These worksheets were created by me to help clients explore Values, Narratives and the space for new Behavior to be chosen. They can be used individually or with more than one, with each person filling it out for the other, as a prompt for conversation and/or to each fill out and then discuss after. They are not a substitute for therapy but can be helpful for personal growth, asking new questions and as preparation for engaging in services.
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Trauma and Recovery
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Step-by-Step Guide for Dealing with Sexual Assault: legal and personal considerations
Books listed here are for personal growth, being challenged by new ideas and support in your personal journeys of flexibly responding with life.
– Kirk Strosahl and Patricia J. Robinson
- A great self-paced workbook using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as guide for working through depression.
- Can be used with individual therapy as well, to provide additional support and answer questions as they come up.
– John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert
- For working through anxiety and issues related to it, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Filled with worksheets and exercises to be done on your time, this is a great resource for personal growth.
- Can be used with individual therapy for additional support.
– Wyatt Evans and Robyn Walser
- A profoundly important help for anyone dealing with moral injury, where the role you’ve held has forced you into making decisions that go against deeply held moral beliefs and ways of seeing the world. While primarily connected to soldiers in combat situations, moral injury is also associated with medical professionals and anyone struggling with identity issues related to impossible ethical choices.
- Can be used along with individual therapy to help with difficulties that may arise and address needs as they develop.
“Radical Acceptance” – Tara Brach
- A profoundly important guide to living in the moment, pausing in the present, and appreciating the lack of shaming judgment that such stillness brings. The past still matters and we are still aware of moving into the future, but doing so from a solid ground of reflection and humility will bring peace rather than anxiety over what could have been or what should happen. A powerful help for any struggling through depression, anxiety and for any wishing to live a fuller life.
“Fierce Conversations” – Susan Scott
- Written primarily for the business leader, the principles within are excellent for all of us as we seek to increase the quality of our dialogue and pursue greater authenticity in our relationships.
– John M. Gottman
- A primary resource for couples who want to delve into their marriage and set up new behavioral and emotional habits for a healthy life together. Can be used individually, but best worked through together.
- Can be used along with couples therapy to address questions, clarify issues and support continuing healthy dialogue.
– Eric Greitens
- Written as a set of letters providing wisdom and reflection to a young person working through life, this book is a profoundly important work for personal growth filled with things to contemplate on every page. While written from a military perspective, anyone can read this and find support for helping life a more aware and examined life.
“The Problem of the Soul” – Owen Flanagan
- Dualism, the idea that there are separate substances in reality like mind/body or spirit/physical, is so pervasive in our thinking that we often don’t realize the limitations it places on our thoughts/behavior. Flanagan offers a path through this that is personally freeing.
“How Emotions Are Made” – Lisa Feldman Barrett
- Ever wondered where those emotions come from or why you call them by certain names? Barrett offers a stunning reversal of the notion that emotions are particular things we experience. Instead, emotions are labels we give to our experiences, a combination of internal and external environmental changes. How we express what we feel is far more about those labels than being overwhelmed by a particular emotion.
- Behind Conspiracies Are the Patterns We Create to Feel in Control
- Anxiety is Obnoxious and Mindful Acceptance Can Help
- Sleep is the Cornerstone of Healthy Habits
- The Secret to Self-Care
- Self-Control Is A Conversation With Who You Wish To Be
- Getting Buy-In for a Vision
- Weaving A Story of Food and Acceptance