Sunday, February 28, 2010

Therapy Metaphors

Among the many things to recommend, here's a page of Therapy Metaphors--stories (and a video) therapists have developed to illustrate concepts and how-tos.

Ignore the yelling passengers on the bus or boat (your negative thoughts) and steer in the direction you want to go! Stop struggling to get out of quicksand (distressing thoughts and feelings)--letting it (them) be helps you escape! And so forth.

Not least until you cut and paste them into worksheet form. Have others? Send 'em in.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wellness Worksheet

From the book Core Concepts in Health, here's a four-page Wellness Worksheet - "Self Exploration: Identity, Values, Experiences, Goals." Do it to "learn more about your inner world." Why not?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dysfunctional Beliefs Handout

Buried amongst the many riches of the Specialty Behavioral Health site, here's a page about Dysfunctional Beliefs--a blend of cognitive distortions and some other good stuff (e.g., Self-Centeredness, Fallacy of Fairness).

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Peaceful Mind

Not a worksheet, not even a workbook, but a CBT/mindfulness book that comes strongly recommended:  Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression.

Workbooks--CBT, self-esteem, anger management, and others--are collected at the TW-Amazon Bookstore.