Educate clients about the use of deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and imagery for relaxation. This printout gives a brief description of the fight-or-flight response and step-by-step instructions on how to use each relaxation technique.
Use this worksheet with CBT by asking clients to keep notes of the situations and thoughts that coincide with their feelings. Other ideas include tracking emotional triggers for substance use or the ups and downs of bipolar disorder.
Encourage clients to learn how their moods change over the course of a week. Because this worksheet spans an entire week, use it to look for larger patterns in mood changes. Try our daily mood chart for more precise recordings.
This worksheet includes a list of techniques used for anger management. Techniques include recognizing anger, taking a timeout, deep breathing, exercise, expressing anger, thinking of consequences, and visualization.
Before controlling and reducing anger, it can be helpful for clients to better understand their own emotions. Clients can use this worksheet to record their experiences with anger and practice identifying triggers, related thoughts, and behaviors.
Clients identify situations in which they have been angry and then rank the severity on a scale from 1 to 10. Clients can be asked to then identify the associated triggers, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or consequences.