GRAPES is an acronym used to remember proven self-care strategies that manage depression, anxiety, and stress. Getting in the habit of daily practicing GRAPES will have a direct influence on improving negative moods. I have used this intervention for rapport and assessment purposes, education, and treatment planning.
G = Gratitude
R = Relaxation
A = Affirmation
P = Pleasure
E = Exercise
S = Social Support
Product includes worksheets to help identify and practice the GRAPES self-care strategies. Reuse the worksheets daily for gaining mastery over stress.
Additional handouts include a detail of the GRAPES acronym, therapeutic relaxation strategies, and gratitude & affirmation examples. Use the handouts as a reference for the worksheets or practice. The handouts may also be used as posters for your office space.
Bonus flash cards included for conversation prompting.