Feel tired, restless, on edge or irritable?
Have trouble sleeping? Either sleeping too much or not getting enough?
Feel unable to concentrate or make decisions?
Have uncontrollable worries?
Worry too much about too many things?
Avoid certain situations or put off doing things because of your worry?
If you answered yes to the above questions you may be experiencing anxiety.
But what is anxiety?
Anxiety is something that everyone experiences at different times in their lives. It is also a perfectly normal reaction to certain situations.
For example, if you stood on the edge of a cliff how would you feel? What would you think? What would be happening inside your body? What do you think you would do?
Chances are you would feel nervous, think “I’m too close to the edge, I’m going to fall”. Your heart would probably be pounding, you might start breathing quickly, your tummy may start churning, you may feel shaky and start to sweat. Then you would step away from the edge.
Once you step away all those feeling would subside. That is anxiety.
However sometimes our worries become out of proportion in relatively harmless situations. This is when anxiety becomes a problem. Our worries can seem overwhelming and intense. They can interfere in all aspects of our lives and impact our ability to live our daily lives.
There are many different reasons why someone might experience anxiety. And there are many different ways to treat anxiety, from medication, exercise and therapy.
Therapy helps people first understand what anxiety is and more specifically their own anxiety. It then teaches individuals to manage their anxiety symptoms, challenge their behaviour and challenge their anxious thinking.
When most people think about therapy, they think about seeing a counsellor face to face. In these uncertain times, where anxiety is high, and social distancing and self isolation are being enforced, face to face therapy isn’t possible. Therefore we have produced an online Anxiety Management Course, designed to help you understand your anxiety and teach you skills to manage it.
How is the course run?
The Psychoeducational course runs for 5 weeks and each week, you will be sent material for you to work through. Each week, you are given the opportunity to have email contact or to receive a follow up call which lasts up to 25 minutes with Chartered and Registered Psychologist Dr Alexandra Barnett.
The weekly contact with our Psychologist, for the duration of the course, will give you the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have following receiving the material or any difficulties you might have experienced in applying any of the coping strategies or skills.
If you would prefer using instant messaging or video conferencing through platforms such as Zoom, this can also be arranged.
All of our Psychologists at Beaumaris Healthcare Ltd are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and please view our Team page to see the full list of Practitioners.
How much is the course?
We want to keep the cost down as much as possible and for this reason, the cost is £159. This is to be paid before the course commences and can be paid via BACS or over the phone.
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate from any country including UK, USA, Canada and also Europe as long as you can communicate in English.
How do I contact you?
If you would like more information, please call us on our office mobile phone 07841042879 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.