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My Stages of Grief
My Stages of Grief
Use this worksheet to help clients explore how they have coped with each of the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance). If clients have gotten stuck in one of the stages, encourage them to explore this point deeper. Try pairing this worksheet with the "Stages of Grief" education printout.
ABC Model for REBT
ABC Model for REBT
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, a form of CBT, uses the ABC model to explain thoughts, emotion, and behavior. Print this worksheet to help educate clients about how to use the model for their own benefit. Plenty of blank space is included to write examples and notes.
Daily Mood Chart
Daily Mood Chart
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.
Related tools: Weekly Mood Chart
Weekly Mood Chart
Weekly Mood Chart
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.
Related tools: Daily Mood Chart
Anger Management Skills
Anger Management Skills
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.
Basic Emotion Assessment
Basic Emotion Assessment
Use a likert scale to complete a basic assessment of emotions. Help clients become more aware of their current emotions and keep track of changes across sessions. Great as a check-in tool, and simple enough terminology for children. This tool is based off of Robert Plutchik's theory of basic emotions.
List of Emotions
List of Emotions
This printout includes a one-page list of emotions. The emotions range from simple (e.g. happiness, sadness) to complex (e.g. inadequate, disdain). Use this to educate clients about emotions, given them vocabulary to express themselves, or encourage them to circle their current or common emotions.
Wheel of Emotions
Wheel of Emotions
Plutchik's wheel of emotions identifies 8 basic emotions including joy, trust, fear, surprise, disgust, anger, and anticipation. Combinations of these basic emotions result in advanced emotions such as optimism, love, submission, awe, disappointment, remorse, contempt, and aggression. This diagram shows the relationships between each emotion in the form of a spectrum.