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3 positive psychology exercises

Download 3 Free Positive Psychology Exercises (PDF)

Enhance wellbeing with these free, science-based exercises that draw on the latest insights from positive psychology.

emotion regulation

21 Emotion Regulation Worksheets & Strategies

As humans, we will never have complete control over what we feel, but we have a lot more influence over how we feel than you [...]

Interactive Guided Imagery Therapy

What is Interactive Guided Imagery Therapy? (Incl. Scripts)

Interactive Guided ImagerySM (IGISM) is a specific type of guided imagery (a practice relying on visualization) overseen by the Academy for Guided Imagery. Guided imagery [...]

Ashamed

Why Shame and Guilt Are Functional For Mental Health

Shame and guilt are two self-conscious emotions that everyone will feel several times throughout their lives. These are generally negative emotions that make people feel [...]

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

7+ Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Worksheets

How do we deal with trauma? We all encounter trauma of one kind or another, but we are generally adept at coping with our mini-traumas. [...]

Mental Health Emergencies

28 Mental Health Games, Activities & Worksheets (& PDF)

Mental health is an important thing to talk about, but it can sometimes feel very uncomfortable. Despite this, increasing mental health awareness is crucial as [...]

Advantages of Healthy Boundaries

How to Set Healthy Boundaries & Build Positive Relationships

Healthy boundaries define what is appropriate behavior in our relationships – behavior that keeps both parties safe. And setting healthy boundaries is crucial for self-care [...]

interpersonal skills

Interpersonal Effectiveness: 9 Worksheets & Examples (+ PDF)

What is the most important skill a person can have? There is a myriad of skills that can be added to our repertoire, enhanced, and [...]

Wheel of emotions

The Emotion Wheel: What It Is and How to Use It [+PDF]

Can you guess how many emotions a human can experience? A study by The Greater Good Science Center suggests there are 27 distinct emotions – [...]

Self-Compassion Exercises

8 Powerful Self-Compassion Exercises & Worksheets (+ PDF)

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama We know about the importance of love and compassion for others. [...]

52 Weeks of Self Reflection

87 Self-Reflection Questions for Introspection [+Exercises]

Have you ever thought about your own thoughts or questioned your mental processes? Do you sometimes take time to clarify your values in a moment [...]