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Hierarchy of Fears Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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

What is a Hierarchy of Fears Worksheet?

Feared situation hierarchy is one technique of cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is used to treat anxiety phobias and obsessive disorders. The feared situation hierarchy worksheet will gradually introduce you to feared stimuli, by creating a list of anxiety-producing situations you will be able to face your fears and deal with them. By creating a list of anxiety-producing situations, 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.

How will the Hierarchy of Fears Worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to be prepared to face your most feared situation. 

Instructions on how to use the Hierarchy of Fears Worksheet 

Keeping in mind, the points mentioned above 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.

Hierarchy of Fears Worksheet (Graded Exposure)

Avoidance Hierarchy Worksheet


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

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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.