Coping with Visual Hallucinations Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Coping with Visual Hallucinations Worksheet?

Hallucinations are a common symptom of mental illness that cause psychosis such as schizophrenia. Among the many treatment strategies used to help people with hallucinations is using distraction techniques. These distraction techniques can be behavioural, psychological or physical. Clients are taught to make conscious efforts to distract themselves through whatever means that works for them whenever they have hallucinations. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet can help clients who have been suffering with hallucinations to track down which distraction techniques worked for them and which did not using a rating system. This can help them plan effective coping strategies against their hallucinations and manage their condition. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to keep a record of which distraction techniques they have used. They have to rate each on a scale of 1 – 10 basedon how much they helped in managing or ignoring their hallucinations. Once a list has been compiled it can be used to plan effective coping strategies based on what works and what does not. 

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