About this course
Thank you for having a look at this course.
When you are anxious your life might look as if it is solely revolving around anxiety. You cannot sleep, you cannot stop thinking about what worries you and your relationships might suffer because you are so on edge all the time. There might be many reasons for your anxiety. You might have health anxieties, social anxieties, maybe you dread going to places, or you fear what might happen in the future. Whatever your reason for your anxiety might be, you might have developed a lot of strategies to “help” yourself, like
- eating a lot
- drinking loads of coffee accompanied by sweets, chocolates, biscuits, or cakes
- drinking more alcohol
- smoking or taking drugs
- buying new clothes every week
- browsing the internet
- hanging out on Facebook, or playing games for hours?
Do you use any of these strategies? Do they help? Well, short-term they often soothe or numb or distract you. Long-term? They do not work. When the sugar rush is over, or the excitement about the new thing you bought has worn off, you feel just as before, if not worse. And now in addition you often feel guilty. Let me tell you: It's not your fault! But these strategies are also not the way out of anxiety.
This course will show you how to tackle your anxiety effectively. It is the result of years of me working as a psychotherapist and a mindfulness teacher. I have spent many years learning about anxiety and experimented with the advice that is out there. Everything I teach, I have tried myself. Everything I teach has been used by many of my clients to great effect. If you want to address your issues at the root and if you want to change how you are, this is the right course for you. It is not a quick fix. This course focuses on the underlying reasons of why you are anxious and helps you to change that.
Here is an overview of the course, so you have a clear idea of what we will be doing together.
- First we will be looking at Calming the System. I will explain what anxiety is and what stress is. I will give you exercises that will help you calm your body and your mind.
- Then we will look at external and internal factors that can be the source of your anxiety.
- And in finally we will explore resilience. I will define what resilience is and you will learn techniques that can increase your resilience.
By doing this course you will learn many things that can help you to feel calm and more in control of how you respond to your experience. I am confident that if you practise the exercises that I am teaching you in this course, implement them in your life and use them, you will feel more in control of your mind, and you will feel calmer and more relaxed.
This is an online interactive live course that will be held on two Saturdays on Zoom. The first part will be on Saturday 9th January and the second part will be on Saturday 16th January 2021. Both parts will be three hours long from 1PM until 4PM. You will have access to handouts and audio files via a web platform.
Here are some comments from people who have done the course:
" A great course for understanding anxiety and how to deal with it" Trish C. (April 2018)
"A very enjoyable and powerful course! It has helped me to make changes and practice exercises which have reduced my anxiety. I would highly recommend it. Thank you Britta!" LM, Stirling (April 2018)
"This course really helped me to understand and deal with how I felt. It accomplished more than I was expecting and am so glad I went." C Bruce (April 2018)
"I learned a lot from participating in this course and I feel anything that helps with keeping me on an even keel and enjoying life is worth exploring further and doing. I looked forward to each session and there was always something I took away with me each week to reflect . There are various materials to be read and tools to be tried out. It is not too onerous and it is all there to use in the future again and again." Aileen (April 2017)
"This was a really helpful course that was really useful for learning ways to not let stress get to you . I was able to take away methods of regaining control of my thoughts in stressful situations and gain a better understanding of why I feel the way I do when I'm anxious and what to do about it. Thanks a lot." Emma E. (April 2017)