CBT Dublin – Free Downloadable Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Worksheets/Handouts

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Scroll down for PDF extracts from the CBTandFeelingGood.com workshops / workbooks  – for you to use as a self-help resource.

Note to therapists: © Veronica Walsh, no re-print or distribution without permission – but ask me if you’d like to use them with your clients, I bet I’ll say yes! (scroll down to make a request through a reply/comment here on this post, or email me at veronica@CBTandFeelingGood.com).

Knowing and understanding the theory of CBT is very important. But on it’s own its not enough to make really effective and lasting changes. For CBT to truly work you need to APPLY APPLY APPLY. And APPLY again. You don’t learn to ride a bike by reading a book about it.

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Important: turning your new learning into new thinking and behavior takes discipline – it requires you to build awareness of the way you think and feel and behave, and to develop the skills to examine and (literally) change the thinking when it’s distorted and irrational (thought stopping and replacing distorted self talk with realistic ‘it is more true to say..’ self talk). It requires that you examine and change your behaviours when they show a pattern of being self limiting, or self defeating, or self sabotaging.

This page of downloads and exercises is concise and accessible, and sorted into an order that will be most useful to you on your personal development. They will help you to :

  1. JOURNAL your ABCD tables of:
    A, situations – B, thoughts & beliefs – C, feelings & behaviours – and D, dispute the thoughts and beliefs
    You will find you use the same style of distorted thinking across many situations, so if the journalling is done right once for this style, it’s done right forever – and the same findings can be applied as an ‘in the moment mental task’ over and over again to different situations, (without the need to journal every problem in your life forever – do it once properly for each situational anxiety, and it’s done). If you put the initial work in, it will pay dividends forever.
    We cannot truly examine our thinking and beliefs without writing them down, the distortions are in your face and obviously identified when you see them in black and white, but appear rational and plausible when left whizzing around in a mixed up jumble in your head.
  2. Work through the various tried and tested exercises like the ‘ABC’ and ‘silencing the inner critic‘ to find what works for you.
  3. Thereafter develop and hone the skills of ‘thought stopping’, changing your self talk and emotional reasoning by reminding yourself of your findings and conclusions and disputes. This will eventually be done by keywords that prompt association – mental tasks in a flash.
  4. All of this will help you develop new healthy alternative automatic thinking, and new healthy alternative behaviours. Helping you to become more calm and tranquil, with a more moderate temperament.If you make this approach your philosophy for living, evidence says that it is something you will begin to do automatically after the short to medium term – you can literally rewire your brain to make rational thinking and good coping skills your natural state.Good luck and enjoy….

    SELF HELP DOWNLOADS:

    Click to listen to my 15 minute guided muscle relaxation audio plus guided imagery for confidence and positive mindset:

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    Click to listen to my 10 minute audio of the interview I did with TodayFM’s Neil Delamare on ‘CBT for Public Speaking Anxiety’:

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    Click to listen to my short interview with NewstalkFM’s Breakfast Business Show on ‘CBT to manage stress in the workplace’:

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    Click to a 10 minute interview I did with 4FM on an ‘introduction to CBT’:

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    Click to listen to my 3 minute guide to controlled belly breathing for anxiety:

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204 thoughts on “CBT Dublin – Free Downloadable Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Worksheets/Handouts

  1. Thankyou Veronica i live in the waterford area and its sooooooooooooo difficult to find someone who does CBT without hours of other therapy. Your site is a God send.
    Thanks so much

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    • Thank you Veronica for taking the time to compile and share these worksheets free of charge. I work in a small Community Mental Health program in Plymouth, NH. As a beginning therapist, this is not only the best resource to use in teaching CBT Skills but also helps stretch my abilities and understanding in order to better assist my clients. Thank you so much! Michelle

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  2. Thank you Veronica. I live in Pennsylvania, USA. I have been spending the last several weeks looking for free downloads regarding DBT and CBT. It is hard to find free information. These links are GREAT. Easy to read and understand. I have BPD and Bipolar and am greatful to everyone willing to give information freely. Most people with mental illness don’t have much money and it can be hard to afford workbooks for self study. Thank you so much. ~Elizabeth

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  3. Hi! I hope it is okay… I put a link to this blog post in my blog post today (misspelled, so corrected url via comment.) Thank you for making this information available. Just reading over a couple of the worksheets has given me more hope for recovery than my sessions with a psychologist.

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  4. Hi Veronica,
    Thanks for the resources. I am in practice in Ottawa anada and have been looking for user friendly handouts that clients can use for discussion and homework. much appreciated.
    Cheers

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  5. Thanks so much for use of the resources listed! I was looking for worksheets and other resources for a Trauma focused group that I am facilitating, and was given permission within a few minutes of e-mailing! These resources are vital for the group, and will be incredibly useful tools for other clients and clinicians. I will be telling all of my fellow clinicians about this resource!

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  6. I like the way you have packaged the CBT information and they will augment the current handouts I use with my clients. The handouts are easily understood and will resonate with my clients.

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  7. Thanks so much for the use of these handouts. They are very well done and easy to share with clients. I’ve had success already using them with my adolescent clients!

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  8. These handouts are wonderful, thank you so much for posting them online, and the fact that they are free to download and use! I am a therapist in a group home for teenage boys, and these are very helpful!

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  9. Veronica, a huge THANK YOU is sent your way from North Dakota, for allowing the use of your cognitive-behavioral therapy handouts with clients:) Gratefully, Michelle

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  10. thank you so much! This Texan loves it that an Irishwoman shares her hard work. All your worksheets are set up so well and much better than mine!

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  11. Hi Veronica Thank you so much Wow!! a lot of information your a gift for me today.
    In Calif. Do you have any CBT material related to the Faith Base Community of women men and youth ,adding scripture and/reference. If Please email me when you get a chance Thank you in advance

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  12. Veronica – thank you so much for putting these together. You have no idea how many times I have done these explanations on the white board with patients and/or variations in notebooks. I appreciate your sharing.
    Holly Joubert, Psy.D.
    Sunlight Center for Change
    Tucson, Arizona

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  13. Veronica,
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise in the form of such useful handouts and worksheets. I run an IOP for people on disability with emotional/behavioral health issues; much of our curriculum is based on CBT. So having some of your materials to share really adds to the program!

    Thanks,
    Eleanor Goodwin, LPC-I
    Green Oaks Outpatient Services
    Plano, TX

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  14. Veronica, Once again, thank you for your generosity of spirit and your willingness to share your amazing resources. I have shared some of the CBT handouts with clients and am getting very positive responses!

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  17. Hi. I would like permission to use your information with my anxiety groups. I will not re-brand or redistribute/sale for profit. Such good stuff!

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  18. Hey there! I would like your permission to use your resources with my clients. No redistribution! Just personal use with my clients 🙂

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  19. Hi Veronica,
    I am a Transformational Life Coach, I teach workshops and continuing education classes, some of these forms would add to my classes, may I use them with my students please.
    Thank you for sharing these forms!
    Tianne

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  20. Veronica, May I use your worksheet for therapy? They will not be rebranded or used for profit (I work for a non profit agency), all credit will be given to you :). Thanks Amanda Hart

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  21. Hi Veronica,
    I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice. I really like the handout/worksheets you post on Pinterest, especially CBT. Would you mind if I use some of them with my clients? I think they would be very beneficial. Thank you!!!
    All the Best,
    Penelope

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  22. Thanks for the resources, I have found them interesting and most helpful. I am new to this therapy but it is helping me deal with my anxieties relating to my sons hobbies.

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  23. Hello Veronica,

    I am a student intern at an addiction recovery treatment center. I am starting to meet with clients individually and in groups by myself and am looking for good CBt handouts. Did you make all of them? They are wonderful! Do I have permission to use them with my clients? Thanks!

