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Pros and Cons of Avoidance worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with the pros and cons of the avoidance worksheet, which will help you highlight the pros and cons of avoiding any problem in your life.

What are the pros and cons of the avoidance worksheet?

Avoidance is basically running away from reality and the situations that are difficult for you or you don’t want to face. Avoidance behaviors are any actions or behaviors you choose as a defense mechanism to get away from facing the situation you don’t want to deal with. Whenever we face any problem or setback our mind unconsciously starts avoiding the situation. Usually, our first reaction to any stressful event or anxiety-provoking thought is avoidance, we tend to run away from our worries rather than gathering information, and struggling to find the solution, we avoid facing the situation, which is not a solution but just temporarily takes your mind off the real problem.

How will the pros and cons of avoidance worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to know what are the pros and cons of avoidance, since you are doing it so frequently it becomes difficult for you to realize what can be the pros and cons of it in the long run. Since avoidance never helps you face your fear and solve the problem rather it just keeps worsening the situation by deepening the avoidance strategies.

Instructions on how to use the pros and cons of avoidance worksheet.

Fill this worksheet in a quiet time when you think you are stuck in a problem but doing nothing about it, write down whatever you think are the pros and cons of avoiding the problem.

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On this page, we provided you with the pros and cons of the avoidance worksheet, which hopefully helped you highlight the pros and cons of avoiding any problem in your life.

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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.