What is the theory behind this anxiety Toolbox worksheet?
An anxiety toolbox is a collection of CBT, relaxation, and other coping skills to help in self-calming and healthy emotional expression. It has been discovered that CBT, exposure therapy, and relaxation methods are effective in the management of anxiety. Dr. Kathryn D. Boger suggested an anxiety toolkit for people to manage their anxiety, become more resilient, and less vulnerable.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet assists clients in creating their own anxiety toolbox that can be used by clients in the time of distress. It helps to manage anxiety and become more resilient by psycho educating clients about different coping skills.
How to use the worksheet?
The therapist can use this worksheet during the session. Therapists psychoeducate clients about different coping strategies listed in the worksheet and then instruct them to make their own anxiety toolbox.
Anxiety Toolbox worksheet
Create your own anxiety toolbox writing activity in each box.
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Kaczkurkin, A. N., & Foa, E. B. (2015). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders: an update on the empirical evidence. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 17(3), 337–346.
You can download this worksheet here.