Managing Anxiety Class

Each module can be purchased separately for $25 (see below pictures for additional information); however, you receive a video for FREE if you purchase all 5 videos HERE.

Can’t afford counseling? Wondering if you have anxiety issues? This 5 part video series (approximately 125 minutes) on anxiety will answer numerous questions about types of anxiety, how the brain plays a role in amygdala and cortex-based anxiety, anxiety with co-occurring depression, and how different medications can help or hurt the therapy process. If you find yourself needing to know WHY, this series is for you! 

Therapists may suggest exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or other types of interventions, some of which you can do on your own! This series will discuss several skills you can learn, AND it will cover why these simple shifts can be so impactful! Please be aware that many interventions are advised to do with the assistance of a counselor- this course will give you the information you need for that next step! We do provide teletherapy across the state of Virginia and in-person in southwest Virginia. Contact us for additional information.

Take a peek at the 5 -part series along with snippets about each video, which can be purchased separately below:

Five-Part Series

This 5-part video series on anxiety will answer numerous questions about types of anxiety, how the brain plays a role in amygdala and cortex-based anxiety, anxiety with co-occurring depression, and how different medications can help or hurt the therapy process. You receive a video for FREE by purchasing all 5 as a series!

Module 2: Amygdala-based Anxiety

This module contains incredible information regarding amygdala-based anxiety. I tell several relatable stories, and then go into detail how the amygdala is functioning during this type of anxiety. Heads up! I sometimes refer to the amygdala as “Amy: post-apocalyptic action hero”. Amy is responsible for our fight/flight/freeze reactions. She doesn’t understand logic very well, so you will learn how she communicates, and you will also learn a few secrets in communicating with her, in her language.

Module 4: Anxiety & Depression

This module talks about the relationship that can form between anxiety and depression. As we’ve discussed the brain’s role in anxiety, this video will discuss how it also plays a role in depression. We look at common thinking patterns that form with depression and identify why certain techniques are used in therapy to assist with depression.

Module 1: Anxiety’s Many Manifestations

This module focuses on an introduction to anxiety. It discusses different anxiety disorders as well as anxiety-related disorders on a humanistic level. Reading the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5 uses clinical language that just doesn’t make sense sometimes, so this video is here to provide details in an easy-to-understand way! I specifically focus on common thoughts and feelings in Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. I also discuss some rules and remedies to anxiety along with a brief introduction to the next two modules: amygdala- and cortex-based anxiety!

Module 3: Cortex-based Anxiety

Sometimes, or anxiety stems from our thoughts. This module gives you common beliefs that are held in cortex-based anxiety. We will discuss how certain patterns, like worrying, have a solid purpose and how anxiety causes them to go a different direction. For this type of anxiety, you will often see Cognitive Behavioral Strategies utilized. You will also learn more details about how the cortex and amygdala communicate, as the amygdala plays a role in both types of anxiety.

Module 5: Anxiety Medications

This module discusses how different classes of anxiety medications can affect the therapeutic process. Common classes include SSRIs, SNRIs, Benzodiazepines, Buspirone, Beta Blockers, and Hypnotics/Sedatives/”Z-drugs”. We review how these classes interact with the brain and affect anxiety, along with aspects to factor in when considering medication classes. This is an eye-opening module that will be helpful in considering whether to talk to your doctor about beginning or changing medications.

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