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’.  

Anxiety and my body worksheet

In my 

Scalp I feel 

In my

Head I feel

In my

Eyes i feel

In my

Ears I feel

In my

Nose I feel

In my

Mouth I feel

In my 

Arms I feel

In my

Hands I feel

In my

Chest I feel

In my

Stomach I feel

In my

Pelvis I feel

In my

Back I feel

In my

Thighs I feel

In my 

Knees I feel

In my 

Legs I feel

In my

Feet I feel 

Reference 

Wilson, M. R. (2012). Anxiety: Attention, the brain, the body and performance. The Oxford handbook of sport and performance psychology, 173-190.

You can download this worksheet here.


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