Self-talk Worksheet: Changing from Negative to Positive

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What is the theory behind this Self-talk Worksheet: Changing from Negative to Positive?

Self-talk includes all the thoughts that go through our mind targeting our own intentions and actions. Even if one is aware of them or not, self talk has the potential to heavily influence how one processes any event. Negative self talk will bring you down and cause stress, anxiety and depression to build up. Whereas, positive self talk will lift you up and motivate, encourage and empower you. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide important information to clients about the negative and positive influence of self talk. It can help them become more aware of their own self-talk so that they can identity and challenge the negative ones to replace them with helpful positive ones. 

How to use the worksheet?

This information handout can be used as part of psychoeducation for clients struggling with stress, anxiety or depression. They can use the handout as a reminder of becoming self-aware of their self-talk so that it does not worsen their condition. Instruct the clients to go through the handout and try challenging their thoughts with the given questions to discuss in the next session. 

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