Anxiety Mastery Course by John Cordray
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Anxiety Mastery Course by John Cordray

Learn what it takes to gain control of your anxiety with a licensed therapist.
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 9/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, you'll be able to build your confidence, face your fears, and stop anxiety from taking over your life.
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  • You must be motivated and willing to do the work that's necessary to face your fears.

Anxiety is almost impossible to explain to someone, yet it's so powerful and disruptive. This course will give you the confidence you need to prevent your anxiety from winning again. Your anxiety won't go down without a fight, but this course will give you the tools you need to gain the upper hand. You can do this!

This course will deal with a specific areas of anxiety including:

  • Initiating a conversation
  • Going somewhere new or unfamiliar
  • Overcoming self-doubt and self-criticism
  • Building self-confidence
  • Real life examples "Field Trip"


  • Section Quiz's
  • Self-Evaluation Questionnaire
  • Downloadable Worksheets (PDF)
  • Keep Calm Survival Kit
  • Bonuses
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those who suffer from anxiety and have a fear of what others might think of them.
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
What to Expect From this Course
2 Lectures 05:52

John gives an overview of the course to give you an idea about what to expect. 

Preview 02:45

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Keep Calm Survival Kit
5 Lectures 25:39

This is a brief overview of the Keep Calm Survival Kit.

Keep Calm Survival Kit Introduction

Spend some time really thinking about who you are. Self discovery is important step as you begin this course and John will walk you through how to begin understanding who you are.

Who the Heck are You!

In this lesson, John talks about the difference between what you struggle with and who you really are.

The Duality of You: Will the Real You Step Forward?

All of us have a negative thought cycle, but not everyone knows what to do about it. In this lesson, John describes the negative thought cycle and what to do when it comes out.

The Negative Thought Cycle

In this final lesson of the Keep Calm Survival Kit, John talks about what to do once you understand your negative thought cycle.

Making a Cognitive Pivot
Between Two Minds
3 Lectures 10:28

John introduces The Alpha Mind & The Beta Mind and encourages you to get ready 

Alpha / Beta Mind Overview

The Beta Mind is the place where your out of balanced emotions live. An example of The Beta Mind is when your anxiety takes over your logical thinking.

Preview 03:48

John talks about The Alpha Mind and sets the stage for your success with this course.

The Alpha Mind

It's important to remember the difference between the two minds. This will help you make an intangible feeling (social anxiety) and make it more tangible (naming the source).

The Alpha Mind & The Beta Mind
3 questions
Anatomy of Anxiety
5 Lectures 20:22

John talks about the difference between worry and anxiety and helps you learn what to look out for.

Preview 03:27

In this lesson, John talks about the three main reasons for anxiety. Have you ever wondered why you have anxiety? 

Three Different Reasons for Anxiety

Learn what you can do if your anxiety causes nausea. 

What To Do If Your Anxiety Causes Nausea

John talks about the 80/20 Fear Ratio to help you distinguish between what is rational fear and distorted thinking.

80/20 Fear Ratio

Discover the three ways to help you learn to keep calm.

Three Ways of Keeping Calm

Taking this quiz will help you remember important aspects of this section. 

Anatomy of Anxiety
5 questions
Gaining The Right Perspective
3 Lectures 14:38

How often are you critical of yourself? A lot, right? John helps you gain a better perspective about your mistakes and even failures. It's time to stop being your worst critic.

Stop Being Your Worst Critic

How many times to you compare yourself and your situation with others? Social Anxiety often takes over and it's easy to compare yourself. Find out what John has to say about comparing yourself.

Stop Comparing Yourself

Just because you fail at something, doesn't mean you're a failure. Having the right mindset will help you work on your self-confidence. 

You are Not a Failure

Take this self-evaluation quiz to get an idea of how your negative thoughts affect your life without you even realizing it.

Gaining the Right Perspective
4 questions
Anxiety Tools, Tips and Tricks
10 Lectures 17:52

John talks truth about using tools that you need to hear.

A Word About Tools

Making a T-Chart is an effective way to process your thoughts and feelings.


You may not realize it at the time when you anxiety is high, but you do have options. John talks about how you can find your options and how they can help with your anxiety.

Know Your Options

Learn what Active Observation is and how it can help when you have anxiety.

Active Observation

Knowing how to recenter when you're anxious and feeling overwhelmed is really helpful to bring calmness back to your mind.


If you ever find yourself feeling anxious about not knowing what to say to people this tool will help.

Conversational Starters

Self-talk can be a powerful motivator if you do it right. Learn how to use self-talk to help you deal with your anxiety.


Something as simple as making a plan before you go somewhere can really help with feeling in control.

Make a Plan

Learn what a victory journal is and why it can help you master your anxiety.

Victory Journal

Documenting your anxiety journey is an important step to learning more about your anxiety.

Document Journal
Real Life Senearios
6 Lectures 08:29

John takes you inside a car to talk about driving anxiety.

Driving Anxiety

John goes inside a grocery store to talk about different tools that can be used to be able to go grocery shopping. 

Going to the Grocery Store

Grab a cup of coffee and watch John talk about what to do when you have anxiety about going to the coffee shop.

Going to the Coffee Shop

We all need to get gas, but sometimes getting gas can cause anxiety. John takes you to the gas pump to talk about what you can do to help reduce your anxiety while you fill up.

Going to the Gas Station

"Would you like fries with that?" Join John as he makes an order at the drive through and talks about tools you can can use to reduce your anxiety.

Going through the Drive-Through

John recaps his "field trip" and sums up what you need to do if you have anxiety about going to public places.

Dealing with Social Anxiety
3 Lectures 10:04

Busting 3 myths about Social Anxiety that you probably believe. 

Debunking Three Common Myths About Social Anxiety

In this lesson, John describes what an imaginary audience is and helps you understand what to do about it.

Preview 02:33

This video is for that someone in your life that may have a hard time understanding your social anxiety. John provides practical and insightful advice for those who don't quiet understand what it's like to live with social anxiety.

Helping Someone with Social Anxiety
Bonus 1
1 Lecture 09:59

In this bonus lesson, John is speaking to a live online audience on Periscope (Twitter's live streaming app), John is talking about taking responsibility for getting better.  At certain times you'll hear John address people by name and talk about hearts.

It's Time To Take Responsibilty
Bonus 2
1 Lecture 09:47

In this bonus lesson, John is speaking to a live online audience on Periscope (Twitter's live streaming app), John helps explain how to find the right therapist. At certain times you'll hear John address people by name and talk about hearts.

Finding The Right Therapist
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About the Instructor
John Cordray, LPC, NCC
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National Certified Therapist

John is a National Certified Therapist, owns a private practice in St. Louis and is the host of The Mental Health Today Show. John's enthusiasm and positivity crushes the dry and boring stereotype lecture format. John uses his experience and knowledge as a licensed therapist to create detailed courses on specific issues that get to the "meat" of the topic. These courses are like having a therapist in your pocket!