Weekly Mood Chart Worksheet
Worksheet published on October 20th, 2016
Worksheet updated on July 8th, 2019
Many clients seek therapy because they struggle to regulate their mood. They go through mood swings, and feel stressed easily. People who struggle with managing their mood can feel overwhelmed often, and the feeling makes it hard to understand and manage their moods throughout the week.
A weekly mood chart is a great tool to track the progress of a client’s mood regulation exercises. With weekly mood charts, the client is able to record any successful or unsuccessful attempts of managing their mood and emotions.
It is very helpful for helping the client identify their triggers and ability to utilize coping strategies. It can also help both the client and the therapist identify patterns of mood swings that can help with making healthy lifestyle changes.
About This Worksheet
This is the Weekly Mood Chart worksheet. Reviewing a mood chart weekly with a client is very helpful for tracking moods, thoughts, and triggers. It also helps both the client and therapist identify areas of strength and needs for improvement.
This weekly mood chart has 6 key components to help identify causes and reasons for mood swings. With these 6 components, both the client and therapist can develop an understanding of the patterns that can be causing the mood swings. They are also helpful for tracking progress and identifying healthy coping strategies.
This worksheet is assigned as a homework assignment. It works well with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood and anger issues.
Before assigning the worksheet, review its contents and the goal of using the worksheet with the client. This will ensure they understand each section of the mood chart before using it for the week.
Throughout the week, the client will keep a record of the six components each day. During the following session, discuss the results with your client. Be sure to remind the client to record any successes, struggles or questions to review with the therapist as the week progresses.