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Positive Activities for Behavioral Activation

Positive Activities for Behavioral Activation

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The first step of behavioral activation is to identify several activities that are both easy and rewarding. These will serve as replacements for unhealthy behaviors that may have taken over during a depressive episode. It's important to be sure that their chosen activities rank highly in both of these categories (ease and reward) to increase the likelihood that clients will be successful...
How I Feel

How I Feel

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The How I Feel worksheet is a CBT-inspired activity that will encourage children to learn more about their thoughts and feelings, and how to manage them. First, your client will describe their feelings, and consider the consequences of several actions they could take to deal with them. Finally, with your help, they will identify a new and healthy way to manage their emotions...
Automatic Thoughts

Automatic Thoughts

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Teach clients to recognize and challenge their automatic thoughts with this CBT worksheet. Automatic thoughts are what they sound like: Thoughts that a person has automatically in response to a trigger, often outside of that person's conscious awareness. When associated with mental illness, these thoughts are often irrational and harmful...
ABC Model for REBT

ABC Model for REBT

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Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT)—a form of CBT—uses the ABC model to explain the interaction between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Because teaching the model is a key component of REBT, having an easy-to-understand diagram is an invaluable tool. If you regularly practice REBT, we suggest printing a copy of this worksheet for your wall...
Thought Log (blank)

Thought Log (blank)

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There's probably no tool more central to CBT than the Thought Log. CBT therapists posit that you can reduce unwanted feelings and behaviors by challenging irrational thoughts, and the thought log is often the first step in this process. Thought logs are used by psychotherapy clients to become more aware of their irrational thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and the relationships between all three...
Daily Mood Chart

Daily Mood Chart

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Use the Daily Mood Chart worksheet alongside CBT interventions to help clients practice recognizing the links between their environment, thoughts, and feelings. Every two hours your client will record the emotions they've experienced, and make note about what was happening during that time. Encourage them to rate the intensity of their feelings on a scale of 1-10...
Weekly Mood Chart

Weekly Mood Chart

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Mood tracking can be a powerful technique for clients who are having difficulty identifying the source of negative emotions. Patterns in moods might be difficult to detect during the hurry of day-to-day life, but they jump out from a completed mood chart. Ask your client to carry the Weekly Mood Chart with them for seven days between sessions, and jot down a few notes in each square...
Exposure Hierarchy

Exposure Hierarchy

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Exposure hierarchies are a basic CBT tool for the treatment of anxiety. Use the Exposure Hierarchy worksheet to gradually introduce your clients to feared stimuli. Begin by creating a list of anxiety-producing situations, and estimating the severity of anxiety that they produce. Then, you will work with clients to slowly expose them to these situations, beginning with the least anxiety-producing stimuli and ending with the most anxiety-producing stimuli...
Introduction to Anxiety

Introduction to Anxiety

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Effective anxiety treatment starts with basic psychoeducation. As therapists, we understand that anxiety is a necessary emotion. It stops us from driving double the speed limit, or from skipping work every other day. We also know that too much anxiety can be debilitating due to avoidance of triggers and uncomfortable physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms...
Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive Distortions

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Cognitive distortions are irrational thoughts that influence our emotions. Everyone experiences cognitive distortions to some degree, but in their more extreme form they can be maladaptive and harmful. Use this CBT worksheet to help educate clients and help them recognize irrational thought patterns that might be causing harm...
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