Online Location Instructions
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Welcome to Anxiety Toolbox, a fast-paced, 3-session seminar intended to help increase your understanding and knowledge about anxiety.
About this event
The goal is to provide you with some skills to recognize and manage symptoms you may be experiencing. We hope you find it helpful.
The goal of this seminar is to provide you with life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety-triggering situations. Remember, this intervention is not intended to “get rid of” your anxiety. While occasionally unpleasant, some anxiety can actually be a helpful and motivating emotion. Our hope is that these three sessions provide you with a jumping board from which to integrate skills into your daily life in the service of reducing anxiety.
By the end of this course, you will have received a lot of information and at times it may feel overwhelming. Remember that like any skill (e.g., learning to ride a bike), the skills you will learn in Anxiety Toolbox take time and practice to master. At times, you may encounter obstacles and/or find it difficult to integrate these skills into your daily life. That’s okay, it’s how change works, and as with all change, it’s important to practice as much as you can, even after encountering setbacks.
Think of your practice of these skills as a form of “mental health hygiene.” At the outset, it may seem tedious and you may question why you need to practice these skills so often. Think of it like dental hygiene—you brush your teeth multiple times a day to prevent the buildup of plaque and ultimately to prevent cavities. Similar to brushing your teeth, daily practice prevents a buildup of anxiety and stress over time. The more you practice and use these skills as part of your daily routine, the less tedious they may seem because they simply become a regular part of daily life.
Should you wish to focus more in depth on any of your anxiety related concerns, you may debrief with a therapist at the Wellness Center following completion of Anxiety Toolbox to discuss options.