Dealing with emotions in recovery worksheet

What is the theory behind this worksheet?

The underlying theories for this worksheet lie with the principles:

  • Emotional Intelligence- focused on understanding and managing emotions
  • Mindfulness and awareness – encourages mindfulness and awareness of one’s own emotions

Therapies may include:

  • Emotion-focused therapy- emphasizes recognizing, understanding, and expressing emotions.
  • Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)- focuses on developing awareness of thoughts, feelings and accepting them without judgment, and utilizing mindfulness techniques to prevent relapse.

How will this worksheet help you?    

This worksheet aims to empower individuals by enhancing 

  • Emotional awareness
  • Providing a practical tool to manage emotions
  • Reinforcing relapse-preventing strategies.

How should you use this worksheet?

Individuals and therapists can use this worksheet as it is a practical tool that aims to foster self-reflection, encouraging individuals in recovery to assess their progress, address challenges, build a robust support system, prioritize self-care, and set meaningful and achievable goals.

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