Therapy Worksheet for Adults with Depression

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What is the theory behind this Therapy Worksheet for Adults with Depression?

Depression is a common mental disorder that is characterised by persistent and extreme levels of sadness and low mood that causes not just mental but physical symptoms as well. It severely inhibits a person’s ability to feel pleasure or feel motivated to do anything. As part of therapeutic recovery people with depression are encouraged to maintain a self care routine among other things, to manage their symptoms. 

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will help clients with depression to highlight some easy and doable self-care activities that they can commit to for a week. It will help them become habitual of prioritising their health, something that often goes neglected. Doing small achievable self care acts everyday can also help them feel a sense of achievement which can improve their mood. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to write down 3 self-care activities that they can manage to do easily everyday. Tell them to write the benefits of doing those activities to act as motivations to continue doing them. Instruct them to use the tracker  for accountability and also write down how they feel by the end of the day. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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