What is Chain Analysis?
Any behavior can be understood as a series of linked components. These links are chained together, because they follow in succession one after the other; one link in the chain leads to another. A chain analysis provides a series of questions for unlocking these links that sometimes feel stuck together.
- Date & Description
- Physical sensations
The second step of the chain analysis is entering the factors during that situation that made you feel vulnerable. You can choose from the suggestions if you need to by clicking on the 'Suggestions' tab.
Click on Next to navigate to the following step; or Previous to go back to preceding step.
Date & description
In this step you will be asked to briefly describe the situation you will be analyzing. If this particular situation is related to a crisis episode, select the box accordingly.
Click on Next to navigate to the following step.
The following step of the Chain Analysis is to enter any thoughts you had during the situation.
In this step you will be asked to fill in any physical sensations you had during the event. You will be able to select suggestions from the Suggestions tab, as well as type in the text field.
The fifth step asks you to enter all emotions you had during this event. You will be able to choose between the following main emotions: Love, Happiness, Anger, Sadness, Fear, Shame, Guilt, Rage, Disgust, Envy and Jealousy. Each of these main emotions also contains sub-emotions you will be able to choose from as well.
Click on the emotion or emotions you feel are accurate, or enter your own, and click 'Next' to navigate to the next step.
This step consists of two questions: What did your main emotion drive you to do? and What actions did you do?
For the first question you will be able to type your answer in the text field, and for the second question you can type or get help from the suggested skills if you need to.
This last step is where you will type in the consequences from the event you have been analysing.
Show the satisfaction you have felt with your completion of the Chain Analysis by selecting on the star that is the most accurate, from 1 (not satisfied) to 5 (very satisfied).
Click on Submit Chain Analysis to complete the process and save your event.