Gratitude Worksheet & Journal Template

Our gratitude journal can help your clients become more positive. Make it easy for them to journal what they are most thankful for everyday.

How Gratitude and Self Esteem Work Together To Improve Well-Being

Gratitude disposition has been scientifically linked to greater levels of self esteem, an indicator of well-being. Our Gratitude Journal Template provides an easy-to-use, printable resource that will help your clients express gratitude more often. With each journal entry, your clients will be one step closer to increased self esteem and well-being.

How Is Gratitude Defined?

You can define gratitude as the quality of being appreciative and thankful. It can be useful to give clients examples of what gratitude looks like in action. We’ve listed an example below.

Scenario: A friend offered to help you move, but broke a lamp during the process.

Behavior Response
Gratitude Behavior Expressing appreciation or thankfulness that your friend offered to help you move in the first place. If you had to move on your own, more of your items could have been broken.
Non-Gratitude Behavior Feeling upset or angry, and focusing on the broken lamp with total disregard for your friend’s kind deed.

How Can Gratitude Be Measured?

Instructing clients to set aside five minutes during the day to reflect on what they are thankful for can result in an influx of positive emotions. Encourage clients to keep the journal handy and reference anytime they feel a lack of gratitude or low self-esteem.

How to use these Worksheets in TheraNest?

TheraNest makes storing forms and worksheets easy. Scan and save the completed worksheet to your computer then upload the file to the Client’s documents in TheraNest for safe keeping. Your clients can also send their therapist completed forms as an attachment via Secure Messaging in the Client Portal. The therapist can then download the form and upload to the client’s file in TheraNest.

 


Self-Esteem Resources

If you’re looking for new ideas for improving your clients’ self worth, check out these worksheets from our Self-Esteem Resource Center. Each resource is free, downloadable and encourages clients to get involved, and take control of their own mental health.

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