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Therapy worksheets related to Emotions for Adults

Gratitude Exercises
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Gratitude Exercises worksheet
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...
Anger Warning Signs
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Anger Warning Signs worksheet
This worksheet is intended to be used in the beginning anger management treatment to help educate clients about their physical and behavioral responses to anger. We recommend taking time helping the client identify their earliest warning signs of anger that might be less obvious and more difficult to recognize...
My Stages of Grief
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My Stages of Grief worksheet
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
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ABC Model for REBT worksheet
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
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Daily Mood Chart worksheet
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.
Weekly Mood Chart
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Weekly Mood Chart worksheet
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.
Anger Management Skills
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Anger Management Skills worksheet
Anger management techniques included in this worksheet include learning to recognize anger, taking a timeout, deep breathing, exercise, expressing anger, thinking of consequences, and visualization. Use this worksheet to help teach clients new techniques, or as a reference they can use to remind themselves of skills they have learned in therapy sessions.
Basic Emotion Assessment
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Basic Emotion Assessment worksheet
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
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List of Emotions worksheet
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
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Wheel of Emotions worksheet
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.
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