In the form provided, make a note of the particulars whenever you feel that you have handled a situation poorly or received a negative response or other consequences that you have not intended. Keep the sheet handy and use it whenever there is a need. Soon you will recognize and understand the patterns in your coping style and how to change them in a thoughtful way, thereby improving your interactions with others and your own satisfaction.
Download and print worksheet here: Developing Functional Alternatives
From the next session, we will start looking at the specific schema modes, starting with the influence of the punitive and demanding parent modes.