Worksheets & Information Sheets

Dr. Peters has taught almost 50 workshops in the past 7 years on conflict management, leadership, emotional competence, and more. She has developed several worksheets and information sheets as learning aids in these workshops, all of which you can purchase and download from the HS Shop. These worksheets can be used to help you work through the Human Systems Mindful Leadership Model (for professionals) and Mindful Growth Model (for personal/family use). Worksheets are divided into three categories: Individual Growth, Relational Growth, and Organizational/Systems Growth.

Individual Growth

The following tools and worksheets focus on individual development in the areas of leadership, emotions, conflict management, and mindfulness. These worksheets are designed to help you work through the Human Systems Mindful Individual Leadership Model (professional use), and the Human Systems Mindful Individual Growth Model (personal/family use). Click on the worksheet title to see a description of the worksheet and a link to preview and purchase the worksheet from the HS Shop. If you have any questions or feedback about these worksheets, please feel free to contact us.

The Awareness, Acceptance, Compassion, and Balance (AACB) Mindfulness Worksheet puts the HS Mindfulness Model to practical use. Based on various therapeutic models, including cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, this worksheet takes you through the steps of processing an uncomfortable event in a mindful way. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

This worksheet uses a tool called the Affective Circumplex, which you can use to plot your feelings (physical sensations) on two dimensions: affect (how good or bad you feel) and valence (how excited or calm you are). The worksheet also includes a few questions to help you reflect on your feelings and emotions related to a recent conflict or uncomfortable event you have experienced. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

Emotion Wheels have been around for decades. The wheels I developed are unique, however, because instead of just one wheel of emotions, I created two – one for comfortable emotions and one for uncomfortable emotions. I developed both wheels using a systematic method of collecting hundreds of emotions and then categorizing and re-categorizing until I believe I have the most comprehensive set of emotions in wheel form. Emotion wheels are great for learning about new emotions, a skill called “emotional granularity”, which very effective for processing emotions. Learn more about the HS Emotion Wheels & Needs Wheels or preview and purchase them in the HS Shop.

More than anything else, I believe the mark of a great leader is the ability to align your behavior with your principles and values. This ability is also important for mental health and well-being. The term “hard interior/soft exterior” is from Indigenous peoples and refers to your ability to maintain a tough, non-negotiable core of principles so that you can have a soft, flexible exterior. Basically, it’s about setting boundaries that adhere to your needs and values so that you can show up for others. This worksheet will take you through the process of identifying your core principles and thinking through how to better align your behavior with your principles. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

The purpose of this worksheet is to help you develop a personal communication policy; you can also use this worksheet when creating and implementing a common communication policy in your department or organization. Think carefully about the following questions and then write down your answers. Your answers will help you define your values around communication and remain consistent in your behavior and responses. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

I adapted the Decision-Making Worksheet from a similar exercise I found in David Burns’ book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. I have used it many times to process pros and cons related to complex decisions, and it can also be great to use when a group needs to make a difficult decision together. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

Use this worksheet to learn how past experiences, stimuli from their current environment, thoughts, and physical feelings come together to create emotion. By identifying and link these components, you can empower yourself or your clients to build more self-awareness around why and how we react to challenging situations. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

The Mindful Feelings Graph (MFG) is designed to help you pinpoint where you are in the moment on two scales: how you are feeling, and how mindful you are. The MFG is based on scientific research on how we make and use emotions, as well as various models of mindfulness. When you can figure out where you are in terms of feelings and mindfulness, you can make conscious choices about how to either continue what you are doing or make adjustments to your behavior so you can feel better. You can also see a brief video on the Mindful Feelings Graph on our YouTube channel that covers a lot of the introductory information in this worksheet. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

I developed the HS Mindfulness Model based on my research on leadership in human systems, various mindfulness models and literature, and 12-step recovery programs. You can apply the Mindfulness Model using the AACB Mindfulness Worksheet (see above). Learn more about the HS Mindfulness Model.

