Anxiety Prep worksheet

What is the theory behind this anxiety prep worksheet? 

We frequently experience anxiety throughout our lives. The anxiety preparation worksheet teaches alternate behaviour, thoughts, and actions to deal with the trigger or situations that cause anxiety. It helps get ready to deal with anxiety-provoking situations. It utilises the CBT techniques to manage anxiety by identifying triggers and targeting irrational thoughts.

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will help clients to learn some basic anxiety management techniques so they can deal with anxiety in a better way. The worksheet gives a guide map to the client to prepare themselves to deal with anxiety.   

How to use the worksheet?  

The therapist will provide this worksheet to the client during the session. Therapists instruct clients to solve the worksheet by utilising learned coping skills. 

Anxiety Prep worksheet

What is your anxiety provoking situation?______________________________________________________________________________________
What are physical, emotional and behavioural signs of your anxiety?  
List 3 ways to divert your mind from anxious situations.

Mention your 3 strengths that you can utilise to manage anxiety. 

List your coping skills that help you manage anxiety. 


Reavley, N., Allen, N., Jorm, A., Morgan, A., Ryan, S., & Purcell, R. (2010). A guide to what works for anxiety disorders.

Curtiss, J. E., Levine, D. S., Ander, I., & Baker, A. W. (2021). Cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety and stress-related disorders. FOCUS, 19(2), 184-189. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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