Anxiety and my body worksheet

What is the theory behind this Anxiety and my body worksheet?

Our body responds to stress by releasing hormones and preparing us for fight or flight. This leads us to have difficulty in breathing, strained muscles, shiver, a fast heartbeat, and pain and bloating in your abdomen. Anxiety also causes the same response in the body. There are also many other sensations one feels that they have difficulty in pointing out.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help clients in making sense of their bodily sensations at the time of anxiety. Knowing what it feels like in a certain part of the body will facilitate them in dealing with their anxiety.    

How to use this worksheet?

To use this worksheet, clients are required to describe how they feel in a specific part of the body provided below. They can also use exaggerated symbolism, for e.g. ‘butterfly fluttering in the stomach’.  

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