Anxiety is a natural response to stressful situations, its purpose is to keep us safe from harm. There are, however, many situations when anxiety can be less than helpful. For example, when a stressor is ongoing: financial issues, relationship issues, social anxiety, phobia…
If we remain in an anxious state for long periods of time it can have all sorts of negative impacts on our lives. Many people find anxiety impacts their everyday functioning, but the good news is there are many effective strategies to reduce anxiety and increase wellbeing. This workshop aims to introduce a few strategies that you can easily incorporate into your life.
We will talk about anxiety and the brain, and how it effects our bodies. From there we can work through some strategies to reduce anxiety. Approaches will include:
- Self-care and compassion
- How to develop mindfulness and resilience
- ACT (Acceptance Commitment Theory) strategies and tools
- Rethinking pleasant activity scheduling
Free thanks to funding by Waitematā Local Board. Hosted by Anxiety NZ.