Distress Tolerance Skills for Anxiety Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Distress Tolerance Skills for Anxiety Worksheet?

Distress Tolerance skills are a part of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and are used to help individuals manage their internal emotional states in stressful times instead of reacting to them negatively. Distress Tolerance skills can help people with anxiety to manage their symptoms by learning to tolerate their fears and worries. 

How will the worksheet help?

This handout will help educate individuals about the STOP skill which is a distress tolerance skill. It can be used in highly anxiety-provoking and conflicting situations to physically and mentally take a step back till one can return to it with a viable solution. It can help them manage their anxiety in the moment without letting it affect them in a negative way. 

How to use the worksheet?

This handout can be used while teaching Distress Tolerance skills to individuals seeking help for their anxiety and related issues. This handout can be provided after having a thorough discussion on what STOP skills mean and how they can apply it in real life situations. 

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