The STOP Plan Handout

The STOP Plan Handout is a worksheet intended for pre-teens to connect thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, this CBT worksheet can help young people reframe thoughts.

The intention is to identify when we are feeling anxious and increase our awareness of how we feel anxiety, then we link this to what we are thinking in the moment. Once we are aware of our anxiety, we can focus on coming up with different thoughts about the situation (different “appraisals”) that can help us feel less anxiety about it.

Help young people challenge their anxious thoughts and achieve balanced thinking with the STOP Plan worksheet. Thank you to Dr. Daniel Chorney on our Scientific Advisory Committee for providing context on this resource.

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