    -Kayla

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  24. Hello Veronica! I love the materials yhou have put together here and would love to use them in my sessions. Sheryl Williamson, LPC Candidate

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  25. Hi Veronica – thank you for the time and effort you put into making such a nice resource! I appreciate that you have graciously made these available for other clinicians to use with your permission. I greatly look forward to using these in my practice!

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  26. Thanks Veronica for producing such helpful and easy to understand handouts. They will be great to give out to my clients! I’m so grateful for your generosity in allowing others to use them.

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  27. Veronica, I am a student attempting to run an experiment for a cognitive psych course, can I use your “common thinking errors” worksheet as one of my IV’s? Thank you , Chris N.

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  28. Thank you, Veronica! I work as an RDAP counselor in an Oklahoma prison, and your materials have been some of the most useful that I’ve found. I’ve begun using them to supplement the program that we are required to use, and I enjoy them very much. Thanks again!

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  29. Hi Veronica
    Im a therapist and would like to request permission to use your resources. Thanks for a great site and really clear materials.

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  30. Thank you for so generously sharing your excellent materials. I look forward to using them with my clients. The information is concise and the examples make it easy to grasp the concepts.

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  31. Wonderful resources. Thank you for the worksheets I have just started using them with clients and they are very helpful.

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  32. Hi Veronica, I would like to request your permission to use these resources created by yourself. They seem great and my clients would most definitely benefit from using them. I will not re-brand or redistribute/sale for profit.

    sila

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  33. Hi Veronica, I have just discovered your website, and am really excited by what I have read so far. I work as a school counsellor and some of the resources would be great to use with the students. Is it okay if I do so?

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    • Hi. Great, yes, please feel free to use whatever you need (as long as the materials are not rebranded and redistributed/sold for profit). Sign up for new alerts, I’ll be posting some new stuff from my student workbook soon. Best regards, Veronica

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  34. Hi Veronica, Thanks for permission to use your handouts. I am a substance abuse counselor and they are helpful for coaching people in replacing the old ways with some helpful more healthy ways of coping and celebrating. Thanks for sharing your expertise and your work.

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  35. Thank you, Veronica, for giving me permission to use your wonderfully constructed CBT handouts with my clients! Your lightning fast response to my email request was greatly appreciated! Best wishes in all you do! Holly from Michigan, USA

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  36. Hey! I just found your page. I love the information and would like to print some to use with my clients. I will make sure the material is not re-branded and it will not be distributed for profit.

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  37. Hi Veronica, I am in my residency for psychiatry and learning to do CBT with a patient suffering from PTSD. I’d love your permission to use these!

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  38. I cant download is there any way I get the stuff I need sent to me in the mail. Im trying to get any information on cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets or publications. Thank you

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    • Hi Denise. No, sorry, I do not print or mail. But my downloads are basic .pdf documents, so if you download Adobe Acrobat Reader you should be able to open them. OR – you can visit an internet cafe and open and print them. OR – you can buy any number of CBT self help books in local bookshops or on amazon.com. Hope that helps. Mind yourself, Veronica Walsh.

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  39. Hello Veronica, I was blessed to find your worksheets. I am a drug and alcohol counselor at a very small treatment program. We purposely keep it small (6-8 clients) in order to keep it client-centered. I would very much appreciate permission to use your worksheets with my clients. Thank you

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    • Hi. Great, please feel free to use whatever materials you like from my site. As long as they are not rebranded and/or redistributed for profit. Hope they give good outcomes! Good luck and regards, Veronica

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  40. Hello, I work in a Psych Rehab Day program and was wondering if I could get permission to use your worksheets during groups with clients. Thank you

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  41. Hello, Veronica. I work as a behavioral health social worker for an integrated health clinic. May I have permission to use your worksheets in my individual and group therapy sessions? Thank you!

