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.
Gratitude Worksheet Example (Sample)
To see this worksheet in action, just take a look at our example gratitude worksheet. This example shows the sorts of things your clients may find to be grateful for in their own lives, although the specifics will of course differ from person to person.
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:
- Clinical Psychologists
- Relationship coaches
- Life coaches and mentors
- 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.
Why Use Carepatron For Gratitude Worksheet Software?
As a mental health practitioner, just consider Carepatron your new coworker who handles all your practice’s administration for you through smart automation and handy tools designed to take your practice to the next level. Through Carepatron, you can automate SMS or email appointment reminders, manage your client list, schedule face-to-face or video appointments, manage billing and payments, and enjoy many more useful features designed to save you time and minimize your administrative workload.
Your clients can benefit from accessing their own dedicated patient portal through Carepatron, from which they can access this Gratitude Worksheet and many other resources, schedule appointments with you, or access their medical records held in Carepatron. Carepatron offers digitally encrypted and HIPAA-compliant data storage so you can rest assured your clients’ sensitive mental health information is secure. In addition to offering bank-level data security, Carepatron is easily accessed through our mobile or desktop platform, so you can start working flexibly and have access to your patient’s documentation wherever you may need it.