Healing trauma worksheet (PDF)

What is the theory behind this Healing trauma worksheet?

This worksheet is based on an evidence-based Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model that helps children and adolescents deal with emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems associated with experiencing traumatic events in their lives. It also addresses related concerns of the parents or caregivers. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help children or adolescents use mental imagery of a place they consider safe and comforting to be used as a relaxation or distraction technique when faced with reminders or memories of their traumatic past. 

It comprises of several components (PRACTICE): Psychoeducation, Relaxation, Affective regulation, Cognitive coping, Trauma Narrative, In-vivo mastery of trauma reminders, Conjoint sessions and Enhancing Future Safety and Development.

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used with children and adolescent who are recovering from trauma as well as those dealing with anxiety. It is to be used in conjunction with psychoeducation about multiple relaxation techniques and when and how to use them. 

Healing trauma worksheet (PDF)

Close your eyes. Take deep breaths. Now imagine a place that makes you happy. It can be real, or it can be imaginary. It can be anywhere in the universe. It just has to be a place that gives you a warm comforting feeling. Can you draw it?

My Safe Place is called ____________________________________

Is someone there with you? Who is it?What can you see?

What can you hearWhat can you feel?


Brown, E. J., Cohen, J. A., & Mannarino, A. P. (2020). Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy: The role of caregivers. Journal of Affective Disorders, 277, 39-45

Cohen, J. A., Mannarino, A. P., & Deblinger, E. (2017). Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents. Guilford Publications.

You can download this worksheet here.

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