy myself with work instead.
10
I challenge the thought's validity.
11
I get angry at myself for having the thought.
12
I avoid discussing the thought.
13
I shout at myself for having the thought.
14
I analyse the thought rationally.
15
I slap or pinch myself to stop the thought.
16
I think pleasant thoughts instead.
17
I find out how my friends deal with these thoughts.
18
I worry about more minor things instead.
19
I do something that I enjoy.
20
I try to reinterpret the thought.
21
I think about something else.
22
I think more about the more minor problems I have.
23
I try a different way of thinking about it.
24
I think about past worries instead.
25
I ask my friends if they have similar thoughts.
26
I focus on different negative thoughts.
27
I question the reasons for having the thought.
28
I tell myself that something bad will happen if I think the thought.
29
I talk to a friend about the thought.
30
I keep myself busy.