3 Steps to managing your anxiety and worry
Guided self-help programme for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Is this course right for me?
This course is perfect for you if:
- You have noticed you are worrying excessively about a number of life situations and find it difficult to control your worry and anxiety
- Experience restlessness, fatigue, inability to concentrate, irritability, muscle tension and / or sleep disturbance
- You have been experiencing those symptoms for few months now (at least 6 months)
What will I learn?
This course can teach you:
- Understand the information in our self help booklet.
- Plan how to practice the exercises taught during the course.
- Review what you’ve learnt from the exercises.
- That worrying is normal, but it can become problematic if we don’t know how to manage it
- Each session will help you understand more about why we worry and teach you strategies to reduce your worrying and feel more relaxed
- How to increase your confidence by doing things differently
- That other people feel the same way, and you are not alone
What does the course cover?
Session 1 – Overview
- What are anxiety and worry?
- Difference between helpful and unhelpful worries
- First steps to overcoming your worries: worry appointment
- Out of session work
Session 2 – Separating current problems and hypothetical situations
- What is problem solving:
- Prioritise your current problems.
- Clearly identify the problem you want to solve.
- Identify your goal.
- Plan steps to reach your goal.
- Put your problem-solving plan into action!
- Review the outcome and Key Learning Points.
- Identify a daily problem solving appointment.
Session 3 – Facing anxiety provoking situations
- Managing your hypothetical worries:
- Why is it important to manage your hypothetical worries differently?
- What is exposure therapy
- Principles of exposure
- Facing your hypothetical worries
Session 4 – Facing anxiety provoking situations
- Planned Exposure to anxiety provoking- situation:
- Identifying neutralisation strategies
- Planning exposure to anxiety provoking situations
- How to conduct the exposure to the anxiety provoking situations
- Key learning points from today’s session
Session 5 – Preventing setbacks and next steps
- Review of out of session work
- Key learning points from exposure to thoughts
- Preventing setbacks
- Next steps
Session 6 - Telephone follow up (if required)
How does the course run?
- We invite you to attend 5 sessions of the worry and anxiety course.
- We will be meeting once a week for 1hr 30mins (same day and time each week)
- The sessions are non-interactive; you will not be expected to share your experiences with the group.
- We invite around 30 people to attend each course.
- Between each session you will be asked to go away and practice a skill that will help you to better recognise and manage your worries and anxiety.
- You will be expected to attend all 5 sessions in order to gain full benefit from the course
- Please be aware that if you miss 2 sessions of the course, you will be discharged from Talk Liverpool back to the care of your GP.
If you are interested in this course you can self-refer to the service by clicking HERE and we will contact you to arrange an initial telephone assessment.