Bipolar Disorder
Stop Punishing Yourself

This worksheet talks about the various kind of self-punishment including physical and emotional self-punishment. Physical self-punishment includes cutting and burning, to excessive burning, sleep deprivation, and more. Psychological self-punishment can range from not letting others help you when you need it to forcing yourself to overwork.  The worksheet offers six strategies to overcome self-punishment including a chart to record healthy coping behaviors. (0122, self-harm, self-injury, negative self-image)

Using the Brain Dump Technique to Reduce Stress

This worksheet describes a stress reduction technique that involves writing down everything that comes to mind on a particular topic.  A brain dump could include thoughts about a conversation, goals, worries, fears, or a list of things that are bothering you.   The worksheet describes four categories of brain dumps.  It encourages people to use a notebook or journal to practice this technique each day for two weeks and record their feelings. (0122, stress reduction, journaling)

Creating Lasting Adult Friendships

This worksheet emphasizes the importance of strong adult friendships for emotional and physical health.  It has 12 suggestions to build strong friendships followed by questions to help people reflect on the ways they make and keep friends.  The worksheet includes a chart for people to record the activities they undertake to foster friendships. (1222, relationships, friendships, loneliness, depression)

Help for The Holidays

This workbook contains 15 worksheets to help clients who are struggling with holiday problems like loneliness, family estrangement, depression, and more. (1222, holidays, stress, depression, drinking problems)

Avoiding Holiday Burnout

This worksheet is designed to help people who are over-stressed by the holidays and starting to feel depressed rather than enjoying what the holidays can offer. The worksheet gives 8 recommendations for handling holiday burnout and a series of questions to help people find ways to deal with this common problem. (1222,

Do You Feel Like You Have Failed Yourself?

This worksheet is designed for people who are down on themselves because they have not accomplished all that they wanted. The worksheet helps people see that this attitude is not at all helpful to their well-being and gives them 10 strategies to overcome their habit of self-criticism. (1222, depression, self-esteem, negative thinking)

Identifying Cognitive Distortions

This worksheet teaches clients the technique of cognitive restructuring. The different kinds of cognitive distortions are explained and then clients are asked to keep a chart where they identify their automatic thoughts and substitute more realistic alternative thoughts. (1222. CBT. cognitive restructuring thought changing)

Develop the Habit of Relaxation

This worksheet is designed to help people develop a daily habit of relaxation to reduce stress and improve their physical and mental health. The worksheet suggests various relaxation activities and includes a chart to help people keep track of them. (1222. relaxation response, stress reduction)

Coping with Family Drama During the Holidays

This worksheet is designed to give people a wide range of strategies to deal with family problems that typically occur during the holidays. Strategies include setting realistic expectations, self-care, identifying triggers, choosing to accept family members as they are, taking “stress breaks,” and more. (1122, family therapy, holidays, stress management, interpersonal conflict, interpersonal effectiveness)

Using a Thought Diary

This 7-column form is designed to help people keep track of the situations and thoughts that cause them distress and create “rebuttals” to thoughts that are dysfunctional. The form is frequently used in CBT therapies for anxiety disorders and depression. (1122, anxiety, exposure therapy, CBT, dysfunctional thinking, emotional regulation)

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