Health Issues

Between Sessions offers therapeutic activities for teens and therapy worksheets that help them understand, handle, and cope with health issues. Discover our collection of body image worksheets, audio for relaxation, tools for healthy habits, and more. Find the resources that you need for your next session and spend more time with your patients, and less time at the computer. Be sure to check out our health issue therapy resources for children and adults, too.

bullet Assessments
Brief Pain Inventory — This assessment gives a quick overview of how pain affects a person’s daily life. Form Type: PDF (1214)

FACES Pain Scale — The classic Wong-Baker scale designed to visually measure the intensity of pain on a 0-10 scale. Particularly helpful for use with children. Form Type: PDF (1214)

bullet Audio File
Guided Imagery Walk Through the Forest-Audio — This guided imagery audio can be used to teach relaxation skills as a way to cope with anxiety, depression, physical problems, emotional volatility, and stress related disorders. Running time: 8.5 minutes. Form Type: PDF & MP3

Progressive Muscle Relaxation — Progressive Muscle Relaxation: This tool includes a link to a 12-minute audio which can be used to guide clients through progressive muscle relaxation. It also includes a chart to help a person develop the habit of spending time each day practicing relaxation. File Type: PDF plus Audio. (0215)

Five-Finger Relaxation Audio — This six minute audio file guides listeners towards a state of relaxation and well-being by having them imagine four scenes from their past using visual, audio, and kinesthetic images. This technique was developed by Dr. David Cheek and recorded by Dartmouth College Health Services. It was edited by Martin Grant. Right click to open and play the file, then left click on the black screen if you wish to download the file. Type: MP3 (914) (BT)

Mindful Meditation Audio — This audio was produced by Dartmouth College Health Center, and can be used with clients as an introduction to the technique of Mindful Meditation. The background music is from “ERH” on the FreeSound Project. Editing by Martin Grant. Left click to listen to the recording and right click to download the MP3 file. Time: 31 minutes.

bullet Chart
Types of Medication for Depression & Anxiety — This chart summarizes common medications used for depression and anxiety. PDF

bullet Fact Sheets
Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations — This fact sheet lists the dangers of combining alcohol with common medications. (PDF)

bullet Poster
Keys to Wellness — This mini-poster is designed to help people remember the daily keys to good health and wellness. PDF

Daily Gratitude — This mini-poster can be used to help remind people of the importance of gratitude in their lives. PDF

bullet Worksheets
Reducing Situational Stress — This worksheet is designed to help people identify their situational stress and determine how specific stresses can be reduced. (0817)

Activities That Help Counteract Your Stress — This worksheet is designed to help people identify daily activities which can help reduce the effects of chronic stress (anxiety, wellness, prevention, 0817)

Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle — This worksheet is designed to help teenage girls understand the physical and emotional changes that can happen with their menstrual cycle. The form includes a chart for girls to record these changes over several cycles. (parenting, sex education, body changes, 0317)

Getting More Sleep Can Help Reduce Anxiety — This worksheet is designed to help people see how sleep problems can contribute to anxiety disorders and other mental health problems. It includes a list of techniques to help people get more sleep as well as a sleep diary. (wellness, health, lifestyle, 1016)

Thinking About Your Self-Image — This worksheet is designed to help teens start thinking about their character traits and behaviors and which ones they would like to change. (Values, Self-Image)

Practicing Mindfulness — Research has shown that mindful meditation can have significant physical and mental health benefits, but only when it is practiced on a regular basis. This worksheet is designed to help people keep track of their sessions, what they experienced during the sessions, and the after-effects. PDF (mindfulness, ACT, DBT, 0416).

Take A Step Toward Something That Scares You — This form can help people see that they don’t have to avoid the things that scare them. The best way to conquer a fear is to approach it in small steps. Form Type: PDF (Anxiety, Quick, 0915)

Finding Joy and Balance In Your Life — This worksheet describes a daily technique to help people be mindful of the positive things in their lives. This technique is particularly important for people who are stressed and depressed, but it should also be considered a resiliency tool which can help you find daily happiness in your life. Form Type: PDF (0615)

Coping Cards — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)

Feeling Better Through Spiritual Awareness — This worksheet is designed to help individuals who wish to bring spirituality into their lives as a way to help them with emotional problems and enrich their day-to-day lives. Type: PDF (0515)

Drinking Tracking Cards — Many people with drinking problems choose moderation over complete abstinence, however moderation assumes that people can control their drinking. These cards are designed to help people take responsibility for their drinking by setting a daily goal and keeping track of their actual drinking each day. Form Type: PDF (0315)

Looking At the BIg Picture — This worksheet is designed to help people put their problems into perspective. The worksheet takes an art therapy approach, asking people to draw their small problems in little frames and the important things in their lives in the big frame. This worksheet can be a good opening to introduce a discussion about values. Type: PDF (0215)

Deep Breathing for Stress Relief — This worksheet describes the four basic steps of relaxing through deep breathing. The worksheet links to a 13-minute exercise for clients to practice deep breathing, led by Dr. Lillian Cheung, of the Harvard School of Public Health. Type: PDF

Recording and Changing Pessimistic Thoughts — This worksheet can be used to help people understand how pessimistic thinking is affecting their mental health. It is designed to record and change faulty thinking in a single day. PDF

Overcoming Insomnia — This worksheet is designed to help people overcome insomnia and get more sleep. PDF

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