Therapy Gratitude Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Therapy Gratitude Worksheet?

Practising gratitude along with other clinical interventions has shown to positively influence one’s overall wellbeing, self-esteem and resilience among many other aspects.. The state of thankfulness makes people appreciate the little things in life that may go unnoticed otherwise. It also allows them not to get influenced so easily by the negative factors trying to bring them down. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will guide clients on how to maintain a ‘Gratitude Jar’, as part of their coping toolbox against stress and depression. It will help them practise gratitude on a daily basis and act as a reminder of all the good things in their life to help move their focus away from their negative emotions. 

How to use the worksheet?

The activity in this worksheet can be used in individual and group counselling sessions for people of all ages. 

Follow the instructions as mentioned and make it a habit to fill the gratitude jar at least once daily or consistently on your own chosen schedule. 

Therapy Gratitude Worksheet

ActivityMaintaining a Gratitude Jar/Box
AgeAges 7 and above
PurposeGet into the habit of focusing on the good things in lifePractising gratitude on a daily basisHave a list of things to be grateful for handy in times of stress and low mood to help cheer up. 
MaterialsA jar/boxDecorating materials (if needed)PaperMarker/Pencil/Pen
InstructionsFind a box or a jar that you can reuse for this purposeDecorate it as you wish or simply label itWrite three things you are grateful for at the end of each day on  a piece of paper. It can be anything no matter how small.Fold it and place it inside the jar. Make it a habit to do this daily or every other day whichever suits you best as long as you remain consistent in your schedule. Whenever you feel particularly stressed or overwhelmed or low , pick out a paper at random from the and remind yourself of the good things in your life. 


Wood, A. M., et al., Gratitude and well-being: A review and theoretical integration, Clinical Psychology Review, 30(7), 890-905. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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