ANXIETY IS AN EMOTION
Why do I worry so Much?
Anxiety is both an emotion and a survival mechanism. It alerts us from danger by making out bodies recognize the need leave or fight back. In general, anxiety works as a response to internal or external triggers and when we threatened, under pressure, or challenged there needs to be something that tells us what to do.
Participants will have the opportunity to share their stories and learn from others how anxiety affects they everyday life.
The group approach is psychoeducational in nature to help participants build awareness and understanding about the feelings they experience. Participants will also learn basic tools to regulate their emotions and recognize that, in moderation, anxiety is not necessarily a bad thing. Individuals who struggle with anxiety on a regular basis and want to learn about their condition before committing to therapeutic intervention are welcome to join. Handouts and other materials will be provided, as well as snacks and beverages/coffee free of cost.
WMH aims to create a sense of safety for each group member. Participants will be asked to sign a HIPAA Consent to protect the information shared during the meetings. It is expected that participants will not share information about other members of the group, including their identity, words, or actions.
Meetings begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately one hour. Participants who arrive late can simply enter the room quietly to not interrupt the group dynamic.
No solicitations • No violence (i.e., physical, verbal, emotional, sexual) • No participation under the influence of drugs or alcohol • Participation is expected but not forced • Freedom to exit the group at any time • Non-treatment • Feedback is welcomed