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91 Free Counseling Handouts

7 Steps to Sanity

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HANDOUTS in business card size format.

  1. 2 Healthy Options: Problem-solving & Coping
  2. 3 Rs Basic Practice
  3. 3 Rs Question Thinking
  4. 3 Rs Question Thinking 2
  5. 3 Rs Switch from Harmful
  6. 4 Rs Switch from Risky
  7. 4 General Coping Responses
  8. 4 Specific Coping Responses
  9. 4 Ways Hurt & Help Self
  10. 6 Spiritual Practices for Salvation
  11. 6 Step Mental Cycle
  12. 7 and 12 Types of Thinking Errors
  13. Attach and Detach from Knowing
  14. Be Your Simple One True Self
  15. Choose Helpful Thinking
  16. Cycle of Shit: The 5 Steps of
  17. Cycle of Shit: The 6 Steps of
  18. Focus on My Results
  19. Free Identity with 3 Rs
  20. GADSAP: Reduce Problems and Pain by Reducing
  21. Garden Your Mind: Recognize Weeds
  22. Garden Your Mind: Remove Weeds
  23. Garden Your Mind: Remove Weeds version 2
  24. Garden Your Mind: Replace Weeds
  25. Garden Your Mind: Recognize Destructive Feelings
  26. Human or Object?
  27. Manage My Mind
  28. Mind-Moving Basic Protocol for Relaxing
  29. Mind-Moving Detachment from Stress
  30. Overcome Insecurity with USS
  31. Prosper with God
  32. Recognize Control Failure
  33. Remove Demands & LFT
  34. Remove with 3 Ps: Price, Produce, Protect Testing
  35. Remove with Motivation, Function, Prediction Testing
  36. Remove with Practical, Factual, Logical Testing
  37. Remove with Practical, Factual, Logical Testing #2
  38. Remove Self-Disabling Thinking
  39. Resist Resisting & Resist Attending
  40. WWBADD: Reduce Pride & Pain by Reducing

HANDOUTS in letter size format.

  1. 3Rs Worksheet Part 1
  2. 3Rs Worksheet Part 2
  3. 3Rs Worksheet Part 3
  4. 4Q-2HO-3Rs
  5. 4Q-2HO-3RS: blank format
  6. 5 Levels of Living
  7. 5 Propositions for Effective Counseling
  8. 5 Thinking Positions: Example Words
  9. 6 Practices for Maintaining Your Mental Health
  10. 6 Steps to Sanity
  11. 6 Steps to Sanity: Worksheet
  12. 7 Questions to Ask Yourself
  13. 10 Rules for Parenting
  14. 12 Reasons Responsible for Feelings
  15. Behavioral Problems Checklist
  16. Coping Statements: 3 Part
  17. Coping Statements: 50 Ways Not Me
  18. Coping Statements: Detachment
  19. Coping Statements: Short & Simple
  20. Cycle of Shit: The 5 Steps of
  21. Cylce of Shit: The 6 Steps of
  22. Cycle of Shit: The 12 Steps of
  23. Cycle of Shit: Over 50 Ways to Stop
  24. Cycle of Shit: Just the 12 Steps
  25. Do the Right Thing
  26. Drink from Your Own Well
  27. Emotional Problems Checklist
  28. Experience and Self: How to Relate to Experience
  29. Gambling: Overcome Garbage
  30. Insecurity to Security with the 3 Rs
  31. It’s not Me!: Remove Attachment
  32. Male-Female Communication Patterns
  33. Marriage & Family Counseling Simplified
  34. M-M: Mind-Moving Directions
  35. M-M: Mind-Moving Explanation
  36. Mind Breathing: Balance, Meditate, Relax
  37. Never About Me and No Immediate Danger
  38. Parenting: Help Children Run Their Own Mind
  39. Passion Over Reason
  40. Pathways Counseling: Neural Paths to Mental Health
  41. Procrastination: Overcome
  42. RAP with Your Mind
  43. Reminder Cards: How to Make
  44. Remove: Disabuse until Disgust
  45. Remove: Turn to SDS with 6 Ps
  46. Self-Care: 7 Ways to Take Good Care of Myself
  47. Should Reason or Passion Rule?
  48. Stress: 9 Ways I Cause Myself Stress
  49. Switching: How to
  50. Weakness: The Dilemma of Human Nature
  51. Word Breathing: Strengthen, Meditate, Relax

Quotations from Various Sources

Organized Alphabetically

“A fool is only a fool because he won’t see he is a fool.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” —James Joyce 

“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” —Hebrews 12:8 

“By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future benefit.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 194 

“Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.” —Proverbs 15:5 

“Failure doesn’t have anything to do with your intrinsic value as a person.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 206 

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” —Hebrews 12:6 

“If we eliminated all errors, we would also eliminate much discovery, art, insight, learning, and creativity that results from facing errors.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” —Hebrews 12:7 

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:” —Proverbs 3:11 

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” —Norman Vincent Peale 

“When receiving correction, the wise seeks to learn and the fool seeks to justify with excuses.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Quotations from Scripture

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” —Proverbs 1:5 

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” —Proverbs 11:14 

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” —Proverbs 12:15 

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.” —Proverbs 12:20 

“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” —Proverbs 15:22 

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” —Proverbs 19:20 

“Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.” —Proverbs 20:18 

“Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.” —Isaiah 16:3 

“Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone].” —Ecclesiasticus 6:2 

“As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time.” —Ecclesiasticus 22:16 

“Give not over thy mind to heaviness, and afflict not thyself in thine own counsel.” —Ecclesiasticus 30:21 

“A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.” —Ecclesiasticus 32:18 

“And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.” —Ecclesiasticus 37:13 

“Let reason go before every enterprise, and counsel before every action.” —Ecclesiasticus 38:33 

“Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both.” —Ecclesiasticus 40:25