What is the theory behind this Phobias worksheet Inside Out?
Phobias are intense and irrational fears of certain objects or situations that cause significant distress and impairment in day to day functioning. While fear is a natural emotion that has long served its purpose of warning and protecting us in dangerous situations, it becomes particularly unhealthy when it turns into a phobia.
The Disney movie Inside Out is a fun way to teach emotions to kids. It can be used as a helpful tool in helping kids identify emotions and how they relate to their own feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will help identify what a child fears. Any unusual responses can be further probed in counselling or therapy to detect the presence of any phobias so that it can be addressed properly. Even normal fears can form a point of discussion about how to overcome them.
How to use the worksheet?
After a child has seen the Inside Out movie, this worksheet can be used with many others to help them reinforce what they have learned about emotions and how they can apply it to their own lives. While exploring other emotions, this worksheet can be used to identify what a child fears so that their concerns can be addressed accordingly.
Phobias Worksheet Inside Out
Remember this wide-eyed, purple scared looking fellow in Inside Out? Which emotion did he represent?
How could you tell it represented this emotion?
Fear is a natural emotion that we all experience from time to time. It can be a thing, a place or even a person.
Draw or write about something that you fear…
|… a little bit.||… the most.|
|How does it make you feel? – What does it make you think?– What do you feel in your body? -How do you want to act?|
Doctor, P. (Director) (2015). Inside Out. (Film). Emeryville, Calif, Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Pictures.
Kanjilal, R & Vijayalakshmi, P. (2019). Disney’s Inside Out: Insights on Emotions and Emotional Intelligence. International Journal of English Language (7)1. 1513-1523.
You can download this worksheet here.