Ollie O.

Dear Dr. Woodchuck,

     I feel really nervous anytime I have to talk to someone. I just want to bury my head in the sand. I'm actually really nervous writing this letter to you...I'm worried you'll think I'm silly.  

Signed,

Ollie O.

Dear Ollie,

     Sometimes when we get nervous talking to others, we think they are thinking the worst of us. That's usually not the case. If you can change your bad thought, "Dr. Woodchuck thinks I'm silly," to a more positive thought, "Dr. Woodchuck thinks I'm fine just as I am," you might feel a lot less nervous.

     This worksheet will also help you see that you are fine just as you are. 

 

Dear Dr. Woodchuck,

     I'm trying to believe you that I'm fine just as I am, but there's a mean voice in my head that tells me that's just not true...

Signed, 

Ollie O.

Dear Ollie,

     That mean voice in your head has probably been there for quite some time so it will take some time for it to go away. Whenever you hear that voice, remind yourself that you are fine just as you. If you keep reminding yourself that, the voice will become much quieter.

     This worksheet might also help you see how wonderful you are.

 

Dear Dr. Woodchuck,

     Yesterday, Winston told me my neck was too long for my body. Then the mean voice in my head was telling me my beak was too large and my eyes were too big. Am I ever going to be good enough, Dr. Woodchuck?

Signed, 

Ollie O.

Dear Ollie,

     People say mean things all the time. When I was younger, kids at my school used to tell me my front teeth were too big and it made me really sad. When I got older, I decided my teeth are fine just as they are. Your neck, beak, and eyes are what make you different and unique. Anyone who has anything mean to say about you probably doesn't feel very happy about themselves.

 

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