ACT for Psychosis Worksheet

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This worksheet is designed as a tool for individuals experiencing psychosis or caregivers looking to support someone in their journey towards recovery. Psychosis can be a challenging and often misunderstood condition characterised by changes in the way a person thinks, feels, and perceives the world.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

The foundation of this worksheet is built on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that emphasises accepting what is out of one’s personal control and committing to action that enriches one’s life. In the context of psychosis, ACT helps individuals to observe their thoughts and feelings without judgment, reducing the impact and influence of distressing symptoms. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet is designed to guide you through the principles of ACT, helping you to understand and apply these principles in the context of psychosis. By working through the exercises, you will learn how to accept your experiences, differentiate yourself from your symptoms, and commit to actions aligned with your values. The goal is not to eliminate symptoms but to build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of the challenges posed by psychosis.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet is a starting point for engaging with ACT principles in the context of psychosis.It can be used independently or alongside therapy as a complement to your ongoing treatment. Begin by reading through each section and then thoughtfully answering the prompts in the provided table. Regularly practicing the exercises and reflecting on your responses can enhance your understanding of ACT principles and their application to managing psychosis.

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