If fear and worry are left unchecked, the result is anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling of fear and worry, typically about an event or uncertain outcome. When anxiety and resulting depression overtake our lives, it can impact our health, our relationships and even our personal success in school and the workplace. The Anxiety Management Program teaches how to manage anxiety through learning self-control, managing stress and improving physical wellness.
Research and Credibility
At the core of The Anxiety Management Program is an evidence-based assessment called The Anxiety Management Map, which is built of our Personal Skills Map and Personal Responsibility Map. With 174 Master and Doctoral-level dissertations, research papers, books and articles, a norm base of 35,000+ participants and over 9 million administrations, nothing else comes close in terms of credibility and validity.
The Anxiety Management Map
The Anxiety Management Map is the core assessment in this program. This map looks at self-control, stress management and physical wellness, and shows individuals their current level of skill in these areas.
In addition to these three key abilities, the Anxiety Management Map emphasizes the importance of change orientation, which is the degree to which one is motivated for change. This scale is a reliable predictor of the potential for success through training.
Skill Enhancement Components
The Anxiety Management Map tells individuals their starting points on their journey to managing anxiety. Once individuals know their strengths and weaknesses, they can begin to build these skills through the Skill Intervention System included in the program.
The entire Skill Intervention system consists of over 6 hours of self-directed, interactive, on-line, learning activities and post assessments. There are also several off-line individual and group activities. Each skill intervention contains approximately twenty-five short videos introducing key concepts with five hours of online instruction, and individual and group activities. Our instructor-led version can be used for more intense intervention.
The skill interventions include:
Self-Control – The battle between the cognitive (thinking) and the emotional (feeling) brain. Logic and reason are part of the cognitive brain, while fear and worry are part of the emotional brain. This intervention unit covers the psychology of self-control, emotions, assertion, how to develop self-control, develop your habits, and the impact of self-control.
Stress Management – Stress is the trigger for anxiety. Stress management teaches how to manage stress and anxiety. It covers the importance of stress management, destructive thinking, constructive thinking, self-control and how to conquer and harness stress.
Physical Wellness – Taking care of one’s body through proper diet, rest and exercise. Self-control and stress management involve thinking while physical wellness involves action. Physical wellness is a critical key to managing anxiety and is often overlooked. It includes self-responsibility, elements of exercise, wellness pitfalls, the side effects of physical wellness, diet, and how to increase your chances of success.
The Management System
All assessments and instruction are electronically integrated into our management system, eliminating the expensive and time-consuming activities of assigning, scoring and reporting results, and freeing up the program administrator to help where needed. Program accountability is electronically built into the system.
The system assesses user skills…
…then scores, interprets and assigns skillenhancement activities based on assessment results…
…and finally delivers skill-enhancement activities. Learned skills, if practiced, become habits in 21 days.
While doing all this, the management system is tracking , scoring, benchmarking, storing and printing information on each user in the system.