Anxiety Disorders
Exploring Negative Past Therapy Experiences

Sometimes clients may be resistant to therapy or counseling because of previous negative experiences in getting help. This worksheet asks clients to think about their concerns, including increased vulnerability, fear of emotional dependence, financial strain, and so on. It presents questions for the clients to help them determine how past experiences might affect their current commitment to growth and change. (0424, growth, progress, trauma)

Managing Ambivalence

This worksheet encourages people to explore how they deal with ambivalence in their lives thinking about the pros and cons and the consequences of making changes. It also helps people identify the barriers to change and consider how they can be overcome. (0424, depression, anxiety, relationships, decisions, problem-solving, CBT)

Conduct a Behavioral Experiment to Address Your Problems

This worksheet challenges people to test their beliefs about their problems by trying new behaviors. The worksheet takes people through a systematic approach to trying new behaviors, including anticipating challenges and obstacles, observing changes, and analyzing the results of the “experiment.” (0424, behaviors, solution-oriented therapy, CBT)

Developing an Optimistic and Hopeful Mindset

This approach to increasing optimism is based on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). The worksheet is designed to increase motivation, shift a person’s focus from problems to possibilities, stimulate creative thinking, and more. (0424, hope, depression, Solution Focused Therapy, agency)

Identifying How Past Success Can Help Solve Present Problems

This worksheet is from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and is designed to help people apply strengths they have used in solving past problems to their current situations. The worksheet explains why this process can be so helpful and presents a series of questions to explore how past solutions have helped. (0324, solution-focused therapy, problem-solving, decision-making)

The Miracle Question

The Miracle Question is a powerful tool used in Solution-Focused therapy to bypass limitations and obstacles. It involves imagining an ideal future where all your problems are solved and your goals are achieved. Then, you identify the steps to make this vision a reality. This worksheet introduces the concept of the Miracle Question as it pertains to personal growth, relationships, career, health, and well-being. (0324. solution-focused, SFBT)

The Values Journal

This 60-page journal encourages people to explore their values and how they affect their day-to-day choices and behaviors. This is a great way to combine the techniques of values clarification and journaling. The journal can either be downloaded and printed out or filled out online using our Psychology Forms Filler or Virtual Counseling Rooms. (0224, journal, ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

Coping with “Stuck Point”

A “stuck point” is a term used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to describe thoughts or beliefs that limit growth, progress, and recovery. These thoughts act as barriers, blocking the journey toward mental and emotional well-being. This worksheet explains common types of “stuck points” such as mind-reading, personalization, “should” statements, and so on. People are asked to identify their dysfunctional thinking and how it affects their emotions and behaviors. (0124. CBT. cognitive behavior therapy, irrational thoughts).

Understanding the Benefits of Exercise to Fight Depression and Anxiety

Many scientific studies have established a strong link between exercise and improved mental health. This worksheet specifies the specific mental health benefits that come with regular exercise and guides people on how to start a consistent and sustainable exercise program. (1223, exercise, depression, anxiety, wellness, habits)

Understanding Instant Relief Traps

Instant relief traps are actions or behaviors that offer a quick but temporary escape from emotional distress. This worksheet helps people think about behaviors they do for instant release and if they are helpful or hurtful to their physical and/or mental health.

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