Trauma Based Therapy Worksheet
What is the theory behind this Trauma Based Therapy Worksheet?
Trauma is an intense negative reaction to a serious event in one’s life where they feel physically, emotionally and mentally threatened. It has both short term and long term consequences that are addressed in trauma based therapy. Individuals are taught to deal with the resulting emotions and underlying painful thoughts and memories to help them lead healthier lives.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help clients who are seeking help for trauma to visualise a peaceful and happy place as a means of coping with negative and intrusive thoughts and emotions related to their trauma. This activity will help them associate their senses with their visualisation of a happy place that makes them feel calm and at peace.
How to use the worksheet?
This worksheet can be used in individual or group therapy counselling sessions. Instruct the client to think of a real or imaginary place that makes them happy or gives them a sense of calm. Tell them to visualise themselves as actually being there and then fill out the information regarding their sensory experience in that place.
You can download this worksheet here.