CBT Worksheet for Claustrophobia

What is the theory behind this CBT Worksheet for Claustrophobia?

Claustrophobia is a type of specific phobia that makes an individual extremely anxious and fearful of enclosed spaces. It can range from mild anxiety symptoms to full blown panic attacks even at the thought of being in a tight space where movement may be limited. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an effective treatment option that helps individuals identify  and modify unhelpful thoughts fueling their fears along with gradual exposure to the feared stimuli. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help individuals seeking help for their claustrophobia to write down  a self-talk script that they can use to calm themselves down in claustrophobic situations. It is a coping strategy that they can add to their coping toolbox to help manage and control their anxieties and fears instead of being controlled by them. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used when the therapist is working on experimenting with different coping strategies to help a client dealing with claustrophobia to manage their fears. Instruct them to read through the given examples of what kind of lines a self-talk script can contain and make their own script to practise daily as a coping tool in times of need. 

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