Resources and Worksheets

Community Resources List

Community mental health resources and supports can be incredibly helpful as an addition to therapy. These resources provide individuals with a wide range of options and opportunities to receive support and guidance. For instance, support groups offer a space for individuals to connect with others who may be facing similar challenges, allowing them to share experiences and gain a sense of belonging. Additionally, community resources often provide education and information about mental health, which can empower individuals to better understand their own conditions and develop coping strategies. Furthermore, community mental health supports, such as crisis hotlines or drop-in centers, offer immediate assistance and a sense of safety during times of distress. By accessing these resources alongside therapy, individuals can benefit from a holistic approach to mental health, receiving ongoing support, and expanding their network of support systems.

Affective Communication

Using "I statements" and "I hear" can greatly enhance communication between partners in a relationship. "I statements" help in expressing one's own feelings and thoughts without blaming or criticizing the other person. By using phrases like "I feel" or "I think," individuals can assert their emotions without making the other person defensive. This promotes understanding, empathy, and openness in the relationship. Additionally, the use of "I hear" helps in active listening and validating the other person's perspective. It shows that you are actively engaged in the conversation and willing to understand their point of view. This approach fosters mutual respect and strengthens the bond between partners, creating a healthier and more harmonious relationship overall.

Anxiety Challenger Question

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be an effective approach in managing anxiety. It involves identifying and challenging negative thoughts that contribute to anxiety. To help externalize and challenge these thoughts, six simple questions have been derived from CBT for this worksheet. These questions aim to provide individuals with a tool to examine their anxious thoughts more objectively. The six questions serve as a guide to challenge distorted thinking patterns and replace them with more realistic and positive thoughts.

Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions have a profound impact on anxiety levels, affecting the way individuals perceive and interpret their experiences. This handout provides a comprehensive list of these distortions, which are common thinking patterns that can contribute to heightened anxiety. By recognizing and understanding these distortions, individuals can gain insight into how their thoughts may be contributing to their anxiety symptoms.