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Challenging Negative Thoughts
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Challenging Negative Thoughts worksheet
Use this CBT worksheet to help clients learn and practice challenging their negative self-talk. This printout lists several questions that will help your client begin to think of their situation or their thoughts from a new perspective. This worksheet assumes that a client has some basic knowledge about the CBT model and they are able to identify their negative thoughts.
Weekly Schedule for Behavioral Activation
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Weekly Schedule for Behavioral Activation worksheet
Clients who are battling depression might find it challenging to complete the simplest of tasks due to a lack of motivation. Behavioral activation requires clients to identify positive activities to replace their old negative behaviors, and then to create a schedule to complete them. This worksheet provides a blank behavioral activation schedule with instructions and examples to ease the process for clients.
Positive Activities for Behavioral Activation
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Positive Activities for Behavioral Activation worksheet
Behavioral activation requires clients to identify activities that are both easy and rewarding as replacements for their old behaviors that contributed to their depression. It's important to be sure that chosen activities rank highly in these categories (ease and reward) to increase the likelihood that clients will follow through...
Activity List
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Activity List worksheet
Share this activity list printout with clients who are having a difficulty coming up with positive activities for behavioral activation, for those who are trying to find new activities to replace drug use, or for couples who are looking for new ways to spend time together to improve their relationship...
Self-Esteem Journal
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Self-Esteem Journal worksheet
Use this worksheet to help clients build confidence and improve their self-esteem. The worksheet requires clients to answer three daily questions related to their successes, good qualities, and positive experiences. The layout of this printout is designed to be straight-forward and simple activity to help improve self-esteem...
Fair Fighting Rules
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Fair Fighting Rules worksheet
If you're working with a couple (or family, or individual) who has toxic arguments, help them understand and practice fair fighting rules. Give them a copy of this printout to keep at home so they can be reminded of the rules at home when they need them the most. The first three rules read: Before you begin, ask yourself why you feel upset...
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...
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script worksheet
Use this script to guide clients in progressive muscle relaxation. It'll be important to provide additional education about the purpose and benefits of the exercise, and to encourage clients to practice on their own. Don't be afraid to adjust the script to make it your own--this is just a framework of the exercise...
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...
"I" Statements
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"I" Statements worksheet
Teach clients about the benefits of "I" statements, show examples, and help them practice generating their own statements using this communication worksheet. After going through the examples, it's suggested that the client practices generating "I" statements from situations in their own life.
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