Emotional Awareness Worksheet

Emotion is a complex experience of consciousness, bodily sensation, and behavior that reflects the personal significance of a thing, event, or state of affairs. They are the glue that gives meaning to life, connecting us to other people.

Emotional awareness is the ability to identify and express what you are feeling from moment to moment and to understand the connection between feelings and actions. 

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERT) 

This is a person-centered approach to dealing with the affective regulation of one’s emotional state. ERT helps individuals identify, acknowledge, and describe their emotions. 

  1. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) 

DBT is a talking therapy adapted to treat individuals suffering from highly intense emotions. It is used to help individuals manage their problems by changing how they think and behave. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals understand how to recognize moment-to-moment experiences and learn to handle emotions without being overwhelmed.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used by individuals who;

  • act impulsively or say things they shouldn’t,
  • feel disconnected from their feelings or are emotionally numb,
  • have a hard time communicating with others and forming meaningful connections.

This worksheet can be used in a group setting or during individual therapy as an evaluation tool to learn how to recognize, manage, and deal with emotions. 

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