Introduction to Anxiety
What is anxiety and how it can affect us?
Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. For example, when we sit an exam or go to hospital for an operation it is natural to feel anxious. Sometimes anxiety is difficult to recognise.
Here are some ways to describe anxiety: feeling stressed out, feeling tense or nervous overthinking, unable to relax, feeling on edge or irritable.
We can forget that anxiety is a normal and helpful emotion. For example, it can help us to look out for danger when crossing a busy road or it can help us to focus when sitting in exam.
It only becomes a problem when we feel it regularly and it starts to interfere with our daily lives.
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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