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Mandalas
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Mandalas

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Mandalas are traditionally used in many eastern spiritual traditions as a tool to aid meditation. In western culture, mental health counselors often use mandalas as a form of stress relief, a tool for art therapy, and as a meditative exercise. We have used mandala printouts with therapy groups, during stress management presentations, and as a fun little handout to leave on waiting room tables...
Gratitude Exercises
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Gratitude Exercises

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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

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Progressive muscle relaxation has been found to result in long-term benefits in the treatment of anxiety. Use this script to guide clients through the exercise. 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...
Relaxation Techniques
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Relaxation Techniques

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Educate clients about deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and imagery for relaxation. This printout includes a brief description of the fight-or-flight response and step-by-step instructions on how to use each relaxation technique. We suggest practicing each of these techniques in session and providing this handout as a take-home reminder of the skills your client has learned...
Positive Steps to Wellbeing
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Positive Steps to Wellbeing

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Give your clients a nice looking take-home reminder of some exercises to increase wellbeing. This printout is great for clients who are self-motivated and want a list of ideas to get them moving toward their goal of happiness. The tips that are described include being kind to yourself, exercising regularly, taking up a hobby, being creative, helping others, relaxing, eating healthy, balancing sleep, connecting with others, avoiding drugs, seeing the bigger picture, and learning to accept things as they are.
DBT Mindfulness Skills
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DBT Mindfulness Skills

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Mindfulness skills are used in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as a way for clients to learn how to gain awareness of and learn to accept their emotions. Developing these skills will help your client better manage their response to distressing situations. The concept of mindfulness, mindful activities, and mindfulness meditation are summarized in this worksheet...
Recognizing Stress
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Recognizing Stress

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Help your client begin to recognize when they are experiencing symptoms of stress by having them practice identifying physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. Learning to identify symptoms of stress can be especially valuable for clients whose behavior is unknowingly influenced during periods of stress...
How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation
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How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

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Research has linked mindfulness meditation with reduced anxiety, more positive emotions, and, with enough practice, permanent structural changes in the brain that sustain these benefits. This education packet summarizes the art of mindfulness meditation, and provides easy-to-follow steps and tips to help your client get started...
Symptoms of Stress
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Symptoms of Stress

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Education about stress can help clients, groups, and classrooms recognize the importance of self-care. Some clients may have a difficult time recognizing that they are experiencing stress, or they might not make the connection of some symptoms to stress. This printout summarizes the physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that accompany stress such as fatigue, anxiety, unhealthy eating, neck and back pain, and nail biting...
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