Tyranny of should worksheet
What is the theory behind this worksheet on Tyranny of should worksheet?
The Tyranny of Should worksheet is based on the theory that individuals feel the pressure to perform well and avoid making mistakes, leading to unrelenting standards, often known as Shoulds and Musts. Shoulds are tyrants: They control our emotional and behavioral responses and interfere with day-to-day functioning
How will the worksheet help?
The Tyranny of Should worksheet helps the client cognitively evaluate their thinking error of “shoulds” and aids in modifying this error. It can be done by challenging negative cognitions in light of concrete evidence. This worksheet can thus contribute to more realistic thinking, pertaining to giving the self some room for error when it comes to making mistakes.
How to use the worksheet?
The worksheet can help clients identify their shoulds and musts, and then further evaluate their shoulds objectively through evidence testing. This will enable them to challenge their faulty assumptions. The therapist is to help the client do the worksheet once in therapy sessions, and this worksheet can be given as homework assignment.
You can download this worksheet here.