Emotion Myths Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Emotion Myths Worksheet?

We develop false beliefs about how emotion should be felt and expressed based on overt and covert messages that the society around us passes on. These are called emotion myths and they significantly impact the way we process, feel, and regulate our emotions. Among other things, identifying and debunking these emotional myths is a part of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will highlight some common emotion myths that are prevalent in our society today. Individuals will be required to challenge these myths which will help them shift their perspective and prompt them to think about why these myths do not have a credible basis. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet is to be used as part of emotion regulation training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. It can also be used in group therapy sessions to initiate discussions on emotion myths and challenging statements.  Individuals are required to read through the common emotion myths and write a statement that challenges them. 

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