Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trauma Worksheets

From the University of Washington Medical Center, here are trauma worksheets for therapists and their clients. Wise for clients to use these with some support, in treatment.

Also on the site (see the sidebar), lots more, including CBT worksheets for anxiety, for depression, substance abuse worksheets, and on from there...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Whole-Brain Child Workbook

You may have encountered The Whole-Brain Child, Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson's how-to manual aimed at helping you...
Raise calmer, happier children using twelve key strategies, including
  • Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain's affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.
  • Engage, Don't Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.
  • Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child's emotional state.
  • Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.
  • SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.
  • Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.

With half of the book's twelve key strategies loaded up, you may be ready to launch straight into the companion Whole-Brain Child Workbook. This time via worksheets, the book...
[G]ives parents the tools and skills necessary to not only parent more effectively but to help their children grow into emotionally healthy, flexible and happy adults who can sustain intimate connections.
Sounds like a plan. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Family Roles Worksheets

Just in time for the holidays, here's a family roles worksheet packet (link to PDF) which originated who knows when/where, hosted by the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. (Murrieta's just north of Temecula, CA, if you were wondering.) The info and worksheet packet seems aimed at teachers of kids with alcoholic parents, but the genogram, the family dynamics sheets, etc. should all be useful to just about anyone. Enjoy the worksheets, enjoy the holidays.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Divorce Worksheets and Workbooks

Here's a topic not covered enough on these pages. There've been plenty of posts about making relationships work, about anger management, couples communication, and the like. But how to approach the end of a marriage? How to make a divorce work?

The web has some free worksheeted answers: Activities for helping children deal with divorce, financial planning docs from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analyts, a pair of WISH worksheets for kids from I Am a Child of Divorce.

And New Harbinger just put this out: Getting Through My Parent's Divorce -- A Workbook for Children Coping with Divorce, Parental Alienation, and Loyalty Conflicts.  Follow the Amazon link for more in the category. Could come in handy. Good luck.

Monday, April 6, 2015

DBT Skills Training Workbook

Some therapies are so worksheet friendly, they warrant a workbook. DBT is so worksheet friendly that there's a workbook written by the creator of the therapy, Marsha Linehan: DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Insomnia Workbooks

Lots of people struggle trying to get a good night's sleep. Tossing, turning, mind racing, sweating through sheets, the whole bit. There are ways to improve your sleep. Most using approaches rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In CBT, you look at your thoughts, look at your behaviors, look at your reactions, and move forward. Toward that end, here's a collection of insomnia workbooks at Amazon. Poke around, see what looks good, and maybe avoid an unwanted sunrise or two. Good luck!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Project Match Manuals

For therapists, from the NIHAA's Project Match, here's a series of manuals for working with alcoholic clients: Twelve Step Facilitation, Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive-Behavioral Coping Skills and a bunch of others.