Social Anxiety Worksheet for Adolescents

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What is the theory behind this social anxiety worksheet for Adolescents?

According to research people who have social anxiety, they feel anxious in social situations, because they want to create a good impression on other people but because they feel that they are not capable and good enough for it. They feel anxious and distressful. They believe that people will criticize them and these negative thoughts lead to anxiety when they are around people. Targeting these negative thoughts and beliefs and developing a new healthier way of thinking can help reduce their social anxiety. 

How can this worksheet help you?

  • This social anxiety worksheet is helpful in building insight into your social anxiety problem. 
  • You will be able to identify the negative thought pattern, emotions, and behavioral symptoms you feel during the anxious situation. 
  • Record from will help you record your negative automatic thoughts that lead to disturbing emotions, unhelpful behavioral strategies, and more importantly how to change these unhelpful thoughts into helpful ones. 
  • After gaining insight, you can have an idea of what are your triggers and what are areas you need to work on.

How to use this worksheet?

This worksheet is easy to use. It is best if you take a printout of this worksheet. Think of all the social situations where you felt anxious and write them down. Mention your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in response to the anxiety situation. Record all the upcoming events that trigger your anxiety and fill out the record form. Give alternative thought to every negative thought along with evidence for it and record how you feel after it. This way you can change your negative thought with positive ones. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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