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Therapy worksheets related to Emotions for Children

Anger Management Skill Cards
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Anger Management Skill Cards

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Teach children to control their anger using these bright and fun anger management skill cards. Each of the twelve cards has a picture and an idea for a healthy anger management technique that's appropriate for kids. We suggest practicing each skill in session, and then allowing your client to take home their own set of cards as a reminder...
Anger Warning Signs
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Anger Warning Signs

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Use this worksheet at the beginning anger management treatment to help educate clients about their physical and behavioral responses to anger. We recommend taking time to help your client identify their earliest warning signs of anger that might be less obvious and more difficult to recognize, so they can cut off aggression before it has an opportunity to take over...
My Fears
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My Fears

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Prompt children to begin a discussion about anxiety and fear using the "My Fears" anxiety worksheet. This worksheet creates an opportunity to discuss the feelings of fear and anxiety, why they are important, and how they can be harmful. Children are asked to list their fears, describe their thoughts about the anxiety, identify where in their body they sense the feeling, and finally to create a plan for dealing with fear in the future...
How I Feel
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How I Feel

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Encourage children identify and describe their feelings, and then recognize the consequences and other healthier ways of dealing with their problems, using this CBT-inspired worksheet. Children are guided through the task with emotion-word prompts, simple questions, and suggestions of strategies to help them manage the situation in the future...
Grief Sentence Completion
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Grief Sentence Completion

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Help children and adolescents begin to process their grief using this sentence completion exercise. Starting a conversation about loss can be difficult for anyone, and this worksheet will allow your clients to begin expressing themselves in a more private way. Example statements include: "The thing I miss most about the person who I lost is...
Basic Emotion Assessment
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Basic Emotion Assessment

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It can be helpful (and sometimes, illuminating) to ask your clients to record their emotions at the beginning or end of each session. After some time has passed in treatment, review the responses with your client to see how their emotions have been changing. It can be difficult to detect changes in how we feel over long periods of time, and some clients will be surprised to see that their moods have been improving...
Wheel of Emotions (Children)
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Wheel of Emotions (Children)

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Children will love the bright colors and pictures that accompany this wheel of emotions. This printout looks great on an office wall, or printed on nice paper with laminate. We like to pull this diagram out when children are having a hard time finding the word they want to use to describe a feeling. You can also try using this worksheet to generate conversation with a client by asking them to pick an emotion and telling a story about a time that they experienced it.
Where Do I Feel?
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Where Do I Feel?

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Use art to begin teaching young clients to name, identify, and recognize their emotions and how they feel. Ask your client to choose a color to represent each emotion, and then color in the part of the body where they experience that feeling. For example, children might color fists red to represent anger...
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