Stress reduction worksheets
What is the theory behind this worksheet?
This worksheet is based on a CBT approach, meant to help clients understand how certain thinking and behavior patterns can increase stress levels and new patterns can help them identify stress triggers in order to be able to deal with stressful situations in a more effective way (Sahranavard et al., 2018).
How will the worksheet help
The following worksheet will help clients identify what stressful situations are bothering them the most and encourage them to find better solutions to their problems through new thinking and behavior patterns?
How to use the worksheet
Many people have stressful things in their life that are difficult or completely impossible to change. However, some stressors are actually situational and in our control, although we might not realize it immediately. So any efforts made to reduce stress can have a positive impact on your mental health (Lau, 2022).
Look at the following statements and rate each one in terms of how stressful each situation is to you (1 = mildly stressful, and 10 = very stressful). Then, write down something that you can do to reduce this stress.
You can download this worksheet here.
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Sahranavard, S., Esmaeili, A., Dastjerdi, R., & Salehiniya, H. (2018). The effectiveness of stress-management-based cognitive-behavioral treatments on anxiety sensitivity, positive and negative affect and hope. BioMedicine, 8(4), 23. https://doi.org/10.1051/bmdcn/2018080423
Dealing with Situational Stress | North Central Behavioral Health Services. (2022, August 2). Ncbhs.org. https://www.ncbhs.org/blog/dealing-situational-stress