Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Unlearn Your Pain

New from Mind-Body MD, Howard Schubiner:  Unlearn Your Pain.  The workbook uses various approaches, including mindfulness meditation and guided journaling, to help reverse difficult-to-treat chronic pain by getting at its underlying causes in stress and intense emotion. The workbook distills Schubiner's online Mind Body Program--more explanation on the site.

Monday, March 29, 2010

TMS Questionnaire

From mindbodymedicine.com (David Schechter, MD) here's a ten-item TMS Questionnaire. The questions help Dr. Schechter diagnose whether or not patients' symptoms are due to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) (sometimes called "Mind-Body Syndrome" or "Stress Illness").

What is TMS? Very simply: When there's no medical explanation for chronic pain or other related symptoms, emotional factors may be at root. Dr. Schechter's more detailed explanation is on his site.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sex on TV Worksheet

From etr.org, here's a two-page Sex on TV Worksheet--subtitle "Teens and Parents Talk." Stuck for ice-breakers in the family? The worksheet asks a family to watch a teen TV show together, then run through suggested questions about the sexual messages contained in the show, in commercials, etc. Have fun.

Monday, March 22, 2010

"The Work" Worksheets

From thework.com ("The Work of Byron Katie," that is), here's a collection of CBT-esque worksheets, recommended by Therapy Worksheets super-reader/recommender, Julianne. Thanks again, Julianne!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More ACT Worksheets

A page of free resources from thehappinesstrap.com includes generous excerpts from several books by Russ Harris, MD (The Happiness Trap, ACT Made Simple, ACT with Love) and various worksheets related to the books.  This is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy territory--focused on mindfulness, values, acceptance, and the like.  Good stuff.