Managing Workplace Anxiety

Today’s culture thrives on knowledge. It is evident in the items we buy or 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.

At the end of this workshop, participants should 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:

Module One: Getting Started

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plans and Evaluations

Module Two: Common Types of Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Panic Disorder


Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Recognizing Symptoms in Others 

Avoiding Social Situations

Difficulty in Accepting Negative Feedback

Difficulty in Focusing on Tasks

Irrational Fears

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Coping Strategies (I)

Keeping a Journal

Power of Positive Thinking

Have a “Me” Place You Can Go

Establish Attainable Goals

Case Study

Module Five: Coping Strategies (II)

Talk With Friends and Family

Get Enough Sleep

Eating Well and Exercise

Begin Small and Build Up to Larger Challenges

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: 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

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: 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

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Physical Symptoms

Rapid Heartbeat

Panic Attack


Trembling or Shaking

Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Recognize the Positive Aspects of Anxiety

It Alerts Us to Danger

Improves Self-Awareness

Can Be a Great Motivator

Prevent Mistakes

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Common Anxiety Triggers

Uncertainty or Fear of the Unknown

Holding in Feelings

Public Speaking/Speaking Up

Trying to Be Perfect

Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: When to Seek Extra Help?

Feeling Overwhelmed

Physical Changes

Unable to Work or Function

Panic Attacks

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

Review of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations