Worries are thoughts we have about the future that generate fear. They arrive in the form of a “what if?” and generate dire warnings about terrible consequences that await us. Unfortunately, these warnings we give ourselves are generally overblown and focused on hypothetical problems that probably won’t happen. Chronic worry that begins to impact the quality of life becomes “anxiety” and well-intended suggestions to “stop worrying” or applying common stress management techniques are mostly ineffective. This training will address how worry habits develop and methods of intervening with worry and anxiety.
By the end of this workshop, you will:
- Understand how worry and anxiety function as a mental habit
- Learn to distinguish doubt from danger
- Identify new ways of relating to worry instead of fighting it
- Be familiar with strategies to acknowledge, accept and work with anxiety
- 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST