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Group Aims

The Anxiety Group is a six-week course that aims to:

  • Help you understand anxiety
  • Show you how anxiety distorts your thoughts and feelings
  • Help you recognise what stress looks like for you
  • Teach you how to remain calm, challenge negative thoughts, overcome worries and face your fears
  • Show you how to manage anxiety – for life

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It includes both the emotions and physical sensations we might experience when we’re scared, or worried about something.

Anxiety is common because it’s a normal, healthy reaction to danger. When we’re anxious, adrenaline rushes into our bloodstream, which gives us the energy to ‘run away’ or face the danger. In primitive times, humans wouldn’t have survived for long without this lifesaving ‘fight or flight’ response. There’s also a third response to danger – sometimes, we can feel paralysed, we freeze.

Because anxiety is an automatic response that works so well, it often kicks in when it’s not needed – when the danger is in our heads rather than in reality. When we feel anxious, we often overestimate the actual threat and underestimate our ability to cope with it, and our thoughts run away from us:

     “I’m in danger right now.”

     “The worst is going to happen.”

     “I won’t be able to cope with this.”

No-one can ever be free of anxiety but you can learn how to manage stress, remain calm and stop your anxiety impacting on your life.

Method of Delivery: In person at our office: Mind in Croydon, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NE

Start Date/Time: Mid 2022, dates and times to be confirmed – please apply now for the next group

Sessions: 6 consecutive weekly sessions lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes each

Contribution:
Assessment £10
Unwaged – (30 (£5 per session)
Waged – £60 (£10 per session)
Out of Croydon Borough – £90 (£15 per session)

Application Process

Self-Referral Only

Please provide your name, address, phone number and email address and we will email/post you the registration form to complete and return to us.

Tel: 0208 763 2064 or email: counselling@mindincroydon.org.uk

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