What is the theory behind this Cognitive behavioural (CBT) Art Therapy Worksheets?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims to identify maladaptive thinking patterns, faulty beliefs and learned unhelpful behaviours that contribute to emotional and behavioural disturbances. Combining CBT with Art Therapy is an effective way to allow individuals to identify the patterns of their cognitive processes as expressed in their art.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will help clients to visualise what they consider to be their happy place. Something they think about often in bad times as means of escaping their troubles. This worksheet will help them visualise their imaginations using drawings and colours.
How to use the worksheet?
This worksheet can be taught to clients as a coping strategy that they can use whenever they feel low or down. It can be used in group sessions as ice breakers. Individuals have to draw their happy place, a place that they often mentally escape to in hard times as a means of seeking peace and comfort.
Art Therapy Worksheets: Cognitive behavioural (CBT) Art Therapy Worksheets to Improve a bad mood
Close your eyes and visualise your happy place. The place you escape to find solace and comfort when times get tough.
A) Open your eyes and describe what you see. How is it different from the mood you currently have?
B) What impact does the happy place have on your mood?
Part 2: Draw yourself in your happy place. Use any materials you like. Use any form of art you prefer.
Rosal, L. M. (2018). Cognitive-behavioral art therapy : from behaviorism to the third wave. Routledge.
You can download this worksheet here.