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Three states of mind DBT worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with Three states of mind DBT worksheet.  It will help you understand the DBT concept of three states and utilize it effectively during the decision-making process.

What are the three states of mind DBT worksheet?

The three states of mind is a concept of DBT. It revolves around the idea of 3 minds: rational, emotional, and wise minds to depict an individual's thoughts and behaviors. The Wise Mind lies between the emotional and the rational brain. Marsha M. Linehan coined the term of the Wise brain. The emotional brain is dynamic. Its decisions are based on our feelings, while the rational brain’s decisions are based on reality and practical reasons.

How will the Three states of mind DBT worksheet help

The worksheet has been devised to introduce the concept of three states of mind. It will help you in decision-making. It will make you clear-headed between the three forms of mind. In life, whenever you want to make a decision, you want a clear, unbiased one; that is where the use of a wise mind comes. After this, you will be able to think clearly and make objective decisions, knowing which side of the brain is involved in decision making.

Instructions on the use of  Three states of mind DBT worksheet

This worksheet has five different aspects to it; after getting familiarized with The Wise Mind concept, use this worksheet as a tool to understand the utility of Wise Mind: States of Mind Worksheet. 


On this page, we provided you with a Wise Mind: States of Mind Worksheet. Hopefully, it helped you understand the DBT concept of three states and utilize it effectively during the decision-making process.

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Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.