If you're seeking a fun yet professional resource that readily engages chronic worriers, than this is the tool for you. Utilising concepts derived from a cognitive behavioural therapy framework, this innovative and creative set of cue cards introduces theoretical concepts regarding the development and maintenance of GAD in a 'catchy', clever, succinct way. Let our vibrant visuals transform the way you introduce psychoeducation and increase client engagement with this notoriously difficult to treat anxiety disorder.
This tool can be used as a step-by-step guide for the cognitive behavioural treatment of GAD or as a flexible resource to enhance other applied therapies. From psychoeducation to implementing behavioural experiments and homework exercises, this tool is great for teen and adult populations. Cue cards can also be used in process work as reminders when you catch your client 'slipping' back into unproductive worry or to educate when a client is demonstrating a pattern of thinking commonly seen in GAD. The clever illustrations can explain tricky concepts in a clear way and enhance learning through visual engagement. Clients can also use the cue cards as a visual reminder when not in the therapy office (great as a visual reminder on the fridge or office desk to help clients 'catch' themselves).
This 38 A6 Cue Card set outlines:
- What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?
- What do others say?
- Predisposing factors (including common childhood experiences of those diagnosed with GAD).
- The CBT Conceptualisation of GAD (including common negative core beliefs and dysfunctional life rules/assumptions).
- Cognitive constructs implicated in GAD:
- Intolerance of uncertainty
- Negative Beliefs about worry
- Positive beliefs about worry
- Common perpetuating factors including:
- Poor problem solving (e.g. looking for perfect solutions)
- Focusing on vague, imagined threats
- Focusing on problems we have little to no control over
- Attempting to control worry
- Emotional Reasoning
- Underestimating our ability to cope
- Feelings of helplessness
- And more.....
- What is CBT and how does it work?
- Productive worry verses unproductive worry and knowing the difference
- Exercises for cognitive restructuring
- Behavioural experiments
- Other helpful strategies
Clients and therapists alike enjoy the ability to connect and converse over clever, thought-provoking illustrations. Designed to educate, increase connection and engage the visual senses (and funny bone at times) let our cue cards assist in the treatment of this disorder. Normalise anxiety and teach the skills necessary to reduce chronic worry and break the cycle of unproductive and distressing rumination of threat.