Dealing with Anxiety: Learn to Ride the Wave

June 8, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Purpose of the course

This Live Learning Mini Course examines how anxiety rises in all of us, and what we can do to lower its volume in our mind.

The pandemic has heightened, in all of us, a natural tendency toward self-protection. No matter how sophisticated we are compared to the old world, we still have the same architectural brain as did the Athenians during the plague. What is more, the new brain—which is referred to as the executive functioning lobe (or thinking brain), affords us the ability to give meaning to things and craft symbolic mental and verbal representation of our environment and ourselves. And it is also this part that has us observing ourselves thinking about our thinking. Hence, as the brain does its job in alerting us to a possible threat, this other region of our brain takes it and runs wild with all sorts of imagined catastrophic events. In our time together, we will look at ways to manage to live with a human brain when we become overwhelmed by our inner experiences in our efforts to cope with difficult external conditions.

Who Should Register:

This course was designed to bring a sense of purpose and direction for anyone who finds themselves in need of bringing back a sense of stability at work and in their personal lives as they navigate the pandemic.


This course will inform and educate on how to deal with rising anxiety, as well as provide a safe and open forum for Q&A. Course duration is 40 minutes, split into two parts of 20 minutes, with 15 minutes in between for open discussion. Through the Papillon MDC Inc. ZOOM platform, participants are offered the choice to voice their questions to the entire group or submit their questions through the “Chat” option.

Price: $197.97 CAN (plus applicable taxes)

About the Facilitator

Dr. Mirella De Civita holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Montreal and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine from McGill University. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, with expertise in psychopathology, behavioral medicine, bereavement, burnout, and treatment adherence. She is also an ICF-Professional Certified Coach and a Master Corporate Executive Coach, as well as a Certified Mentor Coach. She contributes regularly to the Forbes Coaches Council as an official member and she is also part of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches.

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