DBT Managing emotions worksheet


What is the theory behind this worksheet?

Managing emotions means choosing when and how to express the emotions we feel.

 The underlying theories for this worksheet lie with the principles of:

Emotional Intelligence- focused on understanding and managing emotions”.

Therapies may include:

  • CBT- emphasis on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Managing emotions involves the principles of identifying and challenging distorted thoughts and developing healthier thought patterns.
  • Mindfulness and Awareness- encourages mindfulness and awareness of the emotions by exploring the deeper layers of emotional experiences.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-the purpose of DBT is skill-building in areas of emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. Here, particularly it assists in acknowledging and accepting challenging emotions.

How will this worksheet help you?    

This worksheet aims to help individuals

  • Recognize and label emotions accurately.
  • Self-regulation– the ability to experience your thoughts, feelings, and emotions and the way one is going to respond.
  • Develop skills to manage their emotions constructively.

How should you use this worksheet?

Individuals and therapists can use this worksheet as it is a practical tool to identify and develop skills to manage emotions. You just simply have to write the answers to the questions and mark a tick in the block where the yes or no situation is mentioned.

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