Open Forest Self Help Module
Dealing with Anxiety
The purpose of this program, which uses the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy in nine guided sessions, is to provide a brief self-help therapy program for treating anxiety problems.
Do I have anxiety symptoms?
Susan’s chest tightens, her throat dries, and her hands start to shake when she even thinks about talking in front of a group of people. As a result, she often stays quiet during important work meetings, even when she has good ideas. Joe worries about many things. He feels anxious almost every day and has trouble relaxing. His wife complains that he easily gets irritated and aggressive, which is not helping their relationship at all. Jolene is constantly afraid that something awful might happen. She tries to avoid situations where something unexpected might happen, including driving, flying, and unfamiliar places.
Susan, Joe, and Jolene try their best to avoid distress, but they just cannot seem to cope as well as they should in everyday life. If you recognized any of these cases, or you can relate to any of their fears and struggles, perhaps you suffer from symptoms of anxiety too. If that is true, it is likely that this anxiety course will help you reduce the symptoms such as paralyzing worries and fears or support you to help a loved one in trouble.