Stress Management Worksheets

Latest Stress Management Worksheets For Therapists

Relapse Prevention Plan Worksheet

Relapse Prevention Plan Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When in recovery, it is important to have a safety plan. Patients who are in recovery will face many challenges, and most of them will be unexpected. This is why helping our patients be prepared for triggers, cravings and obstacles is critical for recovery. About This Worksheet This is the Relapse Prevention Plan worksheet. This […]

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My Needs Pyramid Worksheet

My Needs Pyramid Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

At some point in a client’s journey, he or she will need to take a step back to evaluate how he or she is managing self-care. It is important for a client to be well-aware of what he or she needs to be able to maintain self-care, and to understand a hierarchy in which the […]

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Self-Esteem Sentence Completion Worksheet

Self-Esteem Sentence Completion Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Building self-esteem is an essential part of child development. Without developing a high self-esteem, a child has a higher risk of struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, body image and many other challenges. These challenges will affect the quality of how the child lives his or her life. In order to be able to develop […]

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My Fears Worksheet

My Fears Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is not uncommon for a child to struggle with verbalizing his or her fears. It can be a challenge for a child to face his or her fears, but setting up a child in a safe setting to express and explore the fears that he or she struggles with can facilitate growth and development […]

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Therapy Goals Worksheet

Therapy Goals Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important to have a list of goals and objectives for the client and therapist to work toward when beginning a new therapeutic relationship. Setting goals creates a foundation that helps the client and therapist stay on track when helping a client feel better. Setting goals also empowers a client to stay on track […]

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Thought Log Worksheet

Thought Log Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes a client will struggle to overcome racing or ruminating thoughts. These thoughts can be frustrating for a client, and can prevent him or her from staying productive throughout the day. If a client is struggling with racing thoughts, it is important for him or her to learn skills to manage those thoughts. Managing the […]

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Gratitude Exercises Worksheet

Gratitude Exercises Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

In recent studies, it has been found that practicing gratitude exercises and positive affirmations have been effective in helping people manage stress, anxiety, depression, and an array of other types of mental health disorders. Teaching a client how to practice gratitude exercises helps him or her learn how to acknowledge and appreciate the good. This […]

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Balancing Logic And Feelings Worksheet

Balancing Logic And Feelings Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important for clients to have an understanding of where logic meets feelings. These are two opposite elements that play a major role in how a client perceives a situation. In turn, it will facilitate how a client will react to a situation. In order to ensure behavior is healthy, appropriate, and promotes mental […]

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Positive Belief Record Worksheet

Positive Belief Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A major part of learning how to cope with feelings and emotions in therapy is to understand how negative thoughts affect our thoughts and emotions. When a person is feeling a great deal of negative emotion, like anxiety, depression or anger, that person will also have negative thoughts. A major way to learn how to […]

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Your Safe Space Worksheet

Your Safe Space Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many of the clients that pass through therapy offices struggle a great deal with feeling safe in their own skin. Whether it is due to a history of trauma, personal insecurities, or just a general suspicion or lack of self-awareness, people often develop symptoms of anxiety and panic when confronted with different challenges. Sometimes, this […]

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How To Create A Mantra Worksheet

How To Create A Mantra Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Creating mantras is a great way to help your client learn how to cope and self-soothe when going about their day-to-day life. A mantra is a saying or phrase that is created and used by a person in times of distress, discomfort, sadness or anger. Mantras derive from meditative practices and have been found to […]

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Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet

Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When confronted with a difficult situation or an uncomfortable feeling that is not easily resolved, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of ruminating over the discomfort. It creates an urgent need to resolve a situation or find a solution to help you feel better. As we move through life, we learn that […]

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Deep Breathing Worksheet

Deep Breathing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

We all know that sometimes life can get overwhelming. Whether it is stress at work, home, or from an unexpected circumstance that causes us to feel overwhelmed. Whatever the case, it is important to know how to manage the feelings of stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depressed mood that comes with difficult circumstances. We all have […]

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Emotion Regulation Skills: PLEASE Worksheet

Emotion Regulation Skills: PLEASE Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Emotional regulation is an important thing to learn when in therapy. Each of us experiences different feelings and different emotions for a wide array of reasons, and sometimes it can feel overwhelming and can be difficult to keep those feelings and emotions in check. Sometimes, these difficult emotions can lead to chronic feelings of depression, […]

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Emotion Regulation Skills: Opposite Action Worksheet

