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On this page, we will provide you with the costs of the avoidance worksheet, which will help you learn ways of dealing with your feelings rather than avoiding them.

What is the cost of the avoidance worksheet?

People avoid things, events, and situations that are overwhelming or distressing. The avoidance at the spot may feel like an escape, but it is permanently damaging to mental health in the long run. Avoidance is never an answer or a long-term solution; instead, it just buries the actual problem. It reinforces the problem or makes it worse. It is a negative cycle. This worksheet is about knowing the costs of avoiding feelings that you usually don’t face or deal with. It will help you understand how bad and harmful it is for you to keep ignoring or avoiding the actual problem.

How will the cost of avoidance worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you identify what kind of strategy you are using to avoid facing your actual feelings, which are unpleasant for you, and what is the cost of using such strategies. In addition, the worksheet will help you change your ways of dealing with your feelings rather than avoiding them.

Instructions on how to use the cost of avoidance worksheet?

Identify your feelings and write down the strategies you use to avoid them. Also, write down the costs of using that strategy of avoidance. It will further let you explore other options you could have used instead of avoiding them.

You can download this worksheet here.

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



Pros and Cons of Avoidance worksheet


On this page, we provided you with the costs of the avoidance worksheet, which hopefully helped you learn ways of dealing with your feelings rather than avoiding them.

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.