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What? Me Worry!?! **NEW AND IMPROVED**

Mastering Your Worries: This InfoPax is designed to provide you with some information about chronic worrying and generalised anxiety disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your worrying and anxiety.  It is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

Modules:

  • Module 2: Overview of Worrying
    This module provides an overview of what worrying is, what triggers worrying, and what keeps it going.  PDF document: 296kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.
  • Module 3: Challenging Uncontrollability Beliefs
    This module explores a particular negative belief you might have about worry, that "worrying is uncontrollable". It introduces some helpful techniques to challenge and experiment with this belief.  PDF document: 300kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.
  • Module 4: Attention Training
    This module focuses on strengthening your attention so that your mind is not so easily distracted by worries. It will help you stay present-focused, keep your mind on the task at hand and learn to disengage from your worrisome thoughts.  PDF document: 267kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.
  • Module 5: Challenging Danger Beliefs
    This module explores another negative belief you might have about worry, that "worrying is dangerous". It will guide you through challenging and experimenting with this belief.   PDF document: 281kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.
  • Module 6: Challenging Positive Beliefs
    This module explores the positive beliefs that you might have about worry and encourages you to challenge and experiment with these beliefs. PDF document: 282kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.
  • Module 7: Problem-Solving
    Worrying and problem-solving are two very different things.  This module describes some valuable strategies for being able to effectively solve problems that you encounter in your day-to-day life. PDF document: 268kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.
  • Module 8: Helpful Thinking
    This module explores more helpful ways of thinking about things that concern you to assist you to feel more capable and less inclined to worry.  PDF document: 251kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.
  • Module 9: Accepting Uncertainty
    This module aims to examine your need for certainty, to look at how this need keeps worrying going, to describe ways of challenging this need, and to discuss how to ultimately accept uncertainty in your life. PDF document: 243kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.
  • Module 10: Self Management Plan
    This module summarises all the strategies introduced and helps you plan for how to stay on top of your worries in the future, including managing any setbacks that may occur.   PDF document: 300kb.  Updated 16 June 2015.