Teens: How do you learn to cope up your anxiety? Activity 20
Dr Gowher Yusuf
Hal 3rd stage, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Source: The Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Lisa M, SCHAB, LCSW
When people hold feelings of anxiety inside and do not express them, the anxiety does not just disappear. In fact, holding anxiety in can actually make it feel more overwhelming. Expressing anxiety by talking about it helps to release it.
1.What are some things that might happen when a person becomes too full of anxiety?
2.What are some things that happen to you when you do not let out your anxious feelings?
3.How do you feel about talking about your anxiety with other people?
4.Circle any of the following people with whom you might feel comfortable talking about your anxiety:
Best friend, father, aunt or uncle, doctor, cousin, coach, school counsellor, grand parent, friend, mother, employer, sibling, professional counsellor, teacher, worship leader.
5.Write the names of anyone else in your life with whom you might feel comfortable talking about your anxiety.
6.Circle any of the phrases below that you might say to express anxious feelings:
I am so nervous!
I am a little anxious about this.
I can feel my heart pounding; I must be nervous.
I am really anxious about doing this.
I am feeling a lot of anxiety now.
I am really stressing about this.
7.Write any other words that could use to express your feelings of anxiety.