Emotions are reactions that human beings experience in response to events or situations. They are often triggered and involve three distinct components;
- Subjective experiences – universal emotions experienced by everyone, e.g., anger.
- Physiological response during an emotion. E.g., sweaty palms
- Behavioral or expressive responses such as smiling to indicate happiness.
Physiological and behavioral changes in the body typically accompany emotions.
What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?
- 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.
- Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERT)
ERT is a person-centered approach to dealing with the affective regulation of one’s emotional state by helping individuals identify, acknowledge, and describe their emotions.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals identify and change negative thoughts and associated behaviors.
Cognitive reappraisal is an intervention used in CBT to acknowledge negative emotions and, with time, replace them with positive emotions that are less provoking.
How Will This Worksheet Help You?
This worksheet will help individuals understand how to regulate or control emotions and use them optimally.
How Should You Use This Worksheet?
This worksheet should be used by individuals who cannot regulate or keep emotions within an acceptable range.
This worksheet can also be used in a group setting or during individual therapy as an evaluation tool to gain emotional awareness and tolerance and learn to catch your immediate emotional reaction.
You can download this worksheet here.
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Very Well Mind. (© 2023). Emotions and Types of Emotional Responses. Available at: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-are-emotions-2795178. [Accessed February 22, 2023]