Self-Silencing and Mental Health Worksheet

Self-silencing is a phenomenon that covers one’s potential to put the needs of others first, censor or repress one’s emotions, and judge oneself by external factors or standards. It eventually leads to the loss of self and vulnerability to suffering from mental health challenges like depression

What Are the Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tackles erroneous thought patterns like others’ mind reading producing negative thoughts and worst assumptions as catastrophizing, such as saying something will lead to a breakup. However, CBT aims to alter these negative thought patterns associated with negative emotional expressions like chills, sweating, hot flashes, trembling or shaking, etc. Thus, this change of thought changes emotions that will bring the respective change in negative behavior from avoidance to silencing oneself.

How Will This Worksheet Help you?

This worksheet will help people who prefer self-silencing to save their relationship and suffer inherently to replace their thoughts associated with this behavior when it damages their self-esteem and mental health. It helps them think positively, experience positive emotions, and interact effectively.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet is helpful for people who find themselves more prone to self-silencing without finding it an effective behavior. It will guide them to replace this negative approach or thought process with a positive one for managing mental health challenges. 

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