Higher Power Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Higher Power worksheet?

Religion and spirituality has a profound effect on an individual’s emotions, thoughts and actions. The belief in an all-encompassing higher power influences how one processes and reacts to the good and bad happenings in their lives. Many individuals rely on their religious beliefs as coping mechanisms in times of stress and despair. The attributes they assign to their higher power determines the kind of spiritual or religious rationale they use to explain difficult emotions such as anger,  guilt, shame and anxiety or painful situations.  

It is thus an important part of therapy to determine an individual’s religious or spiritual connection so that it can help customise their treatment plan and also give an idea about the effects of their beliefs on their thoughts and subsequent actions. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help a counsellor or therapist determine the religious and spiritual beliefs of their clients. This information can be useful in reaching a diagnosis, forming a deeper understanding of how their beliefs influence various aspects of their lives and customising a treatment plan that respects and values these beliefs. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet provides a series of questions which are related to the client’s religious or spiritual inclination. It is important that clients feel safe in their relationship with the therapist and do not feel like they have to hide their values or beliefs for the fear of being judged. 

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