Social Coaching
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,

Are You Experiencing Gaslighting in Your Relationship?

This worksheet helps people understand the concept of “gaslighting,” a process where someone deliberately and systematically gives someone false information leading them to question themselves and what is true. It explains the seven stages of gaslighting, from lies and exaggeration to domination and control.  The worksheet also gives people a chart to record incidents of gaslighting and to think about how the situations and the outcomes can change. (1022, marital and family therapy, relationships, interpersonal effectiveness)

Mindfulness – Daily Assessment of Relationships

This worksheet asks people to think about the good and problematic conversations that occurred and what they learned from thinking about their different relationships. (0922, relationships, communication)

Are You Empathic?

This assessment asks people to rate statements that would reveal empathy. It then gives an interpretation of a person’s score. This scale was adapted from Baron-Cohen and Wheelwright’s Empathy Quotient. (0922, empathy, emotional intelligence)

Dealing with a Manipulative Family Member

This worksheet is intended to help people explore what it means to be manipulated by someone else and how to respond appropriately to manipulation. (0822, family therapy, relationships, control)

Learning to Trust Others

This worksheet is designed to help people who have a difficult time trusting others. It begins with a list of statements about trust.  People who check more than five statements may have trouble trusting others.  The worksheet then suggests several activities to help people explore the issue of trust, including writing a letter to someone they distrust (it doesn’t have to be sent) and taking a “trust walk,” where each person takes a turn being blindfolded and led by the other. (0822, relationships, trust, family therapy)

Do You Intimidate Others?

This worksheet is designed for people who may not be aware that they are intimidating to others. The worksheet defines behavior that makes up intimidation and the negative consequences intimidation has on others.  The worksheet then gives 8 steps to help people reduce non-intentional intimidation. (0722, social skills, bully, workplace, relationships)

Handling Disagreements in a Healthy Way

This worksheet suggests how to have “healthy” disagreements, which can actually strengthen relationships.  The worksheet gives specific strategies on how people can take a more productive approach to disagreements.  It then gives questions to help people analyze what they did right or wrong in a recent argument. (0722, communication, relationships, arguing, anger)

Coping with Feeling Left Out

This worksheet was designed for people who feel left out or excluded by their friends. It contains suggestions on how to deal with this problem ranging from finding new interests to more direct communication.  Questions help people understand why social rejection may be occurring and a chart is included to help people expand their social circle. (0622, friendship, ASD, Autism, social skills)