The programme focuses on the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in learning to understand and manage anxiety, we also integrate Mindfulness Skills in order to introduce the client to relaxation skills that will help with their own individual Stress Response. You will receive hand-outs throughout the course of the sessions and there will be some reading and exercises to do in between each session. The client is encouraged to fully commit and participate in all the exercises as this will help integrate what they are learning in the sessions about understanding and managing anxiety. This Programme will run for 6 consecutive weeks, the sessions are individual sessions. Each session lasts 50 minutes and the cost is €40.00 per session.
Week 1 Understanding Anxiety
- What is Anxiety?
- Why do I get anxious?
- The impact on Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours
- What feeds anxiety?
Week 2 Coping Strategies
- Identify Triggers
- Negative Stress Cycle
- Irrational Thoughts/Belief System
- Challenge the thoughts/Where is the evidence
- What other way can I think
Week 3 Relaxation Skills
- Breathing exercises/relaxation skills
- Understanding your emotions
Week 4 Lifestyle Balance
- Understanding Motivation
- Building Resilience
Week 5 Toolbox of Skills
- Goals and Expectations
- Positive Thinking/Ways to Demolish Worry
Week 6 What happens now?
- Review, Evaluation and Integration
The Programme is designed by Anne Burke, Director of Johnstown Therapy Centre. Anne is an accredited member of IACP, and IAHIP and is a Practitioner of Therapeutic Play.