Anxiety self talk worksheet

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What is the theory behind this anxiety self talk worksheet? 

Your inner dialogue, or how you speak to yourself, is called self-talk. It is based on the thoughts, beliefs, and ideas that are retained in your subconscious mind. It can be   either positive or negative. According to research, the CBT technique known as self-talk can help athletes in reducing competitiveness while also improving their performance, self-efficacy, and volitional abilities. Self talk is found to be beneficial in reducing anxiety in other anxiety provoking situations.      

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will give the clients awareness about the self talk. It makes clients able to identify their self talk and change negative self talk to positive self talk that will help in managing anxiety.  

How to use the worksheet?  

The therapists can provide this worksheet during the session. Therapists will instruct clients to identify their self talk and change it to positive self talk. Clients can continue this worksheet as homework .  

You can download this worksheet here.

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Morris, S. Y. (n.d.). Self-talk: Why it matters. Healthline.