Stop Struggling with Anxiety - Overcome It the Feelgood Way
- 3 hours on-demand video
- 6 mins on-demand audio
- 23 downloadable resources
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Recognise anxiety in all its forms for what it is
- Understand how to go about dealing with different anxiety issues so as to overcome them
- Have skills which will enable you to cope effectively with any future adverse events in your life
- Be aware of the benefits of focusing on what really matters to you rather than on what you can't do anything about
- Students need to be able to download mp3 files and listen to them in private
Learn and understand how the human brain develops fears, phobias, worries, anxieties and obsessions. Once understood it can be unlearnt bit by bit in simple steps.
Reclaim, the Feelgood Way, those parts of your life which are restricted by your anxieties.
- Understand why you have anxiety problems and others don't
- Recognise what you need to change to reduce or overcome your anxieties
- Learn simple step-by-step ways to change your anxiety habits for good
- Do it at your own pace
Gain the knowledge you need to stop struggling and move on with your life
Anxiety is a normal human emotion. Some of us simply learn to have too much of it (unintentionally of course).
Have you tried lots of ways to get rid of it or overcome it? Maybe you've had some sort of psychological therapy? Maybe you've had medication? Have you read books about it? But these haven't really had any lasting effect?
It is possible to reduce or completely overcome these anxiety habits but you must go about it in the right way.
This course is based on sound psychological theory and it has been tested by me.
I am a clinical psychologist who in earlier life suffered for twenty years with panic attacks and obsessions. I got by with various coping strategies. I thought I was treating myself by doing what my professional training had taught me, but it never worked totally. It was only when too many things went wrong all at once and I lapsed into an acute anxiety state that I really had to look at what wasn't working and why. I wasn't able to leave the house for fear of having a panic attack. I even had them in the house.
This was my lucky break because I had to analyse what was going on and work out once and for all how to get rid it. And I did.
I know that this works. I also know that many people fail because they don't actually do what they need to do. I too was guilty of this for many years. In recent years I have had patients attend my courses and come along afterwards and tell me it doesn't work. I then tell them that "It works. You're not doing it!" After that we go through it again step by step to find which bit they are doing wrong - and it's always there!
Anxiety is not a virus or a disease that you catch. Anxiety is a normal human response that some of us learn to apply too often. This isn't intentional. But because it is learnt, it can be unlearnt if done the right way. I will show you the right way.
The course is mainly in two parts. The first part can be done as slowly or as quickly as you wish. It teaches you to understand what anxiety is, where it comes from and how it develops. With this knowledge the steps needed to overcome it make total sense. Nobody will keep at any task if they don't fully understand why they're doing it! This is often where traditional approaches to psychological therapy go wrong. It's not that the approach is unsound, it's just delivered in the wrong way.
The second part of the course leads you step by step towards incorporating new ways of thinking into your everyday life. There are new habits for your general wellbeing and also specific ways of responding when the anxiety threatens. Learnt properly by practising the techniques taught, these new habits will gradually replace your old anxiety habits.
The lessons themselves are mainly video. There are pdf notes that can be downloaded as well as audio tracks for practising. The main therapeutic approach used is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This is known as third wave CBT and it incorporates the practice of mindfulness. For anyone who is averse to doing long meditations, these are entirely optional. Very short (30 seconds) meditations are enough to do the job!
In order to benefit from this course you must be prepared for it to take time and to actually practise what you are asked to practise. After all, you wouldn't expect to become a great pianist if you never practised between lessons would you? Yet all too often people having psychological therapy think they can get by with just the therapy sessions!
One thing I know from personal experience is that if you actually follow the steps you will overcome your anxiety habit. If you cheat… well, I think you know the answer to that!
I look forward to having you on my course
- This course is for anyone who experiences too much anxiety of any kind in their everyday life
- This course is for anyone who is prepared to accept the responsibility for improving their own mental health
- This course is NOT for anyone who wants the course to provide them with a quick fix
- This course is NOT for anyone who believes, or wants to believe, that their anxiety can be cured permanently by a magic pill
- This course will benefit those who are prepared to fully understand the theory and who are willing to actually put into practice what is taught
An introduction to me and my professional expertise at treating anxiety-related difficulties.
Have you ever received advice from an expert who didn't appear to appreciate how it felt to be in your position and who seemed to expect you to do the impossible?
This lecture explains the benefits of learning how to understand and overcome anxiety problems from someone who not only knows the theory but who has also been there, done that and got over it.
An outline of the reasons why students must be fully aware of the path through this course and why it progresses as it does.
Many treatments for anxiety fail because they attempt to only get rid of the symptoms for now.
Anxiety is a basic human emotion that will always have roots in any human being. The way to overcome it or reduce it to a manageable level is to understand what it is and why it happens.
The medical approach to overcoming physical problems is usually to get rid of the symptoms. This may be done by removing them (surgery), masking them (medication), or temporarily fixing the body so it can repair itself (pins, casts).
None of these is appropriate for a psychological problem. But because we go to the doctor when we have either a physical or a psychological problem, we automatically (unconsciously) expect a similar approach. We expect the doctor to fix it for us.
This is what often gets in the way of recovery in psychological difficulties.
Overcoming anxiety is perfectly possible provided you are prepared to do the work.
There is no magic formula, just clear logic. This course can't work magic for anyone who wants me to do it for them. This course will produce results for anyone who follows what is taught and puts in the practice.
This lecture outlines the different materials that will be part of the course. It then lists who the course is and is not suitable for.