Understand Anxiety and ways it can be Managed.
- Some types of anxiety are normal.
- Anxiety disorders are beyond normal though; involving excessive fear, and leading to abnormal behaviours
- This course helps you understand different types of anxiety
Why Study this Course?
Awareness is very important to controlling any escalation of anxiety. Understanding and awareness helps you to help others. Knowing the possible strategies to employ in the management of anxiety, will enable health and wellbeing professionals to assist their clients.
This course can add to the knowledge and skills employed by anyone who works with people, from counsellors and carers to employers and teachers.
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There are 7 lessons in this course:
Scope and Nature of Anxiety
Defining Anxiety & Panic Disorders
Managing Anxiety: Anxiety Management Plans
Managing Social Anxiety
Managing Generalised Anxiety
Managing Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia
Anxiety Research Project
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal emotion which is characterised by apprehension, dread, and uneasiness. It is experienced as unpleasant. It is not the same as fear, since fear occurs in response to a specific object, whereas anxiety usually does not. Instead, anxiety is related to a perceived threat. Many people experience anxiety during their day to day lives.
Anxiety disorders are different to everyday anxiety. They involve excessive fear and anxiety and are accompanied by behavioural disturbances. They are the most prevalent group of mental disorders throughout the world. It is estimated that one in five people experience an anxiety disorder at some time in their life. How serious this anxiety disorder is and how much it affects the person’s day to day life will vary from individual to individual. But it will also vary within that individual’s lifetime. Some people may have mild symptoms of anxiety at times, but at other times these can become more severe. Whether or not a person has a clinical diagnosis of anxiety will depend on the severity and duration of symptoms.
Sometimes people will experience panic attacks. This course will look at the signs and symptoms of anxiety and panic disorders and ways of coping with these feelings.