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  42. Hi Veronica,
    I am a mental health professional working in a school setting. I would love to have permission to use your worksheets with my clients.
    Thanks

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  43. Thank you Veronica for taking the time to compile and share these worksheets! I am a beginning therapist working in a small Community Mental Health program in Plymouth, NH. These worksheets are not only useful in working with clients but also in grounding me in CBT Skills and concepts helping my clients grow as well as myself professionally. Having a free resource is a breath of fresh air in a career that can be rewarding but not highly paid. Please continue your wonderful work! Thank you very much! Michelle

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  44. This is a great resource. I am a school social worker and work with many adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, and STRESS. I’d like your permission to use some of your resources with my students. Thanks very much.

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  45. Hi Veronica,

    I stumbled upon a link to your website while searching for more information on thought stopping techniques as I worked on a treatment plan. I’m feeling weary and drained from the workload and sometimes when it happens I look for information to educate myself and spark my thinking wheels. Your website did just that!! I was able to find the wording I needed to articulate interventions available to the client for inclusion in the treatment plan. After reviewing some of your worksheets, I’d like to use them with clients as written exercises in sessions. Their use would not include any modifications to the document. If permitted to use them, I’ll eventually have the time to circle back to your website and select worksheets to share in session. Please let me know when you are able to. Thank you.

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  46. Hello Veronica. I am a student/ intern and would love to use this to help some people in group if I may. I look forward to learning the material and applying it to things in my own life as well. Thanks for the information and the material in a way that makes sense. Thank you.

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  47. What a wonderful website, Thank you for all these amazing resources. I would like to ask your permission to use these resources with my clients who struggle with anxiety and stress. Thank you.
    PS I do research in the field of connectedness to nature. I am working on a publication currently that looks at the effects of connectedness to nature and psychological well-being. Have you come in touch with any literature that combines CBT & nature?

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    • Hi Heidi. Great, please feel free to use my materials, as long as they are not rebranded and/or redistributed. Re. CBT and nature, well any good third wave holistic careplan should include mindfulness and acceptance, and living in the present, which includes communing with ‘nature’ and the living experience I guess. Outside of that, no I’m afraid I am of no use to you. Regards, Veronica

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  48. Hello, your website is a great find. I work as a school psychologist in Suffolk County New York. I was asked to create a brief presentation on CBT for work. Your website is a great professional resource. Thank you for all your great worksheets and audio files for relaxation. ~ Carolyn Walsh

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  49. I am an outreach worker with Canadian Mental Health Association worker with adults 55+. After taking an introductory CBT course, some of our Clients approached me to facilitate more CBT sessions. After some research, I found your worksheets online, received permission to use them and started a group. There are 6 participants in the group and we have been meeting weekly for 3 months to work through the handouts together.

    The participants would like to share the following comments:
    We are a mixed group of retired citizens who have taken many introductory CBT seminars over the years. This course is different in that we apply, apply, apply the techniques. This constant practice is changing the way we think and feel (for the better).

    We like the versatility of the program and the ability to set our own pace, to backtrack if needed. Setting our own pace allows us the opportunity to support each others journaling and offer helpful suggestions.

    The group setting has created an atmosphere of trust where we feel we can share deeply personal problems and receive constructive nonjudgmental feedback from the other members.

    We look forward to our weekly meeting and are committed to continuing this healing and helpful experience.

    Thank you.

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  50. Hi veronica I have just found your blog and very informative it is to I would like to use the worksheets if that’s possible I am a second year student and this would help me with my recent case studies and placement plans. many thanks janet

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  51. Dear Veronica, I work as a guided CBT self-help worker, as well as an integrative therapist and I was delighted to come across your website. It’s well-researched, effective and generous with the right dose of humour thrown in! Our team is looking forward to using them with our patients. Thanks.

