M2L4 – Recognizing Anxiety Levels

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