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Triggers Worksheet

Amanda Knowles
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On this page, we will provide you with a Triggers Worksheet. It will help you learn different ways to deal with your triggers that provoke anxiety and distress.

What is the Triggers Worksheet?

Triggers are reminders from our past that put us in distressing thoughts. Triggers can be anything from our past, places, people, emotions, and behavior that can cause distress. They can take you to the past in just a minute that one learns in order with the triggers.

How will Triggers Worksheet help?

Triggers and coping skills go hand in hand. With every triggering thought, you need to have an alternative positive thought and plan to deal with the triggering thought. Triggers can either be positive or negative, although negative triggers can have the most damaging effects. 

Instructions on how to use the Triggers Worksheet

Triggers can be external and internal; to learn coping skills, you are supposed to find out what, when, and how your triggers affect you. One of the most important steps to identifying triggers and managing them in healthy ways is self-aware, then thinking about a plan and taking action.

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.

Anger Triggers Worksheet for Adults

Identifying triggers worksheet

Discovering Triggers Worksheet


On this page, we provided you with a Triggers Worksheet, which hopefully helped you learn ways to deal with your triggers that provoke anxiety and distress.

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


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.