Working with learners and staff presenting with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) (Code: C1273)

James Summerhayes will lead you through his experience of addressing GAD within your organisation and how in doing so, using CBT and DBT strategies he has managed to support learners to successful outcomes.  The provider environment is often the source of much of the worry.  James will introduce the technique of carrying out graded exposure of learners to situations and helping them with more positive thinking patterns. By supporting more balanced lifestyle choices and habits can assist in turning around thoughts and feelings which exacerbate the condition. 


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Who is this for?

Leaders, managers, practitioners and support workers.

Training aim

This session will cover:

  • Definitions and patterns of GAD
  • The symptoms and neurology of GAD
  • Methods to reduce chronic worrying drawn from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy  (DBT) practices
  • Mechanisms leading to the maintenance of chronic worry
  • Common case presentation leading to NEET status


  • Participants will gain a better understanding of generalised anxiety disorder.
  • Recognise signs in learners and colleagues
  • Gain some simple interventions which may assist the sufferer, enabling them to perform
  • Find some useful resources to support individuals suffering from GAD

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830