Anxiety Management

What is Anxiety?

Stress is a normal part of everyday life: many people get nervous before a big presentation or test, or in unfamiliar social situations. However, if your stress or anxiety is interfering with your functioning, you might benefit from attending our Anxiety Management Workshops, or from individual counseling.

If you experience any of the following, we can help:

  • Anxiety that prevents you from going to class or attending social functions
  • Fear that others are judging you, or that you are going to be rejected 
  • Difficulty completing assignments because of racing thoughts or avoidant behaviors
  • Specific phobias: e.g. fear of crowds, elevators, dogs, or heights
  • Panic attacks: feeling shaky, or that your heart is racing, or like you can’t breathe

Our Anxiety Management Workshops meet every TUESDAY, from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Student Success Center (Marquette 112). These workshops are focused on concrete skill-building, are FREE and open to all students, and no preregistration is necessary. 

Results from last year’s Anxiety Management Workshops

  • 85 % of participants surveyed reported a reduction in overall anxiety after one workshop.
  • BEFORE  the workshop, the vast majority (85%)  were “somewhat to overwhelmingly anxious.”
  • AFTER the workshop, the majority (77%) were “little bit anxious or not anxious at all.

The full schedule and workshop descriptions are below:

10/24/17: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Asia Wong, LCSW
Learn how to focus on the present rather than getting lost in anxiety about the future or regrets about the past. Find ways to attend to your emotions without magnifying problems, or getting lost in criticism and self-judgment.

10/31/17: Rewiring Your Anxious Brain, Alicia Bourque, PhD
Find out more about the specific thought patterns you engage in that cause you anxiety and stress, and learn how to change them!

11/07/17: Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Meditation, Erin Shapiro, LPC
Take time out of your busy day to truly relax for an hour! A trained counselor will lead you through calming guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation. You will also learn how to do this on your own. At the end of this session, you should feel relaxed, focused and ready to face your challenges.

11/14/17: Self-Care and Stress Management, Gil Lerma, LPC
Ever felt hangry? Too tired to focus? Learn about the behavioral and biological factors that contribute to stress, what you can do improve self-care, and form a plan to implement change.

11/21/17: Improving Focus and MotivationRachel Ziko, MSW
Trouble focusing? Do you think you have ADHD? Take a free screening and get tips on how to improve your motivation and focus!

11/28/17: 5 Minute Mini-MeditationsErin Shapiro, LPC
Don't have time to relax? Take five minutes to meditate and restore your sense of calm.


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