ACTIVITY. Ana Howard. Anxiety (Personal Connection). How do you define anxiety?. Merriam Webster: “ Anxiety is a state of intense apprehension, agitation, tension, and dread arising from a real or perceived threat of imminent danger.” Key phrase: “real or perceived threat of imminent danger”.
Merriam Webster: “Anxiety is a state of intense apprehension, agitation, tension, and dread arising from a real or perceived threat of imminent danger.”
Key phrase: “real or perceived threat of imminent danger”
Difficulty getting breath or over-breathing
Out of body sensation
Feeling that surroundings are unreal
Difficulty falling asleep
Difficulty opening up
Feeling out of control
Fear of going insane
Strain on relationships
How did you feel?
Did you feel any of these symptoms?
Have you felt any of these before?
READ POSTER ON BOARD (note to self- make the poster that says this scenario)
Now this may not be exactly how so and so felt while doing this, because Marge has an anxiety disorder. Marge’s symptoms may be much more intense, but should be similar
Out of nowhere
Sympathetic Nervous System
Fear of embarrassing self
Fear of judgment
Hypersensitive to criticism
Time: Start to :26 seconds
Reliving traumatic event
Video- This Emotional Life
The OCD Project Video
Time: Start at 1:50
Lateral OFC (Orbitofrontal Cortex)
Permissive/ Indulgent- Characteristics
Avoidance of confrontation
Child regulates himself/herself
Lack of respect
Disregard for “unnecessary” tasks
Better social skills
Well structured home environment
Children must obey (no explanation needed)
Possible withdrawal of affection
Poor social skills
Higher levels of depression
Clear standards in home environment
Assertive, not restrictive
Desire for social responsibility
Start to :55 seconds
Better emotional health overall
Low responsiveness: Parents----> Children
Rejection/Neglect of child
LOW demand from parents
Little to no moral support
Low performance in all aspects
Stigma surrounding mental illness
Middle ages- exorcisms
Early America- burned
1920s- 1960s- torture, lobotomy, etc.
“Suck it up”
Leading cause of burden in U.S.
More than all cancers combined
Anxiety IS a mental disorder
80% - “Anxiety can be controlled if you are strong enough”
Have a poster with the two contrasting scenarios of girl with anxiety and then girl with a cough and fever
Joined an anxiety support group for teen girls
Didn’t comprehend the stigma fully
Up close and personal
Understood the consequences
Can’t blame myself
Meant a lot
Why is this relevant?
(Breathing activity, mindfulness activity)
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