Self-Silencing Cost and Benefit Analysis Worksheet

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Self-silencing, the attempt to suppress one’s emotions, needs, and desires due to external pressure or fear of damaging the relationship, has been recurrently found to be associated with mental and physical complications like depression and anxiety. 

What Are the Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help people who experience erroneous thought patterns or negative thoughts associated with an expression in a relationship, like a thought that will worsen the conflict. A change of thinking pattern results in a change in emotional expressions and helps an individual behave adaptively and effectively.

How Will This Worksheet Help you?

This worksheet will help people understand the role of self-silencing in their lives through cost-benefit analysis.  It will enable them to find the association of self-silencing with positive emotions and decide whether they need to practice it.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet is helpful for anyone struggling with self-silencing or helping someone who experiences it (a counselor or trainer can use it during their sessions). 

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