Relieve stress and calm anxiety with 55 quick and effective tips & tools. Each card features a short Tip, followed by a Tool, or short activity to put that Tip into practice.
- Clarify Your Feelings
- Challenge Your Thoughts
- Change Your Behaviors
- Calming Strategies
How to Use The Anxiety and Stress Solution Deck
The Anxiety and Stress Solution Deck offers practical strategies to manage stress and anxiety. Each card offers a quick Tip, followed by a Tool, a short activity to put that Tip into practice, and a Takeaway.
The deck is divided by four color-coded focused areas of CBT, which Belmont call the 4 C's: Challenge Your Thoughts, Change You Behaviors, Clarify Your Feelings, Create Calmness
These cards can be a tool for therapists working with clients individually, in groups, or for those who are looking for self-help skills. You can select one or more cards a day to focus on or pick them randomly to practice managing stress and anxiety. Revisit the cards as often as you need.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) traditionally focuses on identifying underlying thoughts causing mood and behavioral problems. The added focus of mindfulness offers calming strategies through mindfulness offers calming strategies through nonjudgemental, centered awareness and acceptance of what we cannot change.
About the Author:
Judith Belmont, MS,LPC,is a psychotherapist, consultant, mental health author and motivational speaker. She has spoken nationally as a workplace wellness speaker as well as a continuing education presenter for PESI. She focuses on psychoeducation and practical life skills.