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On this page, we will provide you with the costs of avoidance worksheet, which will help you to choose other 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 for them. The avoidance at the spot may feel like an escape but in the long run, it is always damaging the mental health. This worksheet is about what are the costs of avoiding any feelings that you don't want to feel, that you want to escape.

How will the cost of avoidance worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you identify what kind of strategy you are using to avoid a feeling that is unpleasant for you. And what is that strategy costing you, which will help you to change your way of dealing with your feelings other than avoiding them?

Instructions on how to use the cost of avoidance worksheet?

Identify your feelings, it can be one or two you have felt today, next write down what strategy you use to avoid it. And then what were the costs of using that strategy of avoidance. It will further let you explore other options you could have used instead of avoiding them.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

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

Avoidant Personality Disorder Worksheet

Pros and Cons of Avoidance worksheet



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

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

You can download this worksheet here.

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.