Learn How to Lower Your Anxiety and Raise Your Resilience
What you'll learn
- Learn how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected.
- Find out about Confirmation Bias, Negativity Bias and other ways of thinking.
- Discover how our emotions can have a physical effect on our body.
- Learn how to challenge our thoughts so they do not have so much power over our emotions and behaviors.
- Examine some of the other factors that can have an effect on our mood.
- All you need to take part in this course is a PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smart Phone and a willingness to learn.
Based on my knowledge of Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and from my own experience and the experience of many of my clients, this course is designed to teach you how to break the cycle of worry and anxiety and take more control of your life.
Cycle of Worry
Let’s face it, life can be stressful for lots of us, whether it’s at work, at home or both. This stress can lead to frequent or constant feelings of anxiety. It’s as though our mind just cannot switch off and we find that we’re even worrying about the small stuff.
And all this can have an effect on our body, with aching muscles, stomach cramps, headaches and other physical symptoms.
For many, this can also have an effect on our self-confidence so that we begin to believe that we are useless or just not good enough. Furthermore, this belief brings more stress and anxiety and so we have a vicious cycle.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. This course will teach you the tools you need to help you lower your anxiety levels and raise your resilience or “bounce-back-ability”.
What Will We Learn?
· TFB Cycle
We will begin by studying the Thoughts/Feelings/Behaviors or TFB Cycle. This will help us to understand how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected. We will then take some time to journal about our own experience with the TFB cycle.
· Thoughts and Thinking
Then we will take a long look at how and why we think as we do. We’ll find out about Confirmation Bias, Negativity Bias and other ways of thinking. We’ll practice observing our thoughts and noticing how they affect our emotions. Then we’ll journal about our own personal experience.
· Feelings and Emotions
Next we’ll dive deeper into our emotions and show how they can have a physical effect on our body. We’ll practice labelling our emotions as this has been shown by science to help us deal with them more effectively. We’ll then journal about our own experience.
· Thoughts Are Not Facts: Challenging our Thoughts
Here we get to the most important part of the course, where we learn that our thoughts are not facts and how we can challenge what we think. At the end of the module we will take some time to practice this skill and journal about it.
· Other Factors That Can Influence Our Mood
Finally we will examine some of the other factors that can have an effect on how we feel, such as food, drink, exercise, sleep and alcohol. We will show our some small changes in our life style can have a big effect on our life.
By the end of the course you will have a skill set that will enable you to ease your stress levels and lower your anxiety. This will also help you to deal with whatever life throws at you in a more calm and measured manner and to bounce back from setbacks, both minor and major.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone of any age, gender or background who is having trouble controlling their anxiety levels.
I live and work in Dublin, Ireland as a Happiness Coach and a Tutor in Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness Living. I work with individuals on a one-to-one basis, and also with small groups of up to ten or twelve students.
I hold a First Class Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology. Added to that, I also hold qualifications in Tutoring, Learning & Instruction and Counselling. I regard education as a never ending process, and during my more recent studies at university I researched countless articles on the best way to teach meditation and on Positive Psychology, including mindfulness and happiness studies. I also researched CBT and the most effective tools for reducing chronic anxiety. I then went on to test and modify those methods with my own clients.
On a personal basis, putting CBT, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness into practice has made a big difference in my life and has seen be through many difficult times. It has also taught me to appreciate the good things in life and has contributed considerably to my overall happiness.