What is the theory behind this anxiety warning signs worksheet?
It’s common to have anxiety from time to time. Many people get anxious about things like their health, their finances, or their family issues. However, anxiety disorders go beyond temporary apprehension or fear. It’s crucial to recognize anxiety’s early warning signs for the management of anxiety. CBT uses psychoeducation to make clients aware of their issues for the better management of symptoms.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet makes clients aware of their warning signs of anxiety. Recognizing those early warning signs might help clients to use coping skills sooner to manage anxiety.
How to use the worksheet?
The therapist uses this worksheet to psychoeducate clients about early warning signs. Therapists provide a worksheet to the client and instruct them to write down warning signs of their anxiety.
Anxiety Warning Signs Worksheet
Before you even realise how you’re feeling, anxiety can have an impact on your physical body as well as what you say or do. Learning to detect your individual warning signs that will let you know how you’re feeling is the first step in managing anxiety.
List down your own anxiety warning signs.
Anxiety disorders. (n.d.). National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders
UpToDate. (n.d.). Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support System| UpToDate | Wolters Kluwer. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/psychotherapy-for-anxiety-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents#H153468291
You can download this worksheet here.