Anger and Resentment in Recovery Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Anger and Resentment in Recovery Worksheet?

Anger and resentment are basically feelings of bitterness and displeasure toward any individual. When we get hurt by someone, it is essential to make peace with what happened by processing our emotions. Holding grudges can act as a barrier in moving forward in life. Letting go of negative feelings towards other people is an important part of recovery and healing from traumatic life events.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet focuses on emotional processing, which is found to be an evidence-based technique to resolve negative feelings and improve interpersonal relationships. It is important for individuals to resolve their conflicts and to let out all the anger they hold on towards a specific individual. This worksheet will help clients understand their interpersonal feelings and let go of resentment.

How to use the worksheet?

The worksheet contains self-evaluative questions to promote insight about the source of anger or resentment. Moreover, pros and cons of holding resentment are to be written to assess its negative impact. The last part of the worksheet includes the experiential technique of letter writing to process what happened and the emotions associated with the distressing event.  

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