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 TUESDAYS from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Student Success Center (Library 2nd Floor). 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.

Fall 2018 Workshops:

9/25 Mindfulness-based Stress ReductionAsia 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
10/02Rewiring Your Anxious Brain, Laura Dickinson, Social Work Intern

Find out more about the specific thought patterns you engage in that cause you anxiety and stress, and learn how to change them!

10/16: Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Brittney Johnson, LPC

Progressive muscle relaxation is a non-pharmacological method of deep muscle relaxation, based on the premise that muscle tension is the body's psychological response to anxiety-provoking thoughts and that muscle relaxation blocks anxiety.

10/23Self-Care and Stress ManagementNicole Snyder, 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.
10/30Improving 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!
11/27,12/4Test Anxiety Walk-InsBrittney Johnson, LPC

15 minute individualized mini-sessions to help you reduce test anxiety and make a plan for success!
11/29: 5 Minute Mini-MeditationsRachel Ziko, MSW

Don't have time to relax? Take five minutes to meditate and restore your sense of calm.  

Questions? Email awong@loyno.edu