Self-Care Assessment

Use this assessment to check-in with yourself to see how you're doing with self-care. Self-care activities are the things that we do to maintain our mental, physical, spiritual, and professional well-being. You’ll find that many of the activities listed below are ones that you already do in your daily routine. In this assessment, you will … Continue reading Self-Care Assessment

My Favorite Books and Resources as a Professional Counselor

This is a list of books and workbooks for mental health professionals. I put them into categories: meaning; relationships; Christian; habits; mindful eating; anxiety; trauma; happiness. I've used most of these when working with clients, they are informative and really help facilitate the process. Some of the worksheets in the books, I've had my clients … Continue reading My Favorite Books and Resources as a Professional Counselor

Journal Prompts: have a healthier relationship to food

Having a better relationship to food is about mindset, which takes unraveling the current messages you have been operating under and re-wiring the brain with messages that serve you. This all starts out with discovering your current messages and limiting beliefs. After completing these questions, go back through your answers and look for behavioral and … Continue reading Journal Prompts: have a healthier relationship to food

MINDFULNESS 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GROUNDING TECHNIQUE

This is a popular grounding technique for children to adults. This technique engages all 5 senses, which reminds you of the present moment, and builds awareness. This is a calming technique that can help you get through tough or stressful situations. Taking a deep belly breath at the beginning and end of this activity can … Continue reading MINDFULNESS 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GROUNDING TECHNIQUE

Mental Health Support and Lifelines

This is a list of national emergency resources for suicide prevention, substance abuse, disaster distress, domestic violence, child abuse, adult and elderly abuse. * Please note that this list may be subject to change as organizations, companies, and government update their websites and other information. * National Suicide Prevention Lifeline We can all help prevent … Continue reading Mental Health Support and Lifelines

Affirmations to Get Through a Crisis or Difficult Time

The types of thoughts that we have can make a big difference in the way that we handle going through a crisis or difficult time. An affirmation is a short and simple statement that can be used to bring subconscious thoughts conscious. As thoughts become conscious, we can begin to take control of our way … Continue reading Affirmations to Get Through a Crisis or Difficult Time

Free Positive Thoughts, Take One!

Print out and place this positive thoughts worksheet on your fridge, a bulletin board, work / office common area, etc... where ever you would like to choose a positive thought for the day. Share with your family, friends, and coworkers. You can tear off the positive thought that you would like to carry with you … Continue reading Free Positive Thoughts, Take One!

Feelings Wheel to Help You Identify Your Complex Emotions

How the feelings wheel works I think of the feelings wheel as a tree. The emotions on the edge of the circle are related to the primary emotions (or the emotions that we most commonly identify), which are in the very center. For example, when we feel confident and successful, we feel proud, and we … Continue reading Feelings Wheel to Help You Identify Your Complex Emotions

Better Understand Your Sleep

Whether your issues are with falling asleep, staying asleep or quality of sleep, you could look into some ways to keep track of it. Sleep tracking is similar to keeping a journal, it will aid with problem solving and identifying patterns around bedtime or daily routine. Better understand what is going on. When considering your … Continue reading Better Understand Your Sleep

“My Positive Attributes” Worksheet for Older Teens

A positive attributes worksheet to help identify and give thought to your positive qualities. Download and print. Print more than one worksheet because you have more than four positive attributes. We don't give enough thought to our positive attributes. Our brains tend to default towards negative self-talk, which can hold us down. We sometimes think … Continue reading “My Positive Attributes” Worksheet for Older Teens