Understanding anxiety

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What It Does

This resource talks about:

checkmarkAnxiety triggers
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How It Helps

This resource can help you:

checkmarkUnderstand how thoughts feed into anxiety
checkmarkBreak the anxiety cycle

This resource talks about:

checkmarkAnxiety triggers
checkmarkNegative thoughts
checkmarkHow these components lead to anxiety

This resource can help you:

checkmarkUnderstand how thoughts feed into anxiety
checkmarkBreak the anxiety cycle

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I enjoyed that I could perform this program at my own pace, so if I couldn't do it at the same time each week there was no issue.

35-year old female from Ontario, on the flexibility of using Strongest Families

This resource was adapted from the Strongest Families’ ICAN (Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) program.

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The Three Parts of Anxiety

The anxiety cycle starts with a trigger that causes (or triggers) anxiety signs and leads to avoidance. A trigger can be an object, thought, physical feeling, situation, event, or experience.

An anxiety trigger can cause negative thoughts and behaviour patterns. People with anxiety often think about the worst possible outcome. These negative thoughts lead to more unpleasant anxiety signs/feelings which can lead to avoidance behaviour.

Being aware of your anxiety triggers is one of the first steps to conquering anxiety. Once you understand your anxiety triggers and the anxiety signs they cause, then you will use the program skills to control your anxiety, breaking the anxiety cycle. Take some time to think about your anxiety cycle.

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