Anxiety triggers worksheet

What is the theory behind this anxiety triggers worksheet? 

The word “Trigger” refers to a stimulus that causes a reaction. Understanding your anxiety triggers is a crucial first step in determining whether to use coping skills. CBT has been shown to be helpful in managing anxiety. The client is made aware of their anxiety triggers through CBT approaches, and they can then address them.

How will the worksheet help?

Identification of triggers is a crucial step in the understanding and management of anxiety. This worksheet is useful to psychoeducate clients about triggers and to make them aware of triggers of their anxiety.  

How to use the worksheet?  

The therapist uses this worksheet to psychoeducate clients about triggers. Therapists provide a worksheet to the clients and instruct them to list down their own triggers.  

Anxiety Triggers worksheet

What is the trigger?
A trigger is a stimulus that can cause anxiety symptoms or exacerbate them. A trigger can be external ( an interview) or internal ( a bodily sensation or emotion) that can lead to anxiety.
List down your own triggers of anxiety. 


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.

Anxiety triggers: How to identify & overcome them. (n.d.). hims.

You can download this worksheet here.

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