Anxiety Management (Short Course)

$199.00 Inc GST







This Anxiety Management short course helps you to understand anxiety and gives you tools to deal with anxious people. It was developed by psychologists, for anyone who encounters people with anxiety. It will allow you to explore and understand the subject and better appreciate the variety of ways it might be managed.

Around 20% of people suffer anxiety, often only mild, but in the extreme it can severely affect their lives at home and at work. It can lead to panic attacks, and make it hard to function properly, affecting relationships and of course their overall wellness.

There are 6 Lessons in this course:

1. Nature and Scope of Anxiety

    • Nature of Anxiety
    • Normal Anxiety & Fear
    • The Autonomic Nervous System
    • Anxiety and Fear in Daily Life
    • Anxiety Today
    • Levels of Anxiety in the Modern World
    • Review what you have been learning

2. Defining Anxiety and Panic Disorders

    • Defining Anxiety Disorders
    • Types of Anxiety Disorders
    • Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders
    • Physical Effects of Anxiety
    • Mental Symptoms of Anxiety
    • Behavioral Changes
    • Anxiety Symptoms in Children
    • What is Panic?
    • Symptoms of Panic Attacks
    • Panic Symptoms in Children
    • The Difference Between Anxiety and Panic
    • Causes of Anxiety and Panic Disorders
    • Review what you have been learning

3. Anxiety Management Methods

    • Coping With Anxiety
    • Negative Ways of Dealing with Anxiety and Panic
    • General Positive Coping Mechanisms for Anxiety
    • Familiarization with the Base State
    • Recognizing Anxiety
    • Racing Thoughts
    • Making an Anxiety Management Plan
    • AMP Example
    • Codewords and Children
    • Time for Referral
    • Medication
    • Review what you have been learning

4. Social Anxiety Disorder

    • About Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Signs and Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
    • The Causes of Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Treating Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Psychotherapy or Counselling
    • Support Groups
    • Medication
    • Practical Tools
    • 3-3-3 Rule
    • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
    • Asking for Support and Planning a Break Strategy
    • Exposure Therapy
    • Cognitive Restructuring
    • Mindfulness
    • Review what you have been learning

5. Managing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    • About Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Causes of GAD
    • Recognizing Anxiety Triggers
    • Identifying Triggers
    • Managing Anxiety
    • Psychological Therapies
    • Medication
    • Other Practical Ways to Reduce GAD symptoms
    • Breathwork
    • Box Breathing
    • Belly Breathing
    • Smell the Flowers, Blow the Bubbles
    • Lists

6. Managing Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

    • About Panic Disorder
    • Signs and Symptoms of Panic Attacks
    • Causes of Panic Disorder
    • Treating Panic Attacks
    • Medication
    • Psychological Therapies
    • About Agoraphobia
    • Causes of Agoraphobia
    • Effect on Daily Life
    • Other Risk Factors
    • Signs and Symptoms of Agoraphobia
    • Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder
    • Preventing Agoraphobia
    • Treatment

Upon completing the Short Course very last lesson, you will be offered an automated test. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass (60% or more); you will be able to obtain a “certificate of completion” with your name and completion date on it.

Note: these short courses are self-guided online courses and are not to be confused with tutor-supported online courses.



Your Tutor

C.B. van der Schyff (Bronwen). M.A. Counselling Psychology cum laude (FCCOUNP), BA Honours Psych
Bronwen van der Schyff

Bronwen has over 25 years’ experience as a psychologist working in a wide variety of settings and with a diverse range of client groups who present across the lifespan. Her career started in South Africa where she worked for several years in a Neuro and Spinal unit as well as in the Wellness unit which supported various clinical presentations. Her passion for mentoring was ignited during her early career years where she facilitated neurocognitive outpatients as well as students in the disability sector, to achieve their personal goals and live a self-defined purpose-filled life despite the obstacles. She currently works and resides in Australia and continues to offer a positive approach using the strengths of her clients or students to fulfill their goals and reach their own potential.