Managing Workplace Anxiety Outline – Full Day

Course Duration 1 Day 

The workplace is one of the leading locations where people experience stress and anxiety. Every
employee will encounter it sometime during their career. Everyone should be aware of the signs of anxiety and the tools needed to cope and deal with it.

Our Managing Workplace Anxiety workshop will provide your participants the important skills and resources to recognize and manage workplace anxiety. By identifying these symptoms and coping skills employees and managers will be better suited in dealing with these common situations. Through this workshop your participants will be better suited to the challenges that the workplace can bring.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • Explore different types of workplace anxieties
  • Learn to recognize symptoms and warning signs
  • Determine ways of coping and managing problems
  • Recognize common trigger and accelerants
  • Learn the difference between anxiety and common nervousness

Course Outline

Common Types of Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Panic Disorder


Recognizing Symptoms in Others

Avoiding Social Situations

Difficulty in Accepting

Negative Feedback

Difficulty in Focusing on Tasks

Irrational Fears

Coping Strategies (I)

Keeping a Journal

Power of Positive Thinking

Have a “Me” Place You Can Go

Establish Attainable Goals

Coping Strategies (II)

Talk With Friends and Family

Get Enough Sleep

Eating Well and Exercise

Begin Small and Build Up to Larger Challenges

Don’t Avoid the Situation

It’s OK to Make a Mistake

Accept the Situation, and Move On

Avoidance Can Cause a Cycle of Anxiety

Identify the Trigger

Differences in Anxiety and Normal Nervousness

It Runs Along a Spectrum

Anxiety Can Happen Without a Cause

The Length of Time

Symptoms Last

It’s an Exaggeration of Normal Feelings

Physical Symptoms

Rapid Heartbeat

Panic Attack


Trembling or Shaking

Recognize the Positive Aspects of Anxiety

It Alerts Us to Danger

Improves Self-Awareness

Can Be a Great Motivator

Prevent Mistakes

Common Anxiety Triggers

Uncertainty or Fear of the Unknown

Holding in Feelings

Public Speaking/Speaking Up

Trying to Be Perfect

When to Seek Extra Help?

Feeling Overwhelmed

Physical Changes

Unable to Work or Function

Panic Attacks

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Managing Workplace Anxiety Outline – Full Day