How to Control Chronic Anxiety
– the practical skills you need
High levels of anxiety can be very debilitating – this workshop gives you important insights and a wide range of proven techniques to help reduce long-term anxiety, panic attacks, GAD and much more…
How to Control Chronic Anxiety
Length: 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)
Tutor: Jo Baker
Suitable for: See below
Accredited CPD Certificate: 6 hours
- Price: £192 per person
Includes lunch, refreshments and course notes
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NEXT DATE: Tuesday 23rd May, London – join our Diploma tutor Jo Baker for this popular practical workshop – to ensure your place, book online now or call our friendly team on 01323 811690. Other dates and venues available.
Jo is incredibly adept at teaching this important subject, backed up with evidence and so many useful techniques. Thank youCatherine, Family Support Worker
Why take this course
More and more people’s lives are being blighted by anxiety, causing distress to all involved. The anxiety may have initially been focused on realistic, understandable concerns – such as financial difficulties, health, job insecurity or unemployment, relationship problems (particularly complex in blended families) or fears about the future in an increasingly uncertain world – but has spiralled out of control.
Or it may have no clear cause and manifests as an ever-present feeling of being ‘wired’, tense or vulnerable, very often accompanied by out-of-control thoughts. The person may be hypervigilant, unable to relax and highly miserable. Left unaddressed, chronic anxiety can also badly affect sleep and physical, as well as mental, health.
The good news is there’s much that we can do to reduce this suffering. This highly practical course focuses on giving you the key information and practical skills you need to lower anxiety levels and help people manage their own anxiety better.
It concentrates on generalised anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder – GAD), social anxiety and panic attacks, but also addresses how to handle anxiety that is a feature of conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD and bipolar and borderline personality disorder.
Very useful - lots of practical new techniquesCounsellor
What will you learn
- Tried and tested psychological techniques for dealing with over-anxiety
- Why it’s important to distinguish between two fundamental kinds of anxiety – and methods for dealing with both
- How to recognise panic attacks and deal with them effectively
- The genetic factors that make some people more vulnerable to anxiety
- Ways to change a poor sleep pattern caused by anxiety
- New perspectives on what drives anxiety – including when its basis lies
- Why some people may dissociate (appear to ‘tune out’ or not be present) when very stressed, and what to do about it
- The three different components of anxiety – and why anxiety can get
out of control
- How anxiety affects the body – and how the body affects anxiety
- Why people become hypervigilant – and how this can be reduced
- How to separate a person from their anxiety
- Five effective methods for bringing down physiological arousal very quickly – and safely
- Why social anxiety occurs and how to handle it
- Tips for reducing anxiety in those with additional conditions, such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar and borderline personality disorder
- What happens in the brain when we become anxious – insights from neuroscience
- How guided imagery speeds up treatment for high anxiety plus special tips for using it with clients suffering from over-anxiety
- How stories can complement therapy for anxiety
- A range of new skills and techniques for reducing severe anxiety, with plenty of opportunity to practise them yourself on the day
- And more
Good to know
This day complements the Online Course: ‘Understanding anxiety – and managing it without drugs’
Trauma, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders are dealt with on separate practical skills training days (see “The Rewind Technique – Effective treatment for trauma (PTSD) and phobias” and “Obsessive compulsive disorder – understanding OCD and how best to treat it.”)
The ‘How to Control Chronic Anxiety’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.
Who is this course suitable for?
Anyone who works with or treats people who may be highly anxious – such as psychotherapists, counsellors, health and social care professionals, educators and individuals working in a variety of capacities in any number of organisations.
The course will also provide valuable understanding and practical help for anyone struggling to deal with their own chronic anxiety or for those in relationships or families affected by chronic anxiety.*
The day offers the chance to gain life skills of benefit to everyone.
* Please Note: This course is not a substitute for individual therapy but there are lots of techniques that anyone suffering from anxiety can take away and use themselves.
This course has been independently accredited by the internationally recognised CPD Standards Office for 6 hours of CPD training.
On completion of this training you’ll receive CPD certificates from the College and the CPD Standards Office.
Tell others about this course
Lots of new techniques introduced for our therapy toolboxes and a good mix of personal anecdotes and recollections of professional experience to help consolidate our learning. The notes are also excellent.Hyponotherapist/Psychotherapist
Solution focused tools that can immediately be put into practice.CEO, Residential Rehab
Particularly pleased by extensive nature of notes which were in line with presentation, and included all of the significant steps.Director of Care – substance misuse clinics
Excellent overview of understanding and managing anxiety. Well integrated with appropriate and helpful examples of language to use in a therapeutic setting.
