DBT Daily Self-Care Worksheet

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Self-care is providing adequate attention to your physical and psychological wellness. It can also be defined as anything you do on your own to maintain or improve your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health.

Daily self-care routine in DBT skills training allows you to connect with your emotional well-being, especially in times of distress. 

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) 

This is a type of talking therapy treatment specifically adapted to treat individuals who suffer from extremely intense emotions.

DBT treatment is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and is used to help struggling individuals identify and positively change negative thinking patterns.

  1. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

This is a talking therapy that is used to help individuals manage problems by changing the way they think and behave. Engaging in self-care has been shown to improve one’s mood and increase the ability to cope with stress and negative emotions.

  1. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)

This is a type of psychotherapy that combines cognitive therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. Individuals are taught to recognize their own behavioral patterns and change them, thus improving self-care.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals engage in daily self-care routines to improve one’s mood and increase their ability to cope with stress and negative emotions such as anxiety, sadness, and anger.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used as a way to practice daily self-care routines and activities in order to promote health, prevent disease, and cope better with illness.

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