Denial Patterns Worksheet

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Denial is a type of defense mechanism that involves ignoring the reality of a situation to avoid anxiety. If you are in denial, it means you are struggling to accept something that seems overwhelming or stressful.

Denial patterns are often used by individuals to suppress true feelings and maintain a defensive approach to change. 

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Psychodynamic Therapy

This therapy helps individuals learn to recognize and identify defense mechanisms like denial and helps improve an individual’s self-awareness to understand their own behavior. Psychodynamic therapy also evaluates patterns individuals develop over time. 

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is used to help individuals overcome their denial tendencies and patterns. The aim of CBT is to empower individuals to help themselves in difficult situations.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you recognize denial patterns by developing defense mechanisms to enable you to cope. This worksheet will also help you face your fear in a healthy and productive way.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used by individuals who have difficulty identifying what they are feeling or suppressing their true feelings.

This is a self-evaluation worksheet to help you recognize and change your denial patterns.

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Very Well Mind. (© 2022). Denial as a Defense Mechanism. Available at: [Accessed December 16, 2022]