Why does anyone have to have anxiety? Why do I feel out of control? How can I understand what’s happening? What can I do about it?
We all experience anxiety. It’s a normal part of life. In fact, anxiety is a necessary part of life.
We need anxiety to keep ourselves safe.
It can also increase your performance at times when you need it, such as during exams or when being interviewed, but this is a temporary form of anxiety.
That said however, at times, for some of us anxiety can be more than a temporary worry or fear.
At times anxiety can interfere with our daily functioning such as engaging with our studies, our jobs, performance, other people and engaging with a productive life.
At this point we enter the world of anxiety disorders, there are several such as panic, phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and trauma related disorders.
It is useful if we can understand why a person can have an issue with anxiety, how it functions, and why we feel as though we have no control.
We will look at self-help approaches, what they are, how they can be accessed, and what to do if these approaches are ineffective.
This talk will be provided by Colin Hughes, a Mental Health Nurse, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.
“I Have an interest in Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm and Sleep problems. Currently I am a sitting board member of the BABCP and the IABCP.”