Anxiety Task/Coping Cards (Free!)


This product contains 24 task cards related to vocab words related to anxiety (trigger, self-talk, coping skills), ideas for coping and problem solving.


Download and print here: AnxietyTaskCards

Ideas on How to Use The FREE Coping With Anxiety Task Cards:

  1. Prompts for games
  2. Conversation Starters
  3. Group Activities
  4. Use for Teaching New Vocab
  5. What is on the Cards:
  • Alexis often wondered “what if” and this made her very worried. Next time she had one of these thoughts what could she do?
  • Some people feel calmer when they listen to music. What songs help you relax?
  • Talking with someone about how you are feeling can be helpful. Who is someone you can talk about your anxiety with?
  • Think about the things that you are thankful for. Share 3 things…
  • When you feel worries coming, touch something and focus on as many things as you can about what you feel.
  • Talk about the differences between worries, nervousness and anxiety.
  • Try give yourself a little break when you feel anxious: drink of water, stretching or going for a little walk.
  • A trigger is a word that means “something that makes you feel a feeling.” Talk about one of your triggers of anxiety.
  • Coping skills are things that make you feel better when you are anxious or upset. What are some of your favorite coping skills?
  • Talk about a time when you had anxiety and were able to cope with it (make your anxiety go away).
  • Think of your favorite smell. Now close your eyes and imagine smelling it .
  • When you are feeling anxious count the number of blue things you see.
  • Self-talk is how we talk about our situations to ourselves. Positive self-talk is “I can do this.” Negative self talk is “I can’t do anything right.” Say something about your self-talk.
  • Jack gets anxious when he is around new people. What do you think he can do to feel confident?
  • Talk about how your body feels when it is calm.
  • Practice taking 3 deep breathes
  • What do you think it means to “have butterflies in your stomach?”
  • Talk about things that make you worry.
  • Talk about a time when you had a “what if” thought.
  • Imagine somewhere relaxing. Talk about the sights, sounds and smells of this place.
  • Practice being mindful of how it feels when you take a deep breath.
  • Think about a time when you thought something was too hard. What could you think next time something seems like it is too hard?
  • Talk about where in your body you feel anxiety.

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