Creator: Carol Vivyan getselfhelp.com
I was introduced to behavioural activation when I was seeing a counsellor. We worked on the worksheet over a few weeks. This worksheet designed to help with depression but I’ve found it useful when my activity has become limited because of physical symptoms during setbacks and flare-ups.
I like to use a behaviour activation worksheet rather than setting goals in my head or making a to-do list when I am struggling. It can be hard to keep ideas in my head when I have migraines or low-mood. If I use a worksheet or workbook I can follow the instructions and I’ll need less brain-power or motivation.
This worksheet is available from getselfhelp.co.uk. The website is run by Carol Vivyan, a registered psychologist. The website provides resources for counsellors. The worksheets are useful if you are familiar with the technique. If you are new to behavioural activation a resource designed for self-help might be more appropriate. Alternatively, you might want to see a counsellor for help getting started.