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Handouts
New information helps us try things in new ways with a focus on creating what we want in our lives.  Look over the handouts and see what speaks to you.  Print them off and bring them to your session with questions or for discussion.  

ADDICTION & SUBSTANCE ABUSE
12 Steps
Action Plan Guidelines
Action Plan: If I Relapse
Addiction Recovery Homework
Alcoholism Patterns and Symptoms
Effects of Marijuana Usage
High Risk Situations
List of Triggers
Triggers

CO-DEPENDENCY
Codependency Packet:
This includes the following: 
Information Sheet on Co-dependency
Moving Beyond Co-dependency
Boundaries and Circles

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Anti-Procrastination Sheet
Cognitive Behavioral Packet includes the following handouts:  
Common Self Defeating Beliefs
Cognitive Distortions
The Ladder of Emotions
Identifying New Beliefs Worksheet
Climbing the Ladder of Emotions 
Disputing Irrational Beliefs
Examples of Cognitive Distortions in a Thought
Positive Thinking and Negative Thinking​
Relationship Journal Exercise
Untwist Your Thinking
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Why Moods Magnify

COMMUNICATION

Assertiveness 
Barriers to Communication 
Be Impeccable with Your Word: Exercise
Five Secrets of Effective Communication
I Feel Statements
Non Verbal Communication Exercise
Positive Communication
Respectful Communication
The Four Agreements

EMOTIONS 
15 Things to Give Up to be Happy
Anxiety and Guilt
Emotion Words - A List
Healthy Emotional Release
Stages of Grief
The Energy Wheel - Organizing Various States of Mind

FORGIVENESS
Forgiveness using the REACH model
Four Stages of Forgiveness

RELATIONSHIPS
Archetypes
Gottman's Sound Relationship House
How to Keep Love Going Strong - Gottman
The Scorpion and the Frog

STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
Clear the Mind, Center in the Body
Deep Breathing Exercise
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Diaphragmatic Breathing
Hand Massage
Stress Busters

SELF COMPASSION 
Building a Compassionate Image
Changing Your Critical Self Talk
Compassionate Letter Writing - Gilbert Version
Compassionate Letter Writing - Neff Version
Hugging Practice
Letting Go of Our Self Definitions
Mindful Awareness with Shifting Attention 
Mindfulness in Daily Life
Mindfully Working with Pain
Neuroscience of Self-esteem, Self-criticism​​
Noting Practice
Resilience ​​​
Seeing Yourself as You Are
Self Compassion: Important Concepts
Self Compassion Questions
Self Worth
Three Chair Method: Criticizer, Criticized and Compassionate Observer
​What is Self Compassion?

SELF-MOTIVATION
Creating Your Own Luck
Success Formula by Zig Ziglar
Self Care Basics 

SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of Mania

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Accomplishment Anchor
Accomplishment - Three Columns
Acts of Kindness
Engagement
Fast Forward - Purpose
Gratitude Visit
Humor Diary
Increase Your Grit
Positive Communication
Positive Emotions - Playlist
Positivity Portfolio
Reframing Your Work
Savoring the Accomplishment
Savoring
Three Ways to Be Good to Yourself