What is an anxiety worksheet for teens?
A person’s teenage years can be considered the most formative years of their life, and with that, there’s a lot to be anxious about. Depending on the person, the grip that their anxiety has on them will vary. Sometimes, it’s not strong enough that they can easily work past it, but there are people who experience terrible levels of anxiety that they might be unable to overcome.
Anxiety worksheets were created in order to help people contain and combat their anxieties. Since powering through anxiety could take some time and practice, these worksheets can assist with finding and providing solutions and directions for a person to take in order to win against their anxiety!
Here, at Carepatron, we have an example that you can use, and we call it “I Can Power Through My Anxiety!
How do I use the “I Can Power Through My Anxiety” worksheet for teens?
This particular anxiety worksheet for teens is easy to use! All your teenage client needs to do is engage with the writing prompts! It goes as follows:
Write three things that make you the most anxious.
Right off the bat, this will have the teen write three things that make them anxious. It’s a good idea to immediately start with that to help them acknowledge the causes of their anxiety.
When I feel anxious…
There are three parts to this section. This is where they can elaborate on things that they might have a hard time articulating through speech. They just need to indicate the following:
- My body goes through…
- Here, they indicate physical changes like “My skin started to feel cold,” “I have trouble breathing,” I feel a sharp pain in my chest,” or “My voice starts to tremble”
- I think about…
- For this prompt, they can indicate the kinds of thoughts they have when they’re anxious, like suddenly feeling like they will fail at something, thinking about isolating themselves, thinking that they’re being judged, etc.
- And in response, I…
- Lastly, they mention any response that they have when they feel anxious, like nail biting, pacing around the room, actually isolating themselves, or crying.
When I feel anxious, I do the following things to cope:
This one is a checklist where they can tick off the things that they do to cope with anxiety. They can even add their own!
Some of the things that they can tick are:
- Go out for a walk
- Play with my pet(s)
- Talk to a friend
- Talk to my parent(s)
- Play video games
What do I think I need to do to power through my anxiety?
This is free-form. This is an opportunity for the teen to write what they need from people, what they need from you, and what they think they should do to power through, and hopefully, completely get over it.
Based on what they write, you might be able to determine the next steps to aid your teen!
I Can Power Through Anxiety worksheet for Teens Example (Sample)
To give you a better picture of what you’ll probably see on this worksheet, here is an example of a filled-out copy:
Who can use this printable anxiety worksheet for teens (PDF)?
A number of practitioners can use this, such as:
- Clinical psychologists
But other than healthcare professionals, the persons who will engage with this the most are teen clients. These patients are likely receiving therapeutic treatment for their anxiety, but may also be experiencing other mental health issues, including the following:
- Eating Disorder
- Substance Addiction
- Grief and/or Loss
- Feelings of Isolation
Remember, the emotional experiences of adolescents are often complex and varied, and it is sometimes the case that an individual being treated for anxiety is also receiving care for other reasons. Regardless of whether the individual patient has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, this worksheet will help them work through some of the issues they are facing regarding anxious thoughts.
Why is this anxiety worksheet for teens useful for psychologists?
It’s a good way to learn about their teen clients.
Anxious teens might have a hard time expressing and articulating themselves through speech, making it difficult for them to speak to others about their anxiety.
If the teen can express and explain their anxiety better through writing, then this anxiety worksheet can help a psychologist better understand their client.
It can help psychologists determine the next steps to take in order to help the teen.
The prompts of this anxiety worksheet for teens nudge the client to write down:
- What makes them anxious
- How their body reacts
- What they think while feeling anxious
- What they do in response to that
- And indicate how they cope
Psychologists can develop a game plan on how they can aid their teen clients with powering through their anxiety as well as what the client can do.
What are the benefits of using this anxiety worksheet for teens?
Can establish better rapport between psychologist and client.
Instead of simply talking to your client and having them listen to what you have to say, using this particular worksheet can encourage actual participation from them since it’s something that they can work on in between your sessions.
It can challenge negative thoughts.
The worksheet puts the client at the forefront and hopefully inspires them to trump what makes them anxious. It’s called “I Can Power Through My Anxiety” for a reason. It’s as if the statement is coming from the client themself.
It provides the client the opportunity for self-reflection in their own time.
This worksheet should serve as an avenue for them to really think about themselves, how they feel, and what they want. This could inspire them to set goals, and depending on what they write, you might be able to draw up a plan to help them achieve their goals.
Why should you use Carepatron for anxiety software?
Here at Carepatron, we care about helping healthcare practitioners improve productivity and efficiency, especially when it comes to streamlining their clinical documentation. By taking advantage of our easy-to-navigate EHR system, you’ll gain access to a wide variety of anxiety worksheets such as this I Can Power Through My Anxiety worksheet for teens!
Using these worksheets will help you with your counseling and make it easier for you and your patients to identify what causes their anxieties, how their body responds to what they’re feeling, what they think, how they react, and what they do to cope. They will also help structure avenues for aid and help you determine possible solutions to help your clients!
You can even store these worksheets in a HIPAA-compliant manner and secure them by setting up who can access these documents besides you.
Not only are our anxiety software and worksheets intuitive, but they’re also easily accessible! Whether you’re using an office desktop, a laptop, or even just your phone, you can access your anxiety worksheets anytime, anywhere!