Coping with Stress and Anxiety In Aviation Meteorology (AMT 220)
Anxiety? • How do you know when you are feeling anxious? • What do you think anxiety is?
Psychologist say: Anxiety is the perception of threat or expectation of future discomfort that arouses, alerts or otherwise activates the organism.
The problem with anxiety... • When you become anxious you become Self-Focused • When you are self-focused it distracts you from what you should be doing. • If you are self-focused you ARE NOT test focused!
The Cause of Stress? It is not the event it is Your beliefs about the event and Your self-talk!
Dealing with Anxiety • A - the event • Change the event • Problems: • Not very practical • You have to take the Aviation Meteorology exam!
Dealing with Anxiety • B - Your beliefs • Become aware of “self-sabotaging beliefs” • Seek to changes those beliefs • Problems: • This is a long term solution • Today you can work on your “self talk”
Examples • Class discussion
Bandage Solutions • Bandage solutions are solutions for dealing with anxiety THIS WEEK • Give yourself permission to worry later • Consider the consequences later (NOT DURING THE EXAM).