In this module you will learn what the symptoms and types of anxiety are and a common anxiety intervention. The learning outcomes for this module are: to understand what anxiety is and how to notice problematic anxiety levels in yourself and others. And how to understand anxiety using a thoughts, feelings, behaviour model.

Symptoms, Types, and Development of Anxiety

Now let’s learn of some of the key facets of anxiety by working through the following presentation. Select the left and right arrows underneath the image to advance through each area: symptoms, types, and development of anxiety contained on each the slides:

Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours Model:

This model is a big part of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy more commonly referred to as “CBT”. This model is fairly straightforward and suggests that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all interlinked. Each of these three affects the other two: What a person thinks can adversely affect their feelings, subsequently these feelings can affect behaviours. For example, consider someone climbing a ladder. They have the anxious thought I’m going to fall. They experience both emotional feelings and physical feelings such as fear and a racing heart. As a result of the fear, racing heart and thought the person is more likely to step off the ladder and avoid ladders in the future.

The image below contains descriptions of each of the steps for the Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours model. Select each of the plus icons (+) how each step of this model works and interacts to affect anxiety in a person:

The following graphic contains a number of images and corresponding associations between CBT and the Thoughts Feelings Behaviours Model for mental health. Click the “turn” button at the bottom centre of the image card to reveal the information. Then proceed through each of the remaining associations by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each card:

The following section contains a number of questions to provide you with a quick knowledge test to help you retain the information from this module. After answering the question proceed through the remaining questions by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each set of answers:

Upon completion of this module’s material above, select the “mark complete” or “next module” button below to record your progress. This will save your place and your work on the course thus far and will enable you to complete the assessment at the end of the course.