This one-page mindfulness exercise focuses on physical sensations. It helps clients capture the experience on paper, grounding them in a safe place, i.e. something tangible. Providers can later visually see the client’s work, celebrate their efforts, and offer guidance when needed.
This 4-page worksheet helps people in recovery maneuver through difficult moments: cravings, triggers, and stress. It’s serious, it’s funny, and it’s worth reading.
Relapse is life’s way of letting you know your recovery plan needs tweaking. It’s not about what you did wrong. It’s about what you need to change.
We sleep. We spend a third of our lives doing it, but it’s still a mystery. Why do we sleep? Why do we dream? Why is sleep architecture so complicated, with different stages and physical changes? And if the need for downtime is so innate and deeply driven, why do we suffer from insomnia? Despite the […]
Written for addiction counselors, this humored quiz is a great platform to introduce themes like denial and coping skills.
This “Find-the-difference” CBT puzzle features a problem with lots of solutions. It’s good for a little fun with groups, as well as an interesting way to introduce brain-storming and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Bipolar disorder, also called manic depressive disorder, is a mental illness that produces unusual extremes of emotion. These mood states are severe enough to cause problems in the sufferer’s life. Read on for more information. Does having mood swings mean you have bipolar disorder? Not necessarily. We all have natural fluctuations in our mood. There’ll […]
Think of life as a spectrum: on one end you’ve got the worse-case outcome. That’s where most anxious people lean when they consider their future. But if you’re going to invest energy into the worst outcome, you should invest that same energy into best-case scenario. You can’t have one without the other.