CBTandFeelingGood.com – CBT Handout/excercise – A Thought/Fight or Flight guide…
FIGHT OR FLIGHT – So.. we now know your body joins in on the fun when you’re anxious and ‘seeing’ dangers and hazards everywhere …
Exercise: use the following guide to journal and catch when situations and irrational thinking cause upsettness (emotional & physical), all of which lead to self-defeating/self-sabotaging behaviours. Then confront the irrational with a dispute (there is no tiger… I feel sick because cortisol has… etc.). (This excercise is best done AFTER you have studied previous relevant posts.)
|Fight or flight physiology – what is my body doing?
|Dispute and challenge thinking and beliefs about this situation?
|Preferred new thinking and behaviour?
(Note: Print, or download a PDF CBTAFGHandout_fightorflightform, or create this on a blank sheet if you don’t wish to write in your handout / and for more room).