The Anxiety Triggers worksheet can be used by mental health providers during session or it can be assigned by the clinician to clients for home practice. The first step in reducing anxiety is to identify one’s triggers. There are two parts to this process. First, one needs to recognize the cues that indicate one is anxious. Second, one must pinpoint what it is that is causing one to worry. Most of the time, cues will be both physical and cognitive.
For example, one’s heart might start beating rapidly and you may start thinking, “I got to get out of here”. By writing down the cues and triggers it will help illuminate exactly what areas one needs to address. After all, you can’t confront anxiety when you don’t know what is causing it. This anxiety triggers worksheet can be used both in session and as home practice.