The following are resources I use in my therapeutic practice. These resources can be used for people of all ages but are more geared to assist adolescents. Many of these resources have been modified and adopted to fit my personal philosophy and what I believe my clients need most. Please use with caution.
Diary Cards can be really awesome tools for clients benefiting from DBT therapy. DBT therapy has been helpful for people struggling with regulating their emotions and finding healthy coping skills. This version of the card has been modified for a more simple everyday use. The DBT skills referenced on the card can be taught in therapy or through the DBT links linked on the resources page.
Diary cards or mood trackers can also be really helpful for people who want to track their mood and develop more awareness. Diary cards and mood trackers can show what time of the day you feel certain emotions and what coping skills you tried or did not try to help you manage your emotions. Also, it helps you identify what affects your mood. When we know "what" we can begin learning the "why" in therapy or safe places that offers us deeper reflection.
Guided Reflection: Wounds Adopted from the book "Be Healed"
Understanding our wounds and giving a name to them offers us the opportunity to open ourselves up to healing. Without understaning and putting a name to our experience, we are left confused, isolated in our own hurt, stuck in damaging cycles, and perturbed by our own weaknesses, and lingering hopelessness.
This guided reflection can help you not only better understand what wounds have plagued you but what virtues you can grow in. The great philosopher Thomas Aquainas once said "Happiness is secured through virtue; it is as good attained by man's own will." Therefore, happiness can be achieved the more we turn our wounds into virtues.