Self-Silencing Worksheet for Women

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Studies consistently show higher incidences of depression among women and demonstrated one of the reasons to be self-silencing. An attempt to make oneself silent over the points where one needs to express emotions, desire, or a requirement just because of gender role socialization and fear of damaging the relationship.  

What Are the Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) attempts to work on destructive thought patterns like expressing oneself will damage the relationship even if keeping it to oneself is more damaging. Thus, replacing the negative thoughts with realistic ones will help people experience the associated genuine emotions, not the negative ones, and will not develop mental health issues.

How Will This Worksheet Help you?

This worksheet will help women who used to self-silent themselves and suffer internalizing issues like low self-esteem and compromised mental health. It will enable them to understand the consequences of their approach and guide them to develop a healthier one. 

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet is helpful for women to replace their negative approach or thought process with a positive one to manage social interactions. 

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