A CLEARING IN THE MIND
A life bereft of anxiety is impossible, it is kneaded into our existence. It is a vague and unspecifiable phenomenon and cannot be gotten rid of as it is entwined with the very fabric of our being.
TO LIVE IS TO LIVE ANXIOUSLY
but it has to be managed in a functional way.
WHEN IT ENCROACHES INTO OUR COPING (NEUROTIC ANXIETY), IT MUST BE ADDRESSED.
PHENOMENOLOGICAL INTERPRETATIONS OF ANXIETY?
Evolution, scientific doctrines, medical advancements, psychiatric theorization, psychotherapeutic considerations, genetic ingenuity or pharmacological administration, other amalgamated views on anxiety, none can perpetuate a notion that human beings will be anxiety free.
THE DISBURDENING FROM DAILY ENGANGLEMENT
We are finite beings and vulnerable to many circumstances which occur outside our consent, control and certitude.
Though not explicitly experienced as such, anxiety in a way is this internal combat with our finitude i.e. our mortality, and life contingencies such as health scare, career fright, relationship loss, financial dread etc. bear equivalence to part deaths and introduce us to our ‘non-being’ or ‘inability to be’.
Behavioural activation, cognitive restructuring, psychoeducation, pharmacological interventions, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, exposure-based procedures, all these are prevalent approach modalities to manage anxiety and may have its respective applicability.
FROM A PHILOSOPHICAL STANDPOINT, ANXIETY IS A DISCLOSIVE MOOD, A KIND OF OPENNESS TO ONE'S POSSIBILITIES
Attempts to regulate anxiety prior to understanding its 'ONTOLOGICAL STRUCTURE', would be a reductive stance towards alleviating it..
‘THE ANXIOUS BEING’ confronts this very challenge and unfurls the phenomenological landscape enveloping anxiety.
THE ANXIOUS BEING
ANXIETY & ITS SIGNIFICANCE
A 1-Day Workshop
Anxiety is survived by many conceptualisations; apprehension & fear about the future, a response to stress, an alarm to perform better, an inner conflict, a worrying mood, a psychic phenomenon, negative cognitions amidst other assimilations. Philosophy condenses anxiety to re-appropriate it as the unsteadiness preceding freedom that is alerting Being to its choices, decisions and actions. Meeting anxiety squarely in the face through courageous living in the face of uncertainty, unpredictability, unfamiliarity and death would be to take hold of oneself and unleash one’s potentiality. This ought to take the sting out of the dread that one encounters. The challenge is how?
The program makes an inquisitive dive into the aspect of how we understand, deal with and manage anxiety.
A TURN TOWARDS PHILOSOPHY
This program offers 6 CPD hrs.
THE ANXIOUS BEING
The program content contrasts anxiety from an Existential, Cognitive and Psychodynamic standpoint.
WHY HAVE SUCH A PROGRAM?
Psychiatric, Cognitive, psychological and pharmacological world view anxiety as a medical condition and construe that precipitating factors (calamity or trauma) and predisposing factors (genetics, life event, temperament) are responsible for anxious disposition. Even though these considerations are universalised and applicable in the clinical world, it is a configuration of anxiety that is based upon external triggers and internal make up of Beings.
While we provision due credence to these arguments, the program 'The Anxious Being' also aims to lay bare the critical aspects of these structural thoughts as well as unveil the philosophical / phenomenological aspect of Anxiety as an appended perspective.
THIS, WE BELIEVE, LENDS WIDTH & DEPTH TO THE
ANXIETY APPREHENDING PURPOSE
ANXIETY INVOKES HEIGHTENED VIGILENCE, OVERACTIVATION & CRISIS OF FAITH
BUT ANXIETY ALSO HAS TREMENDOUS POSITIVE SIGNIFICATION
IT ALTERS OUR MINDLESS ABSORPTION IN ROUTINE & CONFORMITY
TO MAKE US ASK THE QUESTION
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ?
