Reflections are a powerful tool to improve communication. This worksheet includes one page of education with an overview of how to use reflections (including tips and an example), followed by one page of practice statements. This communication worksheet will be helpful as a take-home reminder for couples, or as a form of practice for individual psychotherapy clients. This worksheet can also form the basis of a group conversation and activity. We suggest filling out the practice questions in session. For beginners, they can be more difficult than they look! If you're working with a couple, ask one person to bring up a light-hearted topic while the other practices reflections.
To learn more reflections and a few other communication techniques, visit our Communication Techniques Treatment Guide.
This worksheet has some color, but it still looks great when printed in grayscale.
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