Relaxation Technique and Social Anxiety Worksheet for Adolescents

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Adolescence is the prime period associated with the development of social anxiety or social anxiety disorder. The dramatic emotional and biological changes in puberty bring shifts in life dynamics. Growing pupils often develop an unreasonable fear of people, situations, or performance apprehensions. They feel worried about being judged, criticized, scrutinized, and rejected by others when exposed to new people or situations. They also fear being made fun of by doing something embarrassing or humiliating in the presence of others. 

What Are the Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the best treatment for social anxiety in general but for adolescents’ case in particular. The thoughts shared above, like being judged or criticized or the fear of behaving embarrassingly, all reflect thoughts or negative thoughts. Such extreme thoughts are known as catastrophizing, the thinking of being a total failure or similar emotional, silly processing during puberty. However, CBT offers a relaxation technique that gives the socially anxious person a moment to manage emotional states like chills, heart pounding or shaking, etc. This change of emotions will help the individual to manage negative behavior like avoidance, anxiousness, isolation, etc. 

How Will This Worksheet Help you?

This worksheet will help adolescents direct their emotional potential toward positive feelings, enabling them to think calmly and behave effectively.  

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet is helpful for adolescents who experience social anxiety or for the practitioners helping such growing ones with this problem. It will guide them on how to find and alter the negative thought processing with a positive one to address unreasonable points of social anxiety. 

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