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Tip of the Iceberg - Writing exercise



Sometimes your feelings can be under the surface. Like an iceberg, people might only see the tip of what you feel underneath. Writing can help you to let your feelings out. Put your answers into the boxes. You can print it out, but make sure you have somewhere to keep it where no-one can find it.
See also ideas on what you can do to help you deal with feelings.

Write down what you think about what's been happening in your family:


Sometimes you might act differently to what you really feel. Write down how you act on the surface:


Write down what you really feel underneath:


Write down how the abuse in your family has been affecting you and your life:


Write down any things you have tried to do to deal with this:


You've survived in this difficult situation so far. Write down what personal strengths you have that have kept you going:


What have you learnt so far through having to deal with this situation?


Some things you are good at are:


Some things you hope to do in your life or in the future are:


Someone you could consider telling about this situation is:


What you could say to them is:


See ideas on what you can do to help you deal with feelings.



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