Free Anxiety Group for Adults: Group Handbook

FREE PDF DOWNLOAD OF ANXIETY GROUP FOR ADULTS: GROUP HANDBOOKThe “Anxiety Group Handbook” developed by Jodie Walker for Mind in Bexley is a structured guide for a therapeutic group program aimed at individuals dealing with anxiety. The handbook outlines a five-session course, each with a specific focus to help participants understand and manage their anxiety through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

Here’s a brief overview of the session contents:

  • Session 1: Introduction to CBT and anxiety, discussing symptoms and how thoughts and behaviours impact feelings and maintain anxiety.
  • Session 2: Further exploration of anxiety, understanding the vicious cycle of anxiety, avoidance, and safety behaviours, with an explanation of Exposure Intervention.
  • Session 3: Techniques to reduce anxiety, including problem-solving, mindfulness, and progressive muscle relaxation.
  • Session 4: Focus on negative thoughts associated with anxiety, identifying patterns of negative thinking, and methods to challenge these thoughts.
  • Session 5: Consolidation of progress, dealing with relapses, and strategies for maintaining well-being.

The handbook also includes a client agreement section detailing the confidentiality and data protection policies, attendance requirements, and the procedure for handling missed sessions. It emphasises the importance of self-care during therapy and provides contact information for additional support.

Group rules are also outlined, stressing confidentiality, respect for personal disclosure, respect for each other, and minimal distractions during sessions.

The document spans 45 pages and serves as a comprehensive manual for facilitating anxiety therapy groups.