Do you have social or school anxiety?
This video teaches 15 anxiety coping skills in 15 minutes by using the first day of school as a way to practice tons of simple skills for managing social anxiety and anxiety in general.
Social anxiety can feel debilitating, but it doesn’t have to stop you from living the life you want. With these anxiety coping skills, you can learn to overcome anxiety and be successful in your life.
Please share this video because you’ll never know who needs it! I walk you through easy skills like mindfulness, willingness, cognitive defusion, progressive muscle relaxation, and diaphragmatic breathing. It’s basically the Chuck-a-Rama Buffet of anxiety skills that actually work!
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I’m Emma McAdam. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I have worked in various settings of change and growth since 2004. My experience includes juvenile corrections, adventure therapy programs, wilderness therapy programs, an eating disorder treatment center, a residential treatment center, and I currently work in an outpatient therapy clinic.
In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, positive psychology, and a bio-psycho-social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources. Many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind-body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR), and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life’s direction.
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