How Do I Feel Anxiety in My Body

Printable anxiety resource for children: Use this print-out visual to help communicate with a child who is experiencing anxiety. Whether in a classroom setting or at home, children can circle where in their body they are feeling the physical symptoms of anxiety.

A child may feel body sensations caused by anxiety and feel as though they are freezing up.

Ask your child where in their body they are feeling anxiety, and let them know it’s normal to feel physical symptoms when we’re worried; we may feel our hearts beat faster or like we can’t breathe. We may feel hot and sweaty or shaky. We may also experience an upset stomach. Let your child know that these physical sensations may not feel good, but they cannot hurt us.

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