What is the theory behind this Mental health coping skills worksheet?
This coping flashcard is developed by Jeffrey E. Young, founder of schema therapy. The fear of failure is a belief that may develop after a traumatic past event or criticisms from primary caregivers or other significant relationships. This deeply rooted belief refrains an individual from achieving their goals and further leading up to other mental health problems
How will the worksheet help?
The aim of this worksheet is to help the client with fear of failing in having an instant access to the coping strategy that they devised during therapy sessions. Whenever this belief is triggered, the clients have to only look at the flashcard and they will be able to work on it effectively.
How to use this worksheet?
Fill the spaces below with appropriate responses wth the help of your therapist. Describe your feelings,triggers, your belief, its origin, distortion, negative view as well as the healthy coping response. Use it as a take-home reminder
Mental health coping skills worksheet
(Fear of failure)
‘’Currently I am feeling ‘scared to study for mid-term’ because ‘I am unable to memorize this stuff and will not clear my exam’ but this is my ‘fear of failure’ that developed through ‘my highly criticizing parents’ but in reality ‘I am a very hard working student’ the evidence to prove this reality is ‘my good scores in previous exams’
Instead of acting upon my feeling of ‘procrastinating’ i will perform the healthy action which is ‘start studying at the right time with a proper timetable’ “
Morrison, N. (2000). SCHEMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR COMPLEX LONG-STANDING PROBLEMS: A SINGLE CASE STUDY. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 28(3), 269-283. doi:10.1017/S1352465800003076
Young, J. E., Klosko, J. S., & Weishaar, M. E. (2003). Schema therapy: A practitionerʹs guide. The Guilford Press.
You can download this worksheet here.