Cost of Avoidance Worksheet

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The cost of avoidance is the extent to which people will escape or distract themselves from difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals identify and change negative thoughts and associated behaviors. This theory allows individuals to identify negative thought patterns, learn to regulate responses, and develop healthy coping strategies.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals manage and learn coping mechanisms for distressing thoughts, behaviors, and situations.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used by individuals actively avoiding or turning their minds away from distressing thoughts, memories, situations, or events.

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