Shame and Guilt Therapy Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Shame and Guilt Therapy Worksheet?

Guilt is a strong negative emotion that one feels when they think they did something wrong or something that goes against their values and morals. Shame is a step further from guilt and involves a deeper sense of insecurity and unworthiness relating to the self. They are not the same and an awareness about their differences can help in targeting each accordingly. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide information to clients about the differences between shame and guilt and what they can do to begin coping with them. It can be helpful in enhancing client’s understanding of their own emotions so that they can identify and name their feelings correctly. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used to educate the clients about the differences between shame and guilt so that they are better able to identify and name their emotions. Instruct them to read through the handout and revert back with any questions in the next session. 

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