Fear And Anxiety management

What is Anxiety?                                       

Anxiety is defined as “a painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated ill” . Students experiencing academic anxiety feel apprehensive over academic tasks.

 Students with anxiety disorders can be easily distressed or agitated when in what they consider a stressful situation. They often ask repetitive questions looking for reassurance and may be inconsolable, often not responding to logical arguments/information.

 

Students and Anxiety Problems

Many educators are unaware of what anxiety is and how it affects their students. Anxiety is when a student experiences excessive and uncontrollable worry about future and past events, excessive concern about performing competently and significant self-consciousness. Students with anxiety often have negative views about their ability to cope with stressful academic situations. Students with anxiety problems tend to show lower levels of academic achievement, self-efficacy, and self-concept. Anxiety reduction requires the work of students, teachers, and parents. Students with anxiety often misunderstood or exaggerated the importance of the situation. If the condition is not managed properly negative aspects can occur.

 

 When it comes to learning and performance at school, anxiety can be facilitative and disruptive. All students are anxious at times; some more than others; some pervasively and chronically. When anxiety is disruptive, it is associated with a host of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems. When the problems are pervasive and severe, they may be diagnosed as anxiety disorders. However, most students who have problems and appear or indicate that they are anxious are not disordered and should not be treated as having a psychopathological condition. And, in most instances, it is difficult to differentiate cause and effect

Effect of Anxiety:

  • A student with high anxiety can fall behind academically because he or she is distracted and has impaired verbal working memory skills when anxious.
  • Anxious children often have to exert more effort to perform well because they’re trying to manage their anxiety while executing a task. If untreated, anxiety can persist for years but proper interventions can decrease anxiety and improve learning.

 

 

MPKP Training Methodology teaches the necessary skills to cope up with Anxiety. We focus on :

  • Providing an open-communication classroom.
  • Teach and discuss positive coping skills with students.
  • Allow students opportunities to practice and apply coping.
  • Model positive ways to prevent and manage anxiety.
  • Model positive self-talk and praise students for their use of positive coping Skills.
  • Problem Based learning as a proven method to increase students’ levels of positive metacognition.

 

In addition, we work collaboratively on developing the following skills in Students:

 

  • Self-regulation — The ability to calm self and manage frustration.
  • Thought stopping/thought interruption — The ability to short circuit the cycle of negative thinking by refocusing attention on a replacement thought.
  • Thinking traps — The ability to recognize common patterns of thoughts that can increase anxiety and learn how to manage these thoughts.
  • Social skills — The ability to take another person’s perspective and conversation skills.
  • Executive functioning — The ability to think before acting and to follow sequential steps to complete a task efficiently.
  • Flexible thinking — when anxious, flexibility of thought can help avoid episodes of becoming upset when things don’t turn out as expected.

 

Testimonials


“I just wanted to add my thanks to MPKP. My daughter commented after our meeting that. ‘Now she is excited’ about college planning. Up until now our experience have made her stressed, insecure and overwhelmed. I really appreciate your helping her see this experience can be positive and exciting."

Mrs.Radhika

“I wanted to take a moment to express my Thanks to MPKP for counseling my son Satwinder through a difficult time in his life. I saw a visceral Change in his attitude and I truly believe this is the start of something wonderful for him”.

Harbans Singh

“The Training was fantastic. I have learned so many new techniques and Strategies that I want to go back to the classroom to use the ice breakers, tips on Body Language and better Listening Skills. I feel after this training, I am a Stronger Teacher”.

Amrit Kaur (Bright Future Akal Academy)

“I found most helpful in this training how to communicate with the youth relating to them on their level. I now realize how important praise is- it keeps me more positive. I feel prepared to teach Life Skills to the youth I work with. The trainer showed us how to encourage group Discussions and Conduct Interactive Seminars.”

Kirandeep Kaur (SMS School Barara)

A highly impressive Programme that has given teachers an insight into their student’s life and guide them towards a positive career Path.”

Gurpreet Kaur (SMS School Barara)