Coping with BIG feelings: Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours & Bodily Sensations

Coping with BIG feelings Scared Worksheet Thoughts Feelings Behaviours Bodily Sensations CBT Cycle Worksheet for Children by Exciting Teacher

‘Coping with BIG feelings: Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours & Bodily Sensations’ has been designed to support children and young people with self-regulation and coping with big feelings using a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy maintenance cycle approach.

How could this resource be used?

  • To support emotional regulation.
  • To support self-regulation.
  • To support a child 1:1.
  • To be used as part of a classroom display.
  • To be embedded within the calm corner.


Which statutory PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into?

*in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.

  • KS1: H18 – different things they can do to manage big feelings, to help calm themselves down and/or change their mood when they don’t feel good.
  • KS2: H20 – how to manage and respond to feelings appropriately and proportionately in different situations.


Scottish Health and Wellbeing Curriculum Outcome: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing – I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

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