Subjective Units of Distress Worksheet

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Understanding our emotions and stress levels can be crucial for managing our well-being when we face challenging situations. This worksheet is designed to help individuals gauge their emotional and stress responses to various stimuli or situations.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

The foundation of this worksheet is rooted in several psychological theories, with a significant emphasis on the concept of Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS), which originates from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). SUDS is an integral tool that allows individuals to rate their level of distress or anxiety on a scale, typically ranging from 0 to 100. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet is a practical tool for individuals to recognise and quantify their distress levels in various situations. By regularly utilising this worksheet, you can identify patterns in your emotional responses and triggers, leading to a deeper understanding of your stressors.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

To make the most out of this worksheet, reflect on recent events or situations that have evoked emotional responses. Rate your level of distress for each situation using the SUDS method, where 0 represents no distress at all, and 100 signifies the highest possible distress. It’s important to consider the context of your feelings, noting what specifically about the situation caused your emotional response.

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