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CBT Hierarchy Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a CBT Hierarchy Worksheet. It will help you deal with your feared situations and thoughts effectively.

What is a CBT Hierarchy Worksheet?

Exposure Hierarchy is a technique used in Cognitive-behavioral Therapy to treat phobias and anxiety. It is about exposing yourself to the stimulus that provokes fear and you avoid facing it. It is about getting exposed to your most feared triggers, gradually in a hierarchy. The triggers that cause you stress and provoke anxiety will be presented to you one by one in steps.  This will help you to face your fears and deal with them.  This will help you to face your fears and deal with them.

How will the CBT Hierarchy Worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to be prepared to face your most feared situation by the breakdown of the process. The worksheet will help you in making strong enough to deal with and face your worst of fears.

Instructions on how to use the CBT Hierarchy Worksheet

Create a list of feared objects, from less tolerable to most tolerable on a scale, and then expose yourself to the less tolerable situation to the most tolerable situation or object.

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

Phobia Hierarchy Worksheet

Hierarchy of Fears Worksheet (Graded Exposure)

Anxiety hierarchy pdf


On this page, we provided you with a CBT Hierarchy Worksheet, which hopefully helped you deal with your feared situations and thoughts effectively.

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

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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.