MODULE 2 : Brief Introduction
- Taking Charge of Anxiety (approach, not avoid)
- Anxiety levels
- Tracking your symptoms/identifying your levels – using an example of anxiety occuring in the past week (or recente example that comes to mind) two worksheets – baseline level vs anxiety triggering example level
- Biological vs Psychological symptoms
- Imagined exposure
In Module 1 you found a proven topic for your online course. You also developed a name for your course that clearly conveys the value that your course brings to the table.
And in this module, Module 2, we’re going to build on what you already accomplished.
Specifically, you’re going to build out your first beta course.
A beta course is like a beta version of software. It lets you gauge demand and work out some of the kinks before you launch your product in the world
And in the 4 lessons in Module 2 I’ll walk you through the entire step-by-step process.
- Step 1 is to build self-awareness. That is, what are the symptoms of anxiety you experience during triggering situations and what level do they fall under (level 1, 2 or 3).
- Note them down by ticking/highlighting or journaling
- It can also be helpful to identify your “baseline” level: what are the symptoms of anxiety you experience when you are not in an anxiety triggering situation?
- It is not uncommon for people to have a combination of symptoms across two or three levels at the same time.
- Everyone has a threshold for how much anxiety they can handle.
- When we are above this threshold for too long, it can lead to panic attacks or impulsive and destructive behaviours, such as temper tantrums, and self injurious behaviour
- While you are beginning to recognize where your own threshold is, it is a good idea to err on the side of caution
- That is, if you have any anxiety symptoms at level 2 or 3 practice anxiety reducing strategies and then go back to identifying the trigger
- If symptoms are all or mostly Level 1 – move on to module 3
- If your anxiety symptoms are in level 2 or 3, go to anxiety reducing strategies before proceeding to module 3