Anxiety Awareness Certification
This interesting and all-encompassing course aims to introduce students to the causes, symptoms and treatments of the medical condition that is anxiety. It is ideal for individuals who work in the medical or social work professions, in order to further expand their knowledge regarding this condition and enable them to make a positive difference to and effectively care for those suffering from anxiety.
Alternatively, you may have a member of staff who is struggling with the condition and wish to provide them with a means of support during a difficult time.
If you are an employer and are considering purchasing this course for your team member(s), take a look at the key course content and course benefits below:
What’s Covered in the Course?
- What anxiety is and some of its key triggers, including psychological, physiological and personal triggers, and common symptoms displayed by the anxiety sufferer;
- An overview of some of the different types of anxiety conditions, including panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, GAD and obsessive-compulsive disorder, to name just a few, as well as common symptoms of and treatments for each;
- How anxiety affects different individuals in different ways, including the differences between acute and chronic conditions and the emotional and physical effects;
- Different types of intervention for anxiety, including traditional treatments, such as medications and psychological therapy, and alternative treatments, such as mediation, yoga and counselling;
- Tips on how to support and effectively care for others who are suffering from anxiety and associated problems and how to recognise that somebody is susceptible to the onset of anxiety;
- A guide to some of the clinics and medical institutions that support those suffering from anxiety.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
There are plenty of advantages of taking this Anxiety Awareness Certification, both for you and your employee:
- The student will deepen their understanding of anxiety conditions, including causes, effects and treatments and how to recognise triggers;
- They will be able to make a positive difference to those around them who are suffering from the condition;
- The learner can study at their own pace, by undertaking the online modules in bite-sized chunks.
- Understanding anxiety;
- An overview of anxiety and its relevance in our lives;
- A definition of anxiety;
- A comparison between anxiety and stress;
- External and environmental causes;
- Anxiety due to past trauma and grief;
- Work related anxiety and coping strategies;
- Sleep deprivation and consumption of stimulants;
- How genes can increase predisposition to anxiety;
- Neurotransmitters, brain activity and their connection to anxiety;
- How to distinguish between natural worry and anxiety;
- Physical symptoms of anxiety;
Module 4 : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Causes of Anxiety; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Cognitive anxiety symptoms (mood and thought disorders);
- Affective and behavioural anxiety symptoms (emotions, behaviours);
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and its impact on your life;
- GAD in children and adolescents;
- Definition and explanation of OCD and its impact on our lives;
- Common examples of obsessions and compulsions;
- OCD spectrum disorders and their connection to OCD;
- Facts about OCD and its causes;
- What are panic attacks and what is agoraphobia?
- Causes of, symptoms of and treatment for panic attacks;
- Panic attacks and agoraphobia;
- The physiology of a panic attack - what happens in our body?
- Definition of PTSD;
- Brief history of PTSD diagnosis and treatment;
- Types of PTSD symptoms;
- Re-experiencing, avoidance, aggression;
- What is social anxiety disorder, and how does it differ from shyness?
- The difference between shyness and social anxiety;
- Emotional, physical and behavioural symptoms of social anxiety;
- Triggers and causes of social anxiety;
- Definition of a phobia and common types of phobias;
- Definition of exposure response prevention therapy;
- Types of ERP (exposure response prevention) techniques, including in vivo, imaginal, virtual reality and interoceptive;
- Graded, flooding and systematic desensitisation methods;
- Mindfulness-based techniques and practices;
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT);
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT);
- Interpersonal therapy;
Who can take the Anxiety Awareness Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Anxiety Awareness Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.