Emotion Regulation Skills: Opposite Action Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

One of the hardest things for a client to work on is how to learn how to understand, regulate and control their emotions. Emotions are tough, and can often lead clients to behave in a way that is detrimental to themselves and others. A major goal for most clients is to learn how to regulate […]

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Positive Steps To Wellbeing

Positive Steps To Wellbeing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

In successful therapeutic processes, there will come a point in which a client needs to learn how to maintain a healthy, positive lifestyle that promotes mental health and wellness. Clients learn a great deal while in therapy, and making sure that the skills they learn is important to ensuring the client’s successful completion. It is […]

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Steps To Challenge Automatic Negative Thoughts Worksheet

Steps To Challenge Automatic Negative Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

The way we think is a huge component that contributes to the way we feel, behave and react to situations. People develop habits in thinking. Sometimes those habits are healthy, but often people can develop erroneous patterns of thought that affect the way they perceive the world and their place in it. These thoughts are […]

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Meditate To De-Stress Worksheet

Meditate To De-Stress Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It can be easy to get wrapped up in the moment of a stressful situation and instantly feel overwhelmed and without direction or hopes of finding resolution. When dealing with stress it is important to keep in mind that it will trigger anxiety, and each person reacts to anxiety in different ways. It is important […]

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Setting Life Goals Worksheet

Setting Life Goals Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Sometimes we have clients who struggle with finding motivation. They may struggle to find motivation in developing a career, accomplishing a goal, or moving on to the next phase in life. There are a number of reasons why a person may struggle with achieving a goal. This is why it is important that the client […]

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CBT For Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When teaching a client how to use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for managing anxiety it helps a great deal to provide a visual aid. Clients who suffer from severe or chronic anxiety struggle to maintain control over anxious thoughts and resulting anxious feelings and behavior. It is important to teach clients in CBT treatment to […]

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How I Feel Worksheet

How I Feel Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

There are a number or reasons why our clients develop a tendency of stunting their emotional expression. Many grow up in homes where they learn to silence their feelings, some suffer from mood disorders that cause unfamiliar feelings, and some come from traumatic, abusive, or negligent situations that prevent them from being able to understand […]

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Challenge Your Worries Worksheet

Challenge Your Worries Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

We all know that worrying consumes time and energy, and is a feeling that is often hard to shake. Patients often struggle to cope with worrying, and may not even realize how severely they are affected by their worrying. do not quite understand that they have the power to control how their thoughts affect their […]

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Distress Tolerance Skills: Radical Acceptance Worksheet

Distress Tolerance Skills: Radical Acceptance Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Many patients will struggle with a major issue that all people are best coming to terms with: we cannot control what happens around us. Wanting to remain in control is a natural thing for people, but it can sometimes be difficult for a patient to understand that they cannot control the environment or a situation, […]

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Anger Warning Signs Worksheet

Anger Warning Signs Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is sometimes difficult for to control anger. Whether it is an isolated situation or a long-term problem , triggers for anger have the potential to cause the affected to react in alarming and sometimes dangerous ways. Those who suffer from anger management issues find it difficult to understand and control their anger. That is […]

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Challenging Negative Thoughts Worksheet

Challenging Negative Thoughts Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important for therapists who are trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to teach their patients how to deal with automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). ANTs are huge catalysts for negative behavior like lashing out at others and self-destructive behaviors. If a patient is able to identify and understand how ANTs are able to affect […]

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Worksheet

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a very popular and effective treatment modality that is used for many different types of cases. Whether the patient has depression, anxiety, borderline personality, low self-esteem, poor impulse control, anger management issues or otherwise, CBT is an excellent form of treatment that provides the patient with tools needed to identify […]

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Bedtime Thought Log

Bedtime Thought Log

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

There are many reasons why people tend to have trouble sleeping. Among the most common symptoms of insomnia or sleep issues is having racing thoughts right before going to sleep. Many clients will struggle with falling asleep because as they try to fall asleep they are overwhelmed with thoughts that seem to demand their attention. […]

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My Fears And Strengths Worksheet

My Fears And Strengths Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Children find it hard to cope with things they do not understand. There are many people, places and things in the world that scare children, and when children are afraid they feel lost, alone and vulnerable. Children who are fearful have a hard time developing the confidence they need to face their fears, but if […]

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Positive Activities For Behavioral Activation Worksheet

