Anxiety Equation Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this worksheet?

The “Anxiety Equation” (AE) is a concept employed in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to assist individuals in comprehending their anxiety by deconstructing it into smaller conceptual components. 

Through this approach, therapists aim to reduce the overwhelming nature of anxiety, enhance understanding, and facilitate a step-by-step approach to managing it.

How will the worksheet help?

Using this worksheet you will learn a new and simple tool you can use to deal with your anxiety, by yourself or with the help of your therapist.

How to use the worksheet?

Understanding and re-evaluating the AE can integrate with other CBT strategies, offering a comprehensive approach to anxiety management. 

It’s essential to note that the AE is just one approach among various techniques in CBT, and its effectiveness may vary for individuals. 

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Perera-Delcourt Psychology (2024). The Anxiety Equation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A simple tool for breaking down your fears. Retrieved from:, on January 24, 2024.