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. 

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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.

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ANXIETY

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 

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Attempts to regulate anxiety prior to understanding its 'ONTOLOGICAL STRUCTURE', would be a reductive stance towards alleviating it.

The program

‘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.

THE CALL OF FREEDOM

A TURN TOWARDS PHILOSOPHY

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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

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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 ?

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THE ANXIOUS BEING 

PROGRAM CURATION

PROVOKING & REDIRECTING OUR INQUISITIVENESS INTO KEY ASPECTS CONCERNING ANXIETY.

SOME OF THE  PROGRAM ELEMENTS 

THE ANXIOUS BEING

ANXIETY 

THE GREAT ALERTER & ALARMER 

It alerts 'Being' to redirect its attention to the more significant. 

Anxiety is a constituent of being alive. 

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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

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

TRAINEE PSYCHOTHERAPISTS / PSYCHOLOGISTS

MEDICAL GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES, CPN, AOT/CCT, CMHT, CRHTT 

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS & INDIVIDUALS

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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

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the early

sign of five

THE RUDIMENTS OF WORKPLACE ANXIETY IS BEING LAID

AWARENESS, ADMISSION & REPARATION IS KEY

workplace anxiety

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.

-Hans–Georg Gadamer

PROGRAM TESTIMONIALS

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ENGAGEMENT SERVICES WITH US 

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  Raj Iyer  

Head of Applications & Data- EMEA Rackspace Technology 

London, UK

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.

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Priya Desai 

Director Cloud Transformation Lead Deutche Bank,

London, UK

 

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. 

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Amy Doshi 

Director Inhouse Counsel 

Arcapita Group,

London, UK 

 

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.

APPERCEPTION

MIND ELEMENTS

COACHING

PURSUING THE PATH

PSYCHOTHERAPY

MENTAL HEALTH

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SUMMARY OF OUR PROGRAMS 

HEADSTRIDE 1-DAY PSYCHOTHERAPY WORKSHOPS