Gratitude Worksheets

Feeling grateful for the good things in life is a hugely beneficial habit, but it takes practice to become routine. Luckily, your clients can start practicing gratitude with our Gratitude Worksheet, offering six different prompts to get them thinking about the people, places, and things they are grateful for in their daily lives.

By Ashleigh Knowles on Jul 15, 2024.


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What Is A Gratitude Worksheet?

Practicing gratitude has been shown to have many health and mood benefits, from greater happiness to stronger relationships with others, and best of all- it is easy and free to start practicing being grateful. This free is designed to provide prompts for your clients to help them start to become aware of all the things they have in their lives to be grateful for.

Working on showing gratitude can help lower your clients’ stress levels, improve their mood, and help them to develop a more positive outlook on life. Like any new habit, it’s practice that makes perfect- and so utilizing this gratitude worksheet is a great way to help your clients get into the habit of becoming grateful every day.

This worksheet is a simple and printable PDF resource your clients can fill out each day to help them become more mindful of the good people, places, and things in their lives.

How To Use This Gratitude Worksheet

It’s super simple to start using this gratitude worksheet. To see it in action, just take a look at our Gratitude Worksheet Example below. But to get started using this worksheet in your own practice, just follow this step-by-step guide.

Step One. Download the Gratitude Worksheet

The first step is to download the worksheet, which you can do using the link on this page. You can also find this worksheet, and many other resources, from within Carepatron’s template library.

Step Two. Provide the Worksheet to your Client

Next, provide the worksheet to your client either physically or digitally. This Gratitude Worksheet is in the form of a free PDF download with interactive textboxes, allowing your client to add their responses right into the PDF. If they prefer, they can of course proceed to print out the worksheet and fill it in by hand.

Step Three. Discuss your client’s responses (if desired)

The last step is to reflect on your client’s responses if they wish to share them with you. This worksheet is less about their specific responses, and more about them developing the habit of practicing gratitude- so it may take a few tries before it comes naturally for your clients.

Who Can Use these Printable Gratitude Worksheets (PDF)?

We don’t think there’s anyone who couldn’t benefit from practicing gratitude in their daily life. It’s a great habit to get into, not just for the mental health benefits, but also for improving your client’s outlook on their lives. That being said, there are some professionals who would particularly benefit from offering this worksheet to their clients, and these include:

  1. Counselors
  2. Psychotherapists
  3. Clinical Psychologists
  4. Relationship coaches
  5. Life coaches and mentors
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Mental Health Nurses

And any other professionals who work with clients that could benefit from taking the time to find gratitude in their days.

Why Is This Form Useful For Therapists

Ask specific questions

It’s always a good idea to get specific about things your client is grateful for, but it can be tricky to come up with ideas without any structure or guidance. That’s where this worksheet can be particularly useful, as it provides specific questions for your client to think of a wide range of people, places, and things they are grateful for.

Keep up the good work between sessions

One of the best uses for this worksheet is it can help your clients work on their therapy even between sessions with you.

Monitor your client’s progress

By having your clients complete this Gratitude Worksheet towards the beginning of their treatment, and again after their symptoms have started to improve- you can measure the change in your client’s outlook in life since starting work with you.

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Benefits of Gratitude Worksheet Template

Improve Clinical Outcomes

Like any worksheet or resource you provide to your clients, this worksheet is designed to ultimately help your client achieve the best possible clinical outcome. Practicing gratitude has a huge range of health benefits, including for self-esteem, mood, and general outlook on life.

Save Time Formatting

One of the benefits with all of Carepatron’s worksheets and templates is that you can save time formatting and creating your own resources, as all that has been done for you. All that’s left for your client to do is to fill in the blanks.

Keep it Digital

Another benefit of this worksheet is that it can be completed entirely digitally, meaning you can distribute the worksheet to your client and they can fill it in all without either of you needing access to a printer. This has knock-on benefits for your practice’s information security, as well as for the environment!

Can be completed independently

This worksheet is clearly laid out and simple enough for your client to take away and complete by themselves. Which then has the added benefit of them being able to work on their mental health in-between sessions with you.

Use as a conversation starter

The topics and thoughts raised as your client completed this Gratitude Worksheet can serve as a great conversation starter or topic for your next session. These questions also serve as good questions for prompting your client to practice gratitude in their sessions with you.

What does practicing gratitude mean?
What does practicing gratitude mean?

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What does practicing gratitude mean?

Practicing gratitude means making a concerted effort to note people or things in your life that you are grateful for. This could be as simple as appreciating good weather or a kind gesture, and involves taking a moment to be mindful of your gratitude and why you feel grateful. Practicing gratitude involves building up a habit of feeling grateful in your daily life, and can be done using tools such as gratitude journals, mindful meditation, or this gratitude worksheet!

How often should my client complete gratitude worksheets?

This is ultimately up to you and your client, but in order to get into the habit of practicing gratitude, this worksheet can be completed daily- with your client finding new things to be grateful for every day.

When should I complete a gratitude worksheet?

This worksheet can be completed at any time, but as a reflective exercise- completing it in a quiet moment in the evening or afternoon can be a good way to wind down and think back on the day that was.

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