Understanding and overcoming anxiety

Free yourself from the limitations and problems of anxiety and panic attacks.
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  • Lectures 51
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

A unique course that explains what anxiety is, what causes it and what we can do about it.

This course will show you a number of exercises and practices that you can use that will help you bring anxiety under control and in doing so will help you deal with troublesome incidents and memories from you past.

In a step by step approach we examine what happens in the brain when we start to feel anxious. How various areas of our brains control our behaviour and responses. We then learn a number of techniques specifically aimed to target these areas of the brain to eliminate the impact that anxiety can have on your life.

Technical terminology is kept to a minimum. This is primarily a practical course aimed at bringing about real and lasting change.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge of anxiety or experience of therapy techniques is needed. It does mot matter if your anxiety is mild such as a worry about speaking or is so powerful that you suffer a full panic attack. Whatever you symptoms this course will guide you towards a solution to your problems.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Overcome anxiety
  • Stop panic attacks
  • Become more self confident

Who is the target audience?

  • If you suffer from any form of anxiety or panic this series of videos is for you. It is equivalent to a series of therapy sessions and will guide you to finding the source of your anxiety and learning how to overcome it. A progressive series of therapeutic interventions are presented to enable you to go beyond just learning to cope. You will find that you overcome your anxiety and resolve many issues within your life. If you are looking to gain matery over your life and live the way you truly want to, then this programme of therapy is for you.

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Section 1: Course overview
This lecture introduces you to the course. It briefly describes what anxiety is and how it can affect us.
Section 2: What is anxiety

You will learn the common symptoms of anxiety and be able to compare them with your own experiences.

What is anxiety

How does anxiety build up over time? In this section you will learn about the build up of anxiety.

The first intervention, the pause
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Use these activities to practice what you have learnt in section 2.

Section 3: The importance of breathing
You have learnt your first exercise. This is a short review on how to use this in your daily life.

Why is being able to control our breathing so important to being able to control anxiety. This lecture explains the reasons and also describes a breathing technique that you should not use.


This is a demonstration of the first breathing technique.


THis is a demonstration of the second breathing technique, 'Bamboo' breathing.


You have learnt two breathing techniques. In this section we review them and discuss how to use each practice.

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Here are some practice activities to use with the breathing techniques learnt in section 3.

Section 4: Exploring Anxiety

This lecture now deepens your understanding of what is happening when you start to feel anxious.


Are you able to pay attention to what is happening in your life? Maybe not. In this lecture we explore how we pay attention to things.


In this lecture you will learn how to use attention.


This lecture introduces the 'anxiety work sheet' and describes how to use it.


We often use metaphors to describe our feelings. This lecture gives an example of one client's metaphor of his experiences.

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Section four is an important step. Here are some practice activities to re-enforce what you have learnt and to prepare for section 5.

Section 5: Using anchors and images

Earlier lectures have described using 'anchors' as part of our exercises. We now learn how to use them.


How anxious are you, how do you know and is it getting better or worse. This lecture introduces a simple process to answer those questions.


You have learnt about the 'anxiety thermometer'. Now we learn how touse it.


You now know what happens when you are anxious and how to meaure it. It is now time to start changing things.


And when you experience anxiety it is like……….what? Lets practice making some more changes.

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Here is an additional exercise to add to what you learnt in section 5.

Section 6: An introduction to Neuroplasticity

In this lecture we describe a very important exerperiment that describes how the brain learns.


What were the results of the piano experiment? Lets find out!


Neuroplasticity is an important and developing field in neuro science. This lecture explains some of the basics of neuroplasticity


Now that we know what Neuroplasticity is, this lecture explains more about how to use this feature of the brain.


This lecture describes in more detail how we make neuroplasticy work for us.


Throughout our lives many things can happen to us that create negative and unhelpful anchors. In this lecture we will practice the opposite, creating positive anchors that can be helpful to us.

When we react in an anxious way automatically to situations, we say that certain neurons are firing together. In this lecture we will look at how to make neuron fire together in the way we want.
Section 7: The memory and the mind

There are two categories of memory, explicit and implicit.This lecture explains the difference between the two.


Our bodies respond through our nervous systems, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. In this lecture we take a brief look at the difference between the two,


When we stop and rest, does our brain become quiet? No, it does not.A system called the default mode network kicks in and the brain remains highly active. Understanding the DFN and learning to control it is an important feature on controlling anxiety.


In addition to the default mode network we have the Task positive and Task negative networks. This lecture explains both networks and how they can impact on us when we feel anxious.


An important practise available to us to control anxiety is the practise of mindfulness. This talk introduces the concept and practice of mindfulness.


This recording is a mindfulnessmeditation exercise.

Section 7 practice activities
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Section 8: Changing the past

Things that have happened to us are often the source of anxiety. It would be nice if we cold change the past, but how can we do this? This talk explores ways of changing the impact that past events have on us.


If we are going to work on our past memories we need to find the important events that are affecting us. This lecture presents two techniques for achieving this.


This recording is the first stage in accessing troublesome memories


This recording is the second stage in accessing troublesome memories


You have now identified the incidents and memories in your life. We will now look at ways of changing how these events make us feel anxious. After this talk you will be ready to start making changesto these important events in your life.


This audio course guides you through the process of changing your past. After practicing this exercise you will begin to take control of those troublesome memories.


This lecture describes a process that will help you deal with more significant events in your life. After this lecture you will be ready to listen to the fast phobia cure practice.


Some events are more significant than others and require specialintervention. This process will enable you to steal with events of a more traumatic nature and free yourself of their influence.


This talk presents a review of the two techniques for dealing with troublesome memories and gives guidance on when and when not to use them.


As you have learnt, anchors are powerful toosl that we can use to create resourceful states to deal with situations that cause us anxiety.This lecture presents suggestions for a final anchor that you will be able to use to help control anxiety.

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THese notes include a final exercise.

Section 9: Conclusion

You have now completed the course. In this lecture we summarise all the information and the techniques that have been presented and show how they all fit together.


Some final words of advice on how to use the information presented in this course. You may well be asking the question “How long is it going to take me to overcome this problem”. Here we present the answer.

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Instructor Biography

Andrew Pickles, UKCP accredited Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist

Andrew is a Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

He runs a private practice in Leeds working with people who suffer from a wide range of problems and difficulties. These include difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, anxiety and anger management.

It is this real life practical experience and the use of techniques that have been shown to work that has allowed the formulation of the Udemy videos.

Andrew has also published a number of articles relating to the use of communication techniques in business, dealing with anger and overcoming social shyness.

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