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Cognitive Distortions

A basic handout I have used with groups. Ideally I use handouts only to get a conversation going. The handout becomes a frame work for people to open up and start sharing. Cognitive Distortions and Strategies to dispute them Personalizing: … Continue reading

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Cycle of Anxiety Handout

I usually used this handout with a guided relaxation after.

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What works and will work for you handout

With this handout I usually had folks write in the category areas what worked for them, what didn’t work, and what will work in the future.

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Positive Statements Handout

I considered all of my groups to be basically about coping skills. This handout is for a self esteem group that usually generated engagement. Positive Statements about you 1. I like myself because: 2. I’m an expert at: 3. I … Continue reading

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Irrational Beliefs Guide

Consider the following questions carefully. Reflectively answer each one briefly but completely regarding those people or things about which you are most emotionally disturbed. This assignment may be emotionally painful, but it may help you achieve needed insight so that … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence

I often work with groups using lists. In creative arts therapy as well as educational and process oriented groups lists are a great framework to explore thoughts, and/or feelings. Here is a list that often comes up in groups: ten … Continue reading

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Anxiety Handout

We all know the uncomfortable feeling of anxiety. Our hearts race, our fingers sweat, and our breathing gets shallow and labored. We experience racing thoughts about a perceived threat we fear will be too much to handle. That’s because our “fight or … Continue reading

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