THE ANXIOUS BEING
PROVOKING & REDIRECTING OUR INQUISITIVENESS INTO KEY ASPECTS CONCERNING ANXIETY.
SOME OF THE PROGRAM ELEMENTS
THE ANXIOUS BEING
THE GREAT ALERTER & ALARMER
It alerts 'Being' to redirect its attention to the more significant.
Anxiety is a constituent of being alive.
DETAILED PROGRAM CHARTER UNFURLS ON THE DAY
THE ANXIOUS BEING
THE PRECURSOR OF
AUTHENTICITY & POTENTIALITY
KEY TAKE AWAY FROM THE PROGRAM
THEORETICAL CONCEPTUALISATIONS OF ANXIETY
ANXIETY’S ROLE IN BEING; CURE OR LIVE WITH IT?
SUSCEPTIBILITY TO FEAR, WORRY & DREAD
THE LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTS IN ANXIETY
UNCERTAINTY & WHAT IS THE THREAT TO SELF?
HYPERVIGILANCE, COMPULSIONS & SYMPTOM FORMATION
TRAUMA & ITS CONSEQUENCE IN ANXIOUS DISPOSITION
ANXIETY, DESPAIR, DEPRESSION; THE RELATIONAL PICTURE
PREVALENT MODES OF ANXIETY MANAGEMENT AND GAPS
PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL & PHARMACOLOGICAL ELEMENTS
A PHENOMENOLOGICAL GRASP OF ANXIETY
TEMPORALITY & ITS
CO-RELATION TO ANXIETY
WHO CAN ATTEND?
PSYCHOTHERAPISTS / COUNSELLORS/ SUPERVISORS
CBT PRACTITIONERS, PSYCHIATRISTS, PSYCHOLOGISTS
LIFE COACHES / EXECUTIVE COACHES
MENTAL HEALTH FRATERNITY/ CHARITIES/ AGENCIES
TRAINEE PSYCHOTHERAPISTS / PSYCHOLOGISTS
MEDICAL GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
PSYCHIATRIC NURSES, CPN, AOT/CCT, CMHT, CRHTT
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS & INDIVIDUALS
WORK PLACE ANXIETY
A GRADUAL LOSS OF PLEASURE AT WORK
REDUCED SPEECH, RESTRAINED, WITHDRAWN
VISCERAL SHIFT IN DRIVE & MOTIVATION
LOSS OF ENGROSSMENT, FOCUS & ABSORPTION
SLACKENING ATTITUDE & GENERAL APATHY
sign of five
THE RUDIMENTS OF WORKPLACE ANXIETY IS BEING LAID
AWARENESS, ADMISSION & REPARATION IS KEY
People maximise their time around work, it seems to emancipate them, offer validation, recognition, remuneration, grandiosity (in some) and a sort of identity. Hence the thought of loss of work, petrifies one to such an extent that he/she conspires to put up with disproportionate levels of anxiety to sustain the above.
Language is not just one of man’s possessions in the world; rather, on it depends the fact that man has a world at all....
Being that can be understood is language.
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Anxious Being, a complex psychological topic was professionally conducted. It was explained in simple terms with real life examples which made it easy to understand human behaviour. Nandu is a versatile speaker, his adaptation, his real-life practice and expertise on the subject matter is comprehensive. Headstride is a professionally run organization which has met and exceeded our expectations from conception to delivery.
Director Cloud Transformation Lead Deutche Bank,
Seema is an engaging presenter. Her recent talk The Anxious Being was insightful and thought provoking. The talk was extremely well structured and presented with charm and wit. Seema deconstructed the notion of anxiety and flipped our thinking on its head within a very short space of time. Really look forward to more talks in the future and highly recommend attending.
Director Inhouse Counsel
I attended Seema’s talk 'Anxious Being' and it was great. She managed to talk about anxiety in 360 degree manner touching on its capability to be debilitating but also ways in which it can inspire and create change. She provided new perspectives that had real life applicability. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with her again on related topics and coaching sessions.