Key course information
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This 8-week course is for people who are supporting others in their recovery from anxiety, whether as professionals, friends, colleagues or family of people suffering from anxiety.You may be a professional (therapist, coach, counsellor, bodyworker or teacher) who wants more ideas and skills to help the clients who come to your practice.You may have people in your family who struggle with anxiety and would like to feel more confident in your ability to help them.You may have work colleagues who are struggling and would like to be able to understand and support them (without becoming a therapist or you may have someone in your personal life with anxiety and find yourself looking for ways to support them while also taking care of yourself.
What will I learn?
This course brings together the latest findings from neurology, psychology and physiology.
We look at how anxiety affects, and is affected by, our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
In order to best understand how to help people with anxiety we have to first understand what anxiety is, and why and how it affects some people more than others.
This course is definitely not a therapy programme either for you or for the people around you.
However, we will be asking you to use some of your own experiences and to try out some of the techniques for yourself.
The following topics will be covered course:
What anxiety is and how it relates to depression and stress
What are the components that cause anxiety and can make it worse?
How to get our needs met as human beings and help others to get their needs met too
Discover your innate resources - the toolkit that we can use (or misuse)
Effective strategies for managing anxiety
Putting this all into practice and building resilience
All you need to bring is an open and enquiring mind. There will be some ‘taught’ aspects, but most sessions will be in more of a workshop style. There is no required homework or reading, but we will offer some resources for you to explore in your own time if you so wish.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course lecturer.
Additional Costs and Information
There are no additional course costs. However if you wish to purchase a set of Anxiety Freedom cards these are available from the lecturer at a cost of £25.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Health and Social Care
- Occupational Therapist
- Community Outreach Worker
- Healthcare Assistant
- Care Worker
- Adult Nurse
- Youth Worker
- Social Worker