By now, you guys are aware that I am a big fan of versatile resources! I love when resources can be used in different ways. This resource is no different. With children aged 10-13, I would recommend using this resource as an emotional vocabulary task, where children can go through, highlight the emotions they already know, and then learn about the ones that are unfamiliar to them. This helps them becomes more aware of the range of emotions that they can experience, and that others can experience.
For adolescents/adults, I use this emotion list with the weekly timetable. Again, this can be used in a number of ways, but I mainly use it for two purposes. The first purpose is a 'mood diary' where I may ask clients to diarise the emotions they feel, so that I can obtain a clear understanding of their experiences. After a few sessions, I may use this as a homework task, where I ask clients to check in with their emotions and note how they are feeling. If they experience a negative emotion such as anger, they write it down. They then check in with their feelings in an hour and note whether their emotions have changed or remained the same. This gives them an indication that they have allowed their emotions to 'overtake' them for an extended period of time, therefore bringing awareness to their emotions. They then attempt to engage in a coping strategy or 'feel good' activity to help alleviate their mood/feelings. Please feel free to only print the pages of this resource that you require! For example, if you are using this resource in a clinical setting, you may only need the emotion lists and the timetable.
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