Avoidance & Safety Behaviours
We’re going to look at avoidance and safety behaviours and how they link with anxiety.
What happens to our behaviour when we feel anxious? Have you noticed that feelings of anxiety to change behaviours, perhaps where we go, what we do or when we do it.
When we experience anxiety one of the consequences can often be that we start to avoid certain situations and places where we predict our anxiety will occur.
In this video, we talk to you about how to do behavioural experiments which are one of the most effective methods to bring about positive change. In a behavioural experiment you put your beliefs to the test. This can be very helpful because faulty beliefs are often at the root of people’s emotional problems, such as depression and anxiety.
Graded Exposure Worksheet
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