Values: Self-Exploration Worksheet
Worksheet published on November 18th, 2019
Worksheet updated on January 4th, 2021
Exploring values can help a great deal in therapy. When a client understands their values, they can gain a better understanding of their goals and what they want from life. They also learn about the type of person they want to be, and how they want to behave.
When a person does not have a clear understanding of their values they can feel lost. They can struggle to make healthy decisions and can have difficulty relating to people. Not understanding your own values creates a struggle in embracing your own identity and understanding what you expect from yourself.
About This Worksheet
This is the Values: Self-Exploration worksheet. On this worksheet, the client is encouraged to explore their own values. The worksheet asks thought-provoking questions about the client’s values and history. It asks the client to reflect on themselves and their own life to build a stronger sense of value and self-acceptance.
This worksheet is great for adolescents and adults. It can work well in individual sessions and group sessions. It may also be used in couples counseling when appropriate.
Introduce this worksheet to your client or group by reviewing the first paragraph with them. Explain that understanding values helps people create a path in life. You may also explain that values bring purpose and motivation, so they are important to be in tune with.
Have your client or group complete the questions on the page on their own. If you are working with an individual, reflect on the client’s answers once they have completed the worksheet.
If you are working with a group, use the worksheet to facilitate conversation about healthy, constructive values to have in life. Encourage group members to support each other in finding their values and making lifestyle changes to promote their values in their day-to-day life.