by Chris Barratt
Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life. However, when people experience frequent, intense or persistent anxiety it can have a negative impact on daily activities, can be difficult to control, and become out of proportion or inappropriate to the situation. This can lead to avoiding places or situations to prevent these feelings.
The objective of this interactive, in person workshop is to build knowledge and awareness of anxiety, to understand why we have it and how we can better manage it to reduce it’s negative impact on our lives. Using techniques related to cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness, participants will start to understand better how anxiety affects them personally and learn how they can manage it better.
Anxiety: What is it?
- Fight, flight, freeze response
- CBT view of anxiety
What can we do about Anxiety?
- Physical techniques – relaxed breathing, progressive muscle relaxation
- Identifying unhelpful thoughts, challenging, practising helpful ones
- Exposure to anxiety
- Sleep hygiene, putting limits
- Grounding exercises, Mindfulness
- Procrastination and Imposter syndrome applying CBT technique