Most likely, your organization has a mission and vision. Ideally, the vision describes what the world would look like if the organization’s services were not needed anymore, and the mission describes what the organization does to achieve the vision. You can have your own mission and vision – in fact, you should! What kind of change would you like to see in the world and what do you want to do, what can you do, to help the world get there? The Personal Leadership Definition and Development Plan Worksheet takes you through the process of defining your personal mission and vision so you can stay true to yourself and do what you believe in. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

One of our signature worksheets, the Turning Emotion into Action (TEA) tool is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness research, and HS Original Research. The TEA is the practical application of emotional competence – the ability to use information from our emotions to make more mindful choices. You can watch a demonstration of the TEA on our YouTube Channel and preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

Many of us engage in critical or negative thinking, which can result in persistent, uncomfortable emotions. Affirmations can help us reverse negative thought patterns. This worksheet will guide you through the process of using the HS Mindfulness Model to create the most effective affirmations for you based on your emotions and needs. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

Relational Growth

The following tools and worksheets are designed to facilitate growth in your relationships. You can use these worksheets in conjunction with the Human Systems Relational Mindful Leadership Model (for professional use) and the Relational Mindful Growth Model (for personal/family use). Click on the worksheet title to see a description of the worksheet and a link to preview and purchase the worksheet from the HS Shop. If you have any questions or feedback about these worksheets, please feel free to contact us.

The Conflict Management Style Logic Model on the last page of this worksheet will help you think through the important parts of your conflict, including context and goals, so you can choose the best way to manage the conflict. You will answer a series of questions about your conflict that will lead you to one of five approaches to conflict management: avoiding, integrating, dominating, obliging, and compromising. Visit the HS Shop to preview and purchase this worksheet.

The Conflict Resolution Mindsets Worksheet teaches you about conflict resolution mindsets, including establishing shared goals; empathy; and unconditional respect. The second part of the worksheet guides you through a series of questions that are designed to help you shift your mindset from one of defensiveness to openness. This shift will help you more easily resolve your conflict. Visit the HS Shop to preview and purchase this worksheet.

The purpose of the Connect & Correct Logic Model (CCLM) is to guide you through managing uncomfortable interactions with others. Every interaction that brings up uncomfortable emotions is an opportunity for you to learn and grow, and/or to use the power of your relationships to create opportunities for others to learn and grow. The CCLM will help you decide a) if and how to engage with the other person in the uncomfortable interaction, and b) whether to set a kind and respectful boundary or make yourself vulnerable. The logic model is called “Connect & Correct” because if you want to invite somebody to learn and grow (“correct” their perspective or behavior), an appropriate authentic connection must be in place. The key to connecting and correcting successfully is to engage in the most respectful, kind, and compassionate behavior, both towards yourself and others. Visit the HS Shop to preview and purchase this worksheet.

Organizational/Systems Growth

The following tools and worksheets are designed to be completed in groups in order to gather and process information related to the organization. Some may also be used individually. Click on the worksheet title to see a description of the worksheet and a link to preview and purchase the worksheet from the HS Shop. If you have any questions or feedback about these worksheets, please feel free to contact us.

This worksheet will take you through the process of building a Circles of Influence Model (CIM) for your organization. The purpose of a CIM is to create a better understanding of relationships, patterns of communication, and relative group/department power in an organization through systems thinking. When you have a better understanding of the systems context in your organization, you will be able to see underlying issues that contribute to ongoing dysfunction. When you have a better understanding of the issue, you will also have a better understanding of how to fix it. The CIM can be a powerful relationship- and empathy-building tool when done as a group. You can see a video of how the CIM works on our YouTube Channel. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

This worksheet is based on the Individual Decision-Making Worksheet and has been expanded to accommodate a group decision-making process. The Group Decision-Making Worksheet will take your group through a purposeful and fair process to establish individual and group priorities in an integrative, relational-building way. You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

You can use this worksheet to create a group communication policy that will provide guidance for your department, organization, or team about when and how to use different kinds of communication in a way that is fair and shows equal respect to all employees. The purpose of a group communication policy is to reduce unnecessary conflict that could result from inconsistent communication methods and expectations. Before you get your group together and go through the worksheet, make sure that everybody has completed the Individual Communication Policy Worksheet (in Individual Growth Worksheets in the HS Shop). You can preview and purchase this worksheet in the HS Shop.

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