ANXIETY TASK CARDS
This product contains 24 task cards related to vocab words related to anxiety (trigger, self-talk, coping skills), ideas for coping and problem solving.
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Ideas on How to Use The FREE Coping With Anxiety Task Cards:
- Prompts for games
- Conversation Starters
- Group Activities
- Use for Teaching New Vocab
- 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.