FINDING AND LOSING YOUR ANXIETY WORKSHEET
Anxiety refers to the anticipation of a future concern and is associated with feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and avoidance behavior.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses that causes constant and overwhelming anxiety and fear. They include;
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Separation Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Specific Phobias (for example, agoraphobia)
The causes of anxiety disorders are likely to involve a combination of factors including genetic, environmental, psychological, and developmental. However, to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, the fear or anxiety must;
- Be out of proportion to the perceived situation or age-inappropriate
- Hinder ability to function normally
What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals identify negative thought patterns, learn how to regulate responses to anxiety-producing situations, and develop healthy coping strategies.
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a type of therapy that uses strategies such as mindfulness and goal setting to reduce one’s anxieties and fears.
How Will This Worksheet Help You?
This worksheet is intended to help individuals identify, control, and reduce their anxiety.
How Should You Use This Worksheet?
This worksheet should be used by individuals who want to discover what makes them anxious and examine appropriate and long-lasting solutions for overcoming/ managing their anxiety.
You can download this worksheet here
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