Behavioural Activation Therapy Worksheet
What is the theory behind this Behavioural Activation Therapy Worksheet?
Behavioral Activation is an intervention majorly used to help depressed individuals with increasing day to day activities that can affect their mood positively. Oftentimes depressive symptoms lead individuals to neglect not just their daily responsibilities but any sort of positive or pleasurable activities. Behavioural activation helps them to identify the activities that can improve their mood and overall well being and start incorporating those in their daily schedules.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet is based on the process of exploring activities that one finds or used to find pleasurable before their depressive symptoms took over their life. ‘Pleasure’ activities include all activities that are done just for the sake of enjoyment or fun. Once a list has been formulated it can be incorporated in the Activity Schedule.
How to use the worksheet?
Instruct the client to think of and write down all activities that they find or used to find pleasurable. They can be anything such as their hobbies or interests or any social activities etc. When they write down the activity they also have to give it a pleasure rating of 1 – 10.
You can download this worksheet here.