Goodbye letter to addiction worksheet

What is the theory behind this worksheet?

Addiction is the persistent or intense urge to do or use something. The underlying theories may include: 

  • Person-centered therapy (by Carl Rogers)- which emphasizes empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness. And elements of CBT- explore the interplay between thoughts, feelings,s, and behaviors

Therapy may include:

  • Expressive therapies- help individuals to explore and communicate their personal experiences. In the context of this worksheet, it would offer a structured way for individuals to express their feelings and intentions towards addiction.
  • CBTexplores the interplay between thoughts, feelings,and behaviors, and letter writing may include cognitive restructuring elements, where individuals challenge distorted thoughts and express their commitment to positive change.

How will this worksheet help you?  

This worksheet aims to help individuals  

  • To map out key moments in their addiction journey
  • Emotional expression 
  • Envisioning a positive future.

How should you use this worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by individuals who want to reflect on their addiction journey and now finally set the stage for positive change and growth in their recovery journey.

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