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Anxiety and Avoidance Worksheet

Amanda Knowles
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On this first page, we will provide you with an Anxiety and Avoidance Worksheet, which will hopefully help you in understanding the mechanism of your anxiety and avoidance.

What is the Anxiety and Avoidance Worksheet?

Anxiey is your body’s way of reacting to any stressful situation it involves psychological as well as physiological changes. With time you tend to avoid the situations, people that give you stress and anxiety. This is how your anxiety and avoidance are interlaced. Anxiety keeps growing as long as you keep avoiding anxiety-provoking situations. Anxiety and avoidance go hand in hand.

How can the anxiety and avoidance worksheet help?

With the help of this worksheet, you will learn how to work with anxiety symptoms by adopting safety behaviors. The worksheet will help you to face your anxiety-provoking situations so that you can face and deal with your anxiety effectively.

Instructions on how to use the Anxiety and Avoidance Worksheet

While using the worksheet. Think about the situations that make you feel anxious and you tend to avoid facing them. Focus on emotions, feelings, and thoughts. You need to learn how to overcome anxiety with the help of safety behaviors. For avoidance, you need to break down your task in small steps and attach rewards to reinforce your behavior.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with the Anxiety and Avoidance Worksheet which hopefully helped you in understanding the mechanism of your anxiety and avoidance.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.

Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.