Using Visual Metaphors to Accept Your Worries and Distressing Thoughts
This worksheet is designed to help people accept their worries and other distressing thoughts. It may seem counter-intuitive, but therapists advise their clients not to try and stop their worrying or other intrusive thoughts, but rather to accept them while emotionally detaching from their content. This worksheet teaches people how to use visual metaphors to accomplish this. Four visual metaphors include: Don’t Struggle in Quicksand, Ignore Annoying Passengers in Your Car, Watching the Worry Train, and Clouds Floating By.