This course met my needs to have a range of strategies available to me to use with clients as well as family members. It was relevant to my work and accessible and adaptable to suit many personalities and situations. Very useful, packed full of content.
Really great to get an overview of all the different ways anxiety can present and a toolkit of strategies to support people in their management of it.
Some good techniques for the toolbox was delivered very well. The human givens approach was more directive than I expected.
Jo was an excellent teacher and took us through the work effectively and I found a great deal to take away.
Today has built on previous on-line learning sessions and added to the area of anxiety and working towards the HG Diploma and becoming an HG therapist. Jo is approachable, extremely knowledgeable and clear in her presentation and content.
Tutor is very knowledgeable and explains things in practical and easy to understand ways.
Lots of interesting and useful information to take away.
Very good course – really well presented. Thank you.
Useful review of RIGAAR and very helpful walk through chronic anxiety and a range of practical interventions.
Very practical and digestible. Usable, memorable takeaways and toolkits.
Learned some useful techniques and improved my understanding of anxiety.
Very enriching, informative and inspirational!
Fast-paced, perhaps mirroring the subject matter! More experimental time would be helpful.
Thorough and clear. Lots of techniques to try one day
Everyone, not just people from the caring professions, will absolutely benefit from this! Skills to take with you at home, school, uni and work!
I found the course really useful in my work and I will definitely be incorporating what I learnt into practice.
Excellent trainer, very engaging, invaluable insights and knowledge
Really good. Very approachable and open to discussion.
a packed and fast paced day.
Jo is very knowledgeable and shared lots of really useful information about anxiety.
I enjoyed the day. It reinforced a lot of what I learned online and from the books.
A good overview of approaches to target and help deal with anxiety. Jo presented well in a friendly manner and offered interesting insights. Unfortunately there was a fair bit of repetition with the on-line course, although the revision was welcome!
Largely good. Practical elements were excellent.
Very useful resources that can be used, not only for anxiety management.
Excellent. Jo was excellent in teaching – her clarity and ease at explanation was great. I liked how she was able to make it a safe space for us to ask questions also.
Lots of new insights about anxiety and ways of dealing with it. Teacher very knowledgeable and experienced.
Really informative and well balanced
Very thorough anxiety information and practitioner skills for helping clients quickly!
Really informative course – good opportunity to practise what I’ve learnt. Lots of sharing from other students. Tutor very good – clear and practical.
Really good balance between teaching and small group work
Lots of information covered lots of areas and topics. So very useful for my practice.
Highly interactive and enjoyable course – great facilitation by Jo
Fascinating course – practical and useful skills. Learned to manage anxiety and understand its purpose in our lives. Fully interactive and engaging teaching. Thank you!
Such a well led informative session, so well presented – I could listen to Jo all day. Very experienced and able to retell that experience. There was so much that was useful.
Very accessible and informative, good acknowledgement of neurodiversity
Excellent, thorough notes, great examples and video and good to see specifics that we can use.
Jo is incredibly adept at teaching this important subject, backed up with evidence and so many useful techniques. I found the information on GAD very useful, as well as approach therapy from 3 points: cognitive, imaginational and behavioural. Thank you
Great collection of techniques and understanding of how anxiety impacts individuals and howe we can best help them. Stuffed full of strategies & tips. The idea of separating the person from the problem through metaphor, shape or colour was really useful and the ways to deal with unhelpful thoughts.
Jo is an excellent presenter. The workshop was very informative and interesting. Jo was very patient, answering all my questions. All the tools and techniques we were given will be useful.
An excellent day, great depth and coverage. Clear and engaging teaching. I enjoyed the visualisation.
Amazing, I loved the group discussions and tools given.
I really valued the unique insight gained from the guided imagery demonstration – very different from just reading about this.
Techniques came from lots of different angles – useful for a range of clients.
All of it has been very helpful with useful exercises and an inspiring/motivating video – a good balance.
The day was full of really useful and practical tools to take away and use.
A good range of suggestions and strategies to cope with anxiety.
Plenty of useful, practical ways offered to support clients. Good balance of listening and interacting exercises.
A wide variety of anxiety management techniques prepared very well.
The idea of practical solutions as apposed to psychodynamic – effective strategies to put straight into practice.
Wide variety of approaches and good supporting information. All applicable.
Practical ways of addressing anxiety.
Clear, well organised talk with plenty of skills outlined. I appreciated the opportunity to practise some of the skills. Good handbook, which matches the slides and augments the talk.