6 TREATMENT GOALS FOR ANXIETY: USING CBT TECHNIQUES

TREATMENT GOALS FOR ANXIETY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION – TREATMENT GOALS FOR ANXIETY

    In this article, we will discuss the value of setting goals for anxiety treatment and how CBT techniques can achieve the desired outcomes, ultimately improving mental health and well-being.

    1. START ADDRESSING YOUR WORRIES

    The first goal is to start addressing your worries. Worrying is part of life. We can never eliminate everything or control stuff all the time, but there are loads of things you can do to try and manage them or beat them; if your worries feel like they are taking over, this might help the ‘worry time’ technique.

    Daily Worry Time Worksheet: Stop the Cycle of Rumination with This Healthy Habit. A ‘Worry Time Worksheet’ is a powerful daily ritual that can help you break the chains of rumination.

    1. REFRAME UNHELPFUL THINKING

    Using a Thought Record is a flexible, practical way to capture and investigate your thoughts and feelings about a specific situation.

    Whilst it is to be expected to feel anxious occasionally, a lot of our anxiety is due to our unhelpful thinking. There might be value in taking a step back to evaluate the evidence supporting your thinking and considering different perspectives. With time, this can have a significant impact on our mental health and overall well-being.

    3  LOOK AT DIFFERENT WAYS TO PROBLEM SOLVE

    You see, worry is also a common answer to this thing called life. But when it gets too much, and we start feeling like it is all too much, it can help to take a step back and put everything down on paper. Figure out new ways to get through your challenges, feel better and stay sane in your mind and body.

    1. TRY FACING THOSE FEARS.

    Whatever your fear is, it could be your fear of dogs, which could make you feel like never going to a place where dogs exist. This can make us feel better in the short term; however, avoiding things makes the task appear more complex, and our anxiety levels will increase.

    On the other hand, when we slowly expose ourselves to fears, we can slowly learn to manage them and feel much more in control. Some people refer to this as exposure therapy. You can use these six steps to move forward.

     

    1. TACKLE YOUR TO-DO LIST

    We all have so many different tasks to do in our lives; some we must do, and some we do because we enjoy them. When you are down in the dumps, you will not even have the fuel to be motivated. Task and activity avoidance might feel like a relief and reduce your low mood initially, but over the long term, it is harder to shift that low mood. Start a TO-DO List. This strategy can help you tackle your tasks and make life more organized and balanced.

    1. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

    Never give up on your Mental Health. Make it a priority for your self-care. No matter what is happening in your life, make time for yourself. No matter how busy you are, feel free to take time out to recharge your batteries. Never neglect your self-care. It will pay off in the long run.

    CONCLUSION – TREATMENT GOALS FOR ANXIETY

    Setting precise goals allows an awareness of the pace of the therapeutic journey and keeps individuals motivated to continue. Dealing with anxiety is a slow procedure, and as a result, having clear goals can help to keep you on course. Commit to making changes; with the strategies and ideas here, you can reduce anxiety and improve your lives exponentially.

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    Any information provided by Linda M. Cowan is solely intended for informational purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Linda M. Cowan is a Professional Accredited Therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken as medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before deciding about your physical or mental health.

    The examples portrayed in this blog are fictitious and for illustrative purposes only. While they reflect typical client presentations, any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental.