Anxiety is a normal response to stressful situations but can indicate an underlying disease when excessive or interferes with daily living. This mental health short course is ideal for parents, teachers, counsellors, carers and managers to understand better how anxiety affects people.
Certificate of Anxiety Management is an online course that will help you understand the different types and presentations of anxiety and ways to manage it.
In this mental health short course, you will discover the scope and nature of anxiety, including panic disorders, agoraphobia, social anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder.
You will also learn to develop anxiety management plans and undertake an anxiety research project.
On completion of this course, you will have gained a foundational understanding of anxiety and how it can be effectively managed.
Unit - Anxiety Management
Unit 1 – Scope and nature of anxiety and panic
The autonomic nervous system
Anxiety and panic attacks can affect our daily lives
Increasing levels of anxiety in the modern world
Why have levels of anxiety and panic increased in the modern world?
Why it happens
Types of anxiety disorders
Separation anxiety disorder
Social anxiety disorder
Generalised anxiety disorder
Unit 2 – Defining anxiety and panic disorders
What are anxiety disorders?
Defining anxiety disorders
Anxiety attacks vs. Panic attacks
Familiarising the base state
Physical effects of anxiety
Mental symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety symptoms in children
Why do children feel anxious?
What is panic?
Symptoms of panic attacks
Panic symptoms in children
The difference between anxiety and panic
Causes of anxiety and panic disorders
Negative ways of dealing with anxiety and panic
General positive coping mechanisms for anxiety
Time for referral
Unit 3 – Managing anxiety: anxiety management plans
Methods of managing anxiety
Developing an anxiety management plan
What does anxiety management mean?
Dealing with triggers
Helping children articulate feelings
The feelings game
Making an anxiety management plan
Examples of anxiety management plans
Sample anxiety action plan for children and adolescents
Code words and children
Unit 4 – Managing social anxiety disorder
What is social anxiety disorder?
Signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder
The causes of social anxiety disorder
Treating social anxiety disorder
Psychotherapy or counselling
Examples of exposure therapy
Examples of cognitive distortions
How to begin cognitive restructuring
Cost benefit analysis
Alternatives and mindfulness
Unit 5 – Managing generalised anxiety disorder
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Symptoms of GAD
Causes of gad
A day in the life of a person with GAD
Recognising anxiety triggers
Self-help ideas for gad
Other practical ways to reduce gad symptoms
Breathwork, breathwork and belly breathing
Smell the flowers, blow the bubbles
Unit 6 – Managing panic disorder and agoraphobia
Signs and symptoms of panic attacks
Causes of panic disorder
Symptoms of dissociation
A day in the life
Treating panic attacks
Causes of agoraphobia
Effect on daily life
Other risk factors
Signs and symptoms of agoraphobia
Agoraphobia and panic disorder
Steps to treat agoraphobia
Unit 7 – Managing environmental factors that increase anxiety and panic
Defining the term environment
A day in the life
Attention restoration theory
Stress reduction theory
Strategies to manage the environment to reduce anxiety
Vision, noise and nature
Specific environmental strategies for classrooms and areas with children
Unit 8 – Alternative ways to reduce anxiety and panic
Research on pet therapy
What is involved in ecotherapy?
Ecotherapy to reduce anxiety
What is play?
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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Y. Toras, Maroubra, NSW | Certificate of Anxiety Management
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