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  52. Hello, Veronica:

    I am a licensed clinical specialist social worker in Wichita, Kansas. I work with juveniles and want to get them started using cognitive behavioral therapy. I would really like to use some of your worksheets to assist them. May I do so? I will not be selling or profiting in any way from them. Thank you. Beverly Goering, LSCSW

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  53. I’m an LCSW in U.S. working in private practice. Psychoeducation is important for clients, & I often provide materials clients can take with. Your resources will be great for this! Also, your worksheets will be helpful for use during session & for homework between sessions. Thank you

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  54. Hi Veronica. I work with young people in Carrickfergus and was hoping you might allow me to use your ‘silencing the inner critic’ download with a client? I’ve just discovered this site and it is a really great resource, thanks for your hard work.

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  55. Hi Veronica: I work with correctional clients in a small mid-west town in the US. and stumbled on your site by accident. Love it and would love to use your materials with my clients.

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    • Hi Karen. Great, please feel free to use any of my materials, as long as they are not re-branded and or redistributed for profit. And I’d be delighted if you stayed in touch and let me know how they work out. Best regards, Veronica

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  56. Hi Veronica,
    Thank you for your wonderful CBT site and useable information.
    I’m wondering may I use your printouts with my counselling clients.
    Kind regards

    Fleur

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  57. Veronica, It is nice to find such a useful Blog post with so much CBT supportive documentation. I would like to recommend the page to my clients and use your materials with them, if that is ok.

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  58. Hi Veronica! I live in Buffalo NY and love your site. I would really like to be able to share your articles and handouts with my clients (I’m in private practice working in partnership with an ob/gyn practice – my clients are adult women, many of them with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders). Would you be so kind as to give me permission to do so?

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  59. Hi Veronica,
    I am in private practice and would love to recommend your website and share your handouts with my clients. Would you please give me permission to do so?

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  60. Thank you for providing such a wide and usefull collection of therapy materials. I am always looking for handouts and worksheets to supplement my therapy groups and you have provided an immense resource.

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  61. Veronica,

    The information that you have provided is very versatile and progressive. Both good qualities. The handouts are often hard to come by for material that is authentic and practical to use. I thank you for allowing me to implement some of the material in the work that I and others are engaged in. I wish you the very best in your continual efforts!

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  62. Veronica offers a lifetime of valuable information. How generous of you to share your well researched modality and practical worksheets. It is my privilege to bring your brand to clients in SA as part of my self-regulation training programme

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  63. Dear Veronica
    Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your website/handouts and information. I teach in a psychiatric nursing program and now with your permission will be suggesting this site to students. So very helpful and practical.

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  64. Veronica,
    I’m starting out as a new registered intern to get my hours for licensure. My theory base is CBT as well and I see that you have a lot of great tools here on your site. Would you mind if I borrowed some to add to my toolbox to help clients as well? It would help so much!

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  65. Hi Veronica
    Im a therapist and would like to request permission to use your resources. Thanks for a great site and really clear materials that would allow me to better serve my clients!!!

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  66. Veronica – The worksheets on your website are wonderful! I am a licensed counselor in Florence, SC (USA). Would it be okay to use these worksheets with my patients?

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    • Hi Mary Elizabeth. Thank you! And yes, please use whatever materials you like, and feel free to stay in touch and give feedback. (Permission depends on no rebrand/redistribution for profit). Regards, Veronica

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  67. Hi Veronica
    Greetings from Autralia! I am a mental health counsellor and also delivers training to workplaces about mental health. I am currently looking at delivering some in-house training for our organisation ( non-government not for profit it) about managing stress by using some basic principles of CBT . Your worksheets are amazing and I would love to use of it for some practical exercises as we do our staff development day! Would this be OK to do please?

