Goodbye Letter Worksheet

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Grief is a reaction to any form of loss and is not limited to feelings of sadness. It can also involve guilt, anger, and regret.

A goodbye letter is normally used to aid in the grieving process mostly by helping children and adolescents process their loss.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT for grief works by helping individuals become more aware of their negative thought patterns that could lead to behaviors that make it difficult to process grief.

  1. Grief Counseling/ Bereavement Therapy

This is a form of therapy intended to help individuals cope with loss following major life events.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

Writing a goodbye letter will help you build positive meaning associated with your loss and begin to move toward closure.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used by individuals (especially children and adolescents) who have difficulty discussing their loss.

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