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Southampton City

Coping with Worry

Learn strategies to help you reduce worrying and overcome anxiety

This 12 week course draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a highly proven and highly recommended treatment for anxiety.

This course will help you to develop a better understanding of your worrying, and what keeps it going. It will teach you techniques to reduce worrying and procrastination, problem solving skills, and relaxation exercises. The groups are run by two experienced CBT therapists who can support you in applying your newly gained CBT skills into your everyday life. Each session is structured and follows a step by step treatment plan; however the groups are designed to be relaxed and provide a supportive atmosphere for members to both share and listen to other people’s experiences.

Sessions include:

  • Introduction to the group

  • Understanding Worry

  • Introducing Intolerance of Uncertainty

  • Procrastination

  • Finding out what makes you worry

  • Problem-solving

  • More on problem-solving

  • Cognitive Exposure

  • An overview of our model of worry

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Revisions, Evaluations and Endings

Feedback from attendees:

“I have learnt things that will continue to help for a long time”

“CBT has helped make my outlook more positive”

“It has taught me about worrying and techniques to use”

“At first it felt strange opening up in front of strangers, but when you realise people are going through the same issues it becomes easier to engage and share”

“A great experience”