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    • Hi Lourene. Thanks! Great – yes please feel free to use any of my materials, once the branding stays and is credited, and they are no repackaged for re-distribution or use under another brand. Regards, Veronica

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  68. Hi Veronica, I have been looking over you’re site and feel I must congratulate you on the self help sheets, they make it so easy to understand. I’m on a CBT Diploma right now in my second year and wondered if I could have permission to use some of the sheets. I have a client who, although has anxiety and is a lovely person, I feel she is a people pleaser and though she says she understands what we’re working through I get the feeling from her vague feedback that she is struggling. You’re sheets are just what I need to simplify the process for her and give her a better understanding of her anxiety (flight or fight) sheet especially it says everything I have struggled to help her with. I can assure you the brand will never be changed and they won’t be used for profit only to help others through practice. I hope to hear from you soon kind regards JP

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  69. Good Day Veronica,

    I am a substance abuse therapist working in South Florida. I love to use CBT with my clients, and with myself. With the condition that I will not use them in anyway for profit or rebrand them may I have permission to use these worksheets? I also refer clients to your site as part of their aftercare.
    Twyla Pumroy

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  70. Hi Veronica, I am a Marriage and Family Therapists in Florida and provide supervision for therapists who are new to the field and working toward licensure. So often they are lacking in EB techniques that actually work for clients. I would love to be able to share your materials with them for use with their community mental health clients, as is with no re-branding or redistributing. Do you approve? Thanks!

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    • Hi Lisa. I do approve! Please feel free to use anything you like. (And note, I’m available for Skype Q&A sessions if your team would like a fun and fast brain picking / brainstorming session). Stay in touch. Regards, Veronica

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  71. I am a therapist in a residential program in Michigan for adolescent males and would like permission to use your materials (no rebrand or redistribution) crediting you. We always give credit/sources in any material we use that is not our. Thank you.

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  72. Hello, I would like your permission to use your resources with my clients. No redistribution! Just personal use with my clients.

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  73. Hi Veronica – thank you so much. Your blog and handouts are absolutely spot on. I am a psychotherapist working on the South coast of England. Please may I use some of your material to offer my private practice clients? I would very much appreciate it if I were able to download and print some ofyour handouts.
    Many thanks

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    • Hi Jan Great, thanks, I’m delighted you like them! Yes, please feel free to use whatever materials you like (once they are not rebranded /redistributed). Feel free to sign up for alerts and to stay in touch. Regards, Veronica

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    • Hi Graham. Yes, please feel free to use whatever materials you like (as long as there is no rebrand or redistribution). And feel free to sign up for alerts of new posts, and to stay in touch. Regards, Veronica

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    • Hi Valen. Well, I think you are my first ‘Witches’. What a delight! Yes of course please feel free to use any materials you want (as long as they are not rebranded and redistributed for profit. Best regards, Veronica

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    • HI Sherry. Yes, please feel free to use any materials you like – as long as they are not re-branded and redistributed under that brand and/or for profit. And remember to sign up for new alerts. Mind yourself, regards, Veronica

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  74. Dear Veronica thank you so much for graciously sharing your work. I work with adult survivors of childhood abuse and am looking forward to sharing some of the worksheets talking about the inner critic. Particularly like the body aspect being included in your work as so much of trauma work connects up with the somatic.

    Take care,
    Shannon

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  75. Hi Veronica

    I love your site, and your worksheets look fab and very user friendly. May I please use some of them?

    Kind Regards

    Yvonne x

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    • Hi Yvonne. Thank you, delighted! Yes, please feel free to use my materials with your clients, as long as they’re not rebranded/redistributed under that brand for profit. And stay in touch. Best regards, Veronica

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    • Hi Mark. Great – please feel free to use any of my materials with your clients – (as long as they are not re-branded/redistributed for profit). And feel free to stay in touch. Best regards, Veronica Walsh

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  77. Hi Veronica, I am a therapist and, with your permission, I would love to use the resources you have on your blog. Thanks so much for the effort you’ve put into creating the worksheets!

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    • Hi Emily. Great – please feel free to use any of my material – (as long as they are not re-branded/redistributed for profit). And feel free to stay in touch. Best regards, Veronica

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  78. Hi Veronica!

    I’m a therapist and I’d love to use your resources, with your permission, with my clients. Thanks so much.

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  80. Ms. Walsh, thank you for your site! I would like to request permission to use your handouts with clients in therapy! : )

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