Anxiety is a normal human response to uncertainty. Emotions are physiological markers that signal, “Something important is happening.” In order to lessen the typical symptoms of worry, fear, a racing heart, sweating, and feelings of being overwhelmed, anxiety pushes us to “do something.” Unfortunately, these symptoms interfere with our ability to think clearly and increase the likelihood of making poor decisions. Unregulated anxiety takes an enormous toll on our health, but, because emotions are not rational, reasoning is not the path to relief. The first step to self-regulation must be physiological. Only when the system is calm can the “voice of reason” be heard.
This session will help participants learn about
- The cycle of anxiety
- The importance of recognizing one’s own triggers and cues for anxiety
- The importance of understanding and honoring the purpose of our worries
- Skills to increase our capacity to manage the stress of anxiety
- Skills to increase our capacity to tolerate the emergence of anxiety in ourselves and in those around us
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:00am to 12:00pmVirtual Event