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Therapy worksheets related to Self-Esteem for Adults

Self-Esteem Journal
Self-Esteem Journal
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. Here are some examples of prompts in the worksheet:

"I felt proud when...
Related tools: Gratitude Journal
Gratitude Exercises
Gratitude Exercises
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...
Related tools: Gratitude Journal
Gratitude Journal
Gratitude Journal
Several studies have show a link between gratitude and well-being (for one, see Emmons, R. A. & McCullough, M. E., 2003). This worksheet will act as a reminder and a guideline for clients who may be journaling for the first time.
Related tools: Gratitude Exercises
(Also available in Spanish)
Coat of Arms / Family Crest
Coat of Arms / Family Crest
Use this coat of arms worksheet as an artistic prompt. Clients draw, paint, or use any other medium to represent themselves in each of the shield's quadrants. Tailor the topics to the client. For example, a client dealing with family issues can represent their role in the family in one section, something that makes their family special in another section, and a family tradition in another section...
Positive Traits
Positive Traits
Be creative with this list of positive traits. Encourage the clients to circle their own traits to build self-esteem. They can share a story about a time they displayed these traits, or they can keep the worksheet to review. Alternatively, use this worksheet to identify desired traits that can be further developed for goal setting.
Positive Experiences
Positive Experiences
Help clients increase positive thoughts by encouraging them to focus on their own positive experiences. Use this tool to aid in self-exploration, self-esteem, or as an icebreaker for a group.
Positive Steps to Wellbeing
Positive Steps to Wellbeing
Quick tips to help a client improve their mood and wellbeing.
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Self-Exploration Sentence Completion
Self-Exploration Sentence Completion
Clients are given eleven sentence completion prompts. Use this worksheet as a group icebreaker, a tool to turn conversations toward counseling-relevant topics, or as a way to prompt a client who is guarded.
My Strengths and Qualities
My Strengths and Qualities
Help clients recognize their positive qualities and strengths by identifying their skills, compliments they have received, challenges they have overcome, and what they like about their appearance. Use this worksheet to strengthen self-esteem.
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