Our nervous system is designed for a world that doesn't exist anymore.
There is a growing body of research supporting the idea that the mind and body are inextricably linked when it comes to mental health conditions such as anxiety. Many of us live with symptoms of anxiety without ever fully understanding what is happening within ourselves, much less how to resolve these issues. These symptoms can feel like a range of different health issues, including breathing difficulties, circulation issues, heart problems, while they also interfere with our ability to perceive our environment. For example, someone experiencing high levels of anxiety may describe having a heightened sense of smell and taste, blurry vision and hearing, and feeling paranoid in social scenarios. These feelings are symptoms of a dysregulated nervous system which is struggling to cope within its environment. This course moves away from the perspective of simply labeling and medicating a "disorder" and guides students down an avenue of the true understanding of what anxiety truly is - a simple and complicated experience for humans.
This course is vital for professionals working with children, teenagers adults, and vulnerable members of our society, and for anyone who is interested in learning the roots of anxiety for their own personal development.