Find general anxiety resources on this page, but see the Panic, GAD, and PTSD pages for more specific information

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) worksheets for anxiety

Click to download: Behavioural Experiment

Behavioural Experiment Planning Worksheet

Form for planning and evaluating CBT behavioural experiments

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Click to download: CBT Thought Record Worksheet

CBT Thought Record

Record the situation, emotion and thought, then examine the evidence for and against the thought

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Click to download: CBT Behavioural Experiment Worksheet

How Breathing Affects Feelings

Description of the causes and consequences of hyperventilation, and a calm diaphragmatic breathing exercise

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Safety Behaviours

Short explanation about safety behaviours

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Threat System / Fight or Flight

Graphical explanation of how the fight or flight system readies the body for action

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Unhelpful Thinking Styles

Worksheet detailing 10 common unhelpful thinking styles / cognitive distortions

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Click to download: CBT Behavioural Experiment Worksheet

What If ... ? Worksheet

Worksheet for identifying and challenging "what if ... ?" (threat/danger identification) cognitions

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Assessment / Evaluation

Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) PDF Download file from (0.3MB)

Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety PDF Download from

Spence Children's Anxiety Scale PDF Download from Dr Spence's website (0.1MB) Link to Dr Spence's website for information about administration and scoring

Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (Social Anxiety) DOC Download from


Vicious Cycle of Anxiety patient handout PDF Download from the Centre for Clinical Interventions (Australia) (0.1 MB)


'Shy No Longer - Coping with social anxiety' is a 12-module self-help programme developed by the Centre for Clinical interventions (Australia) Link to website

'Shyness and social anxiety - a self help guide' is an excellent resource PDF Download from

Treatment manual for general anxiety disorder PDF Download from

Treatment manual for social phobia PDF Download from 

CBT group treatment manual PDF Download from


Clark, D. M. (1999). Anxiety disorders: why they persist and how to treat them. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37, S5-S27 PDF Download from

Other resources

The Mental Health Research Group at the University of Huddersfield developed a self-help pack for anxiety.

Introduction to the pack

Introduction to anxiety

Physical effects of anxiety

Recognising anxious thinking

Dealing with our anxious thinking

Effects of anxiety on mood and behaviour

Dealing with setbacks and final thoughts




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