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Taking Panic Out Of The Body

A critical driver of panic reactions is catastrophic misinterpretation of body sensations. This worksheet helps therapists to teach clients about the reasons for certain body sensations, reducing their potential for triggering panic.

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Introduction & Theoretical Background

Taking Panic Out Of The Body is from the book Psychology Tools For Overcoming Panic. The Taking Panic Out Of Your Body worksheet tests how well you understand the fight or flight response.

Therapist Guidance

Think about what body symptoms you have when you experience anxiety then use this worksheet to record: what you understand about that symptom, why you think you experience it, and what you think your body is trying to achieve which is causing the symptom.

References And Further Reading

  • Whalley, M. G. (2017). Psychology Tools For Overcoming Panic. Psychology Tools.