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Managing Anxiety: How Fear Keeps Us Alive

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Michael R. Pollard, LCSW, offers strategies for managing anxious feelings in a healthy, effective way.

Product Description

Overview

Anxiety is how our bodies react when something is amiss, and we all develop ways to avoid anxious feelings. For some, anxiety is so persistent and overwhelming that it interferes with normal daily functioning. Michael R. Pollard, LCSW, identifies common types of debilitating anxiety and offers strategies for managing anxious feelings in a healthy, effective way.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn how the brain creates anxiety;
  2. Explore the three major anxiety disorders and how they interfere with daily life; and
  3. Identify specific strategies for calming and managing anxious feelings.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. Are there fearful situations I encounter that I would benefit from overcoming? Are there fearful situations in which avoidance is a good response? How do I know the difference?
  2. Do I know what makes me anxious? How can I benefit from naming my specific fears?
  3. Do I have effective ways to manage my own anxiety? How can I model healthy anxiety management for others?