Understanding PTSD Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Understanding PTSD Worksheet?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an intense long term reaction to being directly or indirectly exposed to traumatic events that threaten one’s emotional, physical and mental well-being. It is characterised by frequent  intrusive memories, flashbacks and nightmares of the said event along with anxious thoughts and feelings. Any traumatic event can cause an individual to experience trauma symptoms but when they become persistent and hinder one’s ability to function, it has to be diagnosed and treated as PTSD. 

How will the worksheet help? 

This worksheet will help clients seeking therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to understand the vicious cycle that maintains their PTSD symptoms. This worksheet will help them gain a better understanding of their condition which can give them a sense of control over their symptoms. 

How to use the worksheet? 

This worksheet can be used in the initial psychoeducation therapy sessions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Instruct the client to use the worksheet as a reminder of how they are in control of their condition. The therapist can also use it in sessions to take notes or help the client understand any related point. 

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