Creating Space for Managing Anxiety

Join us for this reward-eligible webinar, which is part of the monthly series of emotional well-being webinars offered by UVA FEAP and Hoos Well.

To be human in 2021 is to experience some level of anxiety. Recent years have brought up a lot of fear and our nervous systems are hardwired to respond. The problem is that sometimes we react in ways that are disproportionate to the circumstance or that cause us added suffering and don't necessarily serve our goals.

This seminar will focus on evidence-based skills for managing anxiety with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness strategies. We will cover helpful tools from the popular books Unwinding Anxiety and The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. The seminar will also introduce methods for calming, grounding, and soothing the nervous system whether at work or home.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the common symptoms of anxiety
  2. Learn about cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches to working with anxiety
  3. Learn about the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behavior
  4. Learn practical skills, acronyms, and metaphors for reframing anxious thoughts
  5. Learn evidence-based strategies for grounding and soothing the nervous system

About the presenter:

Ken Horne is a FEAP Consultant and Trauma Specialist at the University of Virginia. His clinical background includes residential treatment, community mental health, crisis stabilization, and private practice. Ken specializes in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He is passionate about helping clients better understand the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behavior, as well as learn evidence-based strategies for relating to self and stress more skillfully. Ken supports clients to develop insight into patterns and tap into their personal power and agency to move forward in ways that feel most helpful and meaningful to the individual.


Register for virtual seminar, Nov. 4 at 3:30pm