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Stress Management for Health Course

Self Talk Constructive Alternative Form

 

 

1

(Goal)

2

(Self-Talk)

3

 

 

        I would like a new car

 

        I would like to lose

    10 pounds weight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        We cant afford it

 

 

Situation

Negative Self Talk

Constructive Alternative

 

Examples

 

        Anticipation of arriving late for an important meeting

 

        Fear of giving a wedding speech

 

 

        Returning an item to a shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Stress Correspondence Course

Palmer S. (Handout 13)

 

 

 

 

        This is going to look so awful

 

 

        Will they laugh at my jokes

     and stories

 

        What is they dont believe

     its faulty

 

 

 

        I may be late but its not

     the end of the world

 

        They will probably laugh at

     some of them

 

        I will ask them to try it out

     in the shop


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