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.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Managing Burnout Worksheet

From consultant/coach Dewey Schott, by way of the books, Banishing Burnout and The Power of Full Engagement, here's a managing burnout presentation (with worksheets) along with a webinar conversation (which we haven't clicked on). Seems to be common sense stuff, perhaps worth mulling if you've ever felt or expect to feel burned out at work. Most people.

Monday, February 10, 2014

BPD Resources

Helpful links--including worksheets--collected at Healing from BPD and at The Pinki PerspectiveWhat's BPD? Stands for Borderline Personality Disorder. Find more about the diagnosis on PsychCentral, at NIMH, and/or at Wikipedia.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mindfulness for OCD

From the new Mindfulness Workbook for OCD, by Jon Hershfield and Tom Corboy, here's a linked chapter about Relationship OCD (hit "click here to read an excerpt").  What's Relationship OCD? From the excerpt:
ROCD is difficulty in tolerating uncertainty about the quality of a relationship and the genuineness of your feelings about another person. This isn’t the typical doubt you might expect when, say, one person is ready for marriage and the other isn’t. This is the kind of doubt that seeps in insidiously and chips away at the very concept of love and fidelity. 
Much more about using mindfulness-based CBT to take on OCD symptoms in the workbook.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Worksheets Grab Bag

Here are some helpful sites sent in by TW reader, Victoria S.  Good finds all. Thanks, Victoria!

Meanwhile, we've updated our look after many years. Hope you like.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Relationship Worksheets

A "Relationship Worksheet" sits deep in a long list of questionnaires, worksheets, and infosheets available from CMHAMJ (that's the Canadian Mental Health Association Moose Jaw). Quick sampling:
 1. What qualities first drew me to my partner?
 2. What troubling qualities does my partner have that are similar to my early caretakers?
 3. What qualities does my partner have that I think I lack?
Those three alone could keep you busy for a while.