Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet

Give your client the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet to teach them how to establish a daily breathing practice routine to help with their condition.

By Patricia Buenaventura on Apr 08, 2024.

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What is Trauma and PTSD?

Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that overwhelms someone to the point that it negatively affects their ability to cope. Events that cause such an experience are natural disasters, abuse, violence, and accidents. Even witnessing traumatic incidents happen to someone is considered a traumatic event.

If someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, they have a chance to develop or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They�??re even more at risk of developing the disorder if they lack social support, have brain chemistry imbalances, have a genetic predisposition, or have been previously exposed to traumatic events. Do

One may have PTSD if they experience symptoms like nightmares, avoidance of the situation associated with the event, adverse changes in thinking patterns and mood, intrusive memories or flashbacks, and hyperarousal or heightened vigilance. The presence of these symptoms and an assessment of them are usually enough to consider and confirm a PTSD diagnosis.

To treat PTSD, practitioners usually combine medication and therapeutic approaches like Cognitive-behavioral therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Both help clients manage their symptoms, process the traumatic experiences, and develop coping strategies.

Printable Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet

Download the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet to help clients manage their symptoms.

How to use the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet:

Step One. Access and Download the Template

Access and download a printable and digital file of the �??Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet�?� by doing either of the following:

  • Clicking the �??Download Template�?� or �??Use Template�?� button
  • Searching �??Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet�?� on Carepatron�??s template library�??s search bar on the website or app

Step Two. Explain the Template

Once you give them a copy of the template, you should explain the sections and have them practice the breathing exercise with you so they know how to do it. Feel free to use the sample template we provided below to explain the template and give your client insight on completing the writing sections in the worksheet. 

Step Three. Fill Out the Template

At this point, the client will fill out the template during the period between sessions. Don�??t forget to remind them that they�??re free to ask questions if they�??re still confused about an exercise or section. 

Step Four. Discuss the Template

The next time you and your client meet, you may discuss the experience and what they�??ve written on the template. Knowing whether or not it�??s effective can help you determine if you can incorporate breathing techniques into your long-term treatment plan and beyond. 

Step Five. Securely Store the Template

It goes without saying that after completing the worksheet discussion, you must store the physical copy in a secure location and the digital copy on Carepatron, a HIPAA-compliant EHR, for easy access when needed. 

Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet Example

Here�??s a downloadable PDF of a completed �??Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet.�?� You may use this as a guide, educational resource, or visual aid to give your client an idea of how to fill out the template. Do note that the answers in the sample worksheet are fictional. 

Obtain an offline sample copy by viewing the document below or clicking the �??Download Example PDF�?� button. 

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Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet Example

When would you use this Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet?

Licensed and experienced mental health professionals like psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses who conduct CBT therapy sessions can use the �??Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet�?� when clients often find themselves in the hyper or hypo arousal zone. Ultimately, we�??ll leave it up to you to decide at what point in their journey you will give the template to your client. 

What are the benefits of using this Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet?

Improved Awareness

In the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet, the client must do breathing exercises daily until they�??re used to it. Doing this exercise and completing the worksheet will require awareness, consequently improving the client's self-awareness as time passes. 

Monitor Progress

Since the client has to practice breathing exercises and log on to do them every day, the client and the referring practitioner will be able to monitor the client�??s progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the exercise. 

Digitally Accessible

Our free Daily Breathing Practice Log isn�??t only printable but digitally accessible on a PDF editor or on Carepatron on any gadget you have on hand. With a digitally accessible file, you can read, complete, store, and view the worksheet anytime, anywhere. 

How long does it usually take to accomplish the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet?
How long does it usually take to accomplish the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet?

Commonly asked questions

How long does it usually take to accomplish the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet?

The reflection and logging of the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet can take as short as 20 minutes. However, doing the breathing practice may take a while, mainly if the client isn�??t used to it.

How can the Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet help people?

It can help the client learn to do and apply breathing exercises daily. On the other hand, it can help the referring physician know if the technique is effective and can be incorporated into the client�??s treatment plan.

When is this Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet best used?

The Daily Breathing Practice Log PTSD Worksheet is best used when the patient is in the hypo/hyperarousal zone or needs to relax after a long day. 

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