Positive Activities For Behavioral Activation Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When patients suffer from more debilitating emotional issues like depression and severe anxiety it can be difficult for them to keep from falling into bad habits like isolating and cutting off things that bring them joy. Of course this is understandable, as with such mental illnesses it can be difficult for a patient to enjoy […]

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People, Places And Things Worksheet

People, Places And Things Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When starting with recovery from substance use it is so important that the patient be able to identify and understand the people, places and things to avoid. The more a patient learns about sobriety and themselves the more they realize the patterns that people, places and things cause and how detrimental it is to their […]

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Daily Mood Chart Worksheet

Daily Mood Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When we are struggling with understanding our mood and emotions it helps a great deal to use a mood journal to keep track of daily activities, triggers from the day, and how we managed out feelings. Sometimes we get caught up in the day and forget to focus on what we are feeling, which causes […]

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Goal Sheet Worksheet

Goal Sheet Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Patients who are suffering from a mental illness can often feel discouraged from being able to achieve their goals. Sometimes their ambitions and efforts are cut off by thoughts like “why bother?”, “it’s too much, I won’t be able to do it” or “I will start tomorrow”. It helps a great deal to draft a […]

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Weekly Mood Chart Worksheet

Weekly Mood Chart Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Weekly mood charts are great ways to track the progress of a patient’s mood regulation exercises. With weekly mood charts the patient is able to record any successful or unsuccessful attempts of managing his or her moods and emotions. It is also very helpful for helping the patient identify his or her triggers and ability […]

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Anger Thermometer Worksheet

Anger Thermometer Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

An important step to understanding your anger is understanding how intense it can become and the situations that make it as intense as it can be. Patients with anger management issues sometimes find it difficult to assess a situation and their reaction to the situation. An anger thermometer is a good way to help patients […]

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Understanding Anger Worksheet

Understanding Anger Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger is a difficult feeling to understand and control. When a patient suffers from anger management issues it is easy for them to identify through the feeling and behavior. Of course, holding on to anger is not a healthy habit, so we want to teach our patients a healthier way to handle emotions. In order […]

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Anticipatory Anxiety Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Anticipatory Anxiety Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anticipatory anxiety is a struggle for many people. Often we see things like catastrophizing when people experience anxiety about upcoming events. When it comes to anticipatory anxiety the thought of the worst case scenario is enough to have a patient be overcome with worry, which will sometimes affect performance and their mental and emotional health. […]

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Pocket Support Worksheet

Pocket Support Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

When a patient is learning what is affecting them and ways to feel better it is expected that they take lessons learned in therapy and to them to their lifestyles. Sometimes in the heat of emotions and stress patients can forget what they learned and how to implement them, and need a reminder of why […]

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Daily Mood Journal Worksheet

Daily Mood Journal Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Patients often have a pattern of how their mood affects them. Throughout the day there are certain triggers based on responsibilities, encounters, etc. that may cause a patient’s mood to fluctuate. It helps a patient prepare for triggers when they are aware of when and where they are likely to encounter a trigger, along with […]

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Challenging Cognitive Distortions Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

Challenging Cognitive Distortions Automatic Thought Record Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

After learning what cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is, how it works, and how components like cognitive distortions, automatic negative thoughts, emotions and behavior all contribute to our perceptions, it is important to provide the patient with an automatic thought record (ATR) assignment. An ATR pulls in all of the material to teach the patient how […]

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Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Cognitive distortions, or Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) are important for patients to understand when they are learning to challenge their thoughts and behavior. ANTs are patterns in thinking that typically make someone think in the negative and have negative expectations. This can be detrimental to the patient for many reasons, the biggest being it holds […]

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Core Beliefs Worksheet

Core Beliefs Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

A huge part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is understanding what core beliefs are and how they affect people. Core beliefs are the perceived conclusions a person makes about themselves, their world, and their future based on what they have learned through life experiences. When a person develops negative, irrational, or maladaptive core beliefs, the […]

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Identifying Triggers For Anxiety Worksheet

Identifying Triggers For Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anxiety may feel as though it is happening for no reason sometimes, but there is always a trigger that generates the symptoms of anxiety. It is important for patients to be able to identify those triggers because when we are able to identify and understand the triggers we experience, we know where we need to […]

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Understanding Anxiety Worksheet

Understanding Anxiety Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

It is important for a patient to understand what anxiety is and how it affects their life. Often people do not fully understand what anxiety is or how it affects them. Sometimes people do not even realize that they have anxiety until they speak about their symptoms with a professional. That’s why it is important […]

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