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Gratitude Exercises

Gratitude Exercises

Research in positive psychology indicates that those who practice gratitude have lower self-reported levels of depression and stress, and they're more satisfied with their social relationships. Not only that, but the effects can be long-lasting.

This worksheet summarizes a few exercises to help clients begin practicing gratitude. They include journaling, writing a gratitude letter, visiting and expressing thanks to someone who is important, and more.
Related tools: Gratitude Journal
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script

Use this script to guide clients in progressive muscle relaxation. It'll be important to provide additional education about the purpose and benefits of the exercise, and to encourage clients to practice on their own. Don't be afraid to adjust the script to make it your own--this is just a framework of the exercise.

The introductory text reads: "Progressive muscle relaxation is an exercise that reduces stress and anxiety in your body by having you slowly tense and then relax each muscle. This exercise can provide an immediate feeling of relaxation, but it's best to practice frequently. With experience, you will become more aware of when you are experiencing tension and you will have the skills to help you relax."
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Taking Therapy off the Couch

Taking Therapy off the Couch

By DR. TERALYN SELL, LPC, CSAC - Published on: June 23, 2013
During the winter in the Midwest United States many clients display depressive symptoms due to inactivity, lack of sunlight and body chemical shifts. As an avid jogger myself, I recognize how my own activity level impacts my mood throughout the seasons. I have taken this information and have applied it to my own therapy practice by way of walking and talking wit...