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Reappraisal training can help hugely in coping with difficult experiences

Reappraisal (changing the meaning we give to experiences) has been repeatedly shown to be one of the most effective ways we have to regulate our emotions.  It's one of the star components of effective emotion-regulation, coping-skill toolkits ... and it's important to realise that these toolkits can be very helpful (De Castella, 2017).  Reappraisal is important across a variety of difficult states ... depression (Cheng, 2017), anxiety (Goldin, 2017), anger, interpersonal conflict, minor hassles (Richardson, 2017), and major life difficulties.

Introduction & monitoring

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. - Benjamin Disraeli

Here are a series of forms that I use almost every session with clients, or for screening and orientation at the start of therapy:

Introduction & monitoring

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Here are a series of forms that I use almost every session with clients, or for screening and orientation at the start of therapy:

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