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Pamela Griffiths - Just the Mother, Worry: How to identify your triggers to worry

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Presentation by Pamela Griffiths - Just the Mother, Worry: How to identify your triggers to worry. Presented at the Western Australian Mental Health Conference 2019.

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Pamela Griffiths - Just the Mother, Worry: How to identify your triggers to worry

  1. 1. WORRY How to identify your “triggers to worry” and what to do about them with Pamela Griffiths
  2. 2. Using “Worry” to empower communication
  3. 3. … just the mother
  4. 4. Three Activities • Where is your worry pain • What did you see, hear or feel to trigger that pain • Name your worry and express your concern
  5. 5. What is your biggest worry about him/her today? … no wrong answers
  6. 6. … why me?
  7. 7. … i can’t fix it
  8. 8. ….. if they are capable of making their own choices, the individual who is unwell has the right to make the decision to seek their own help ….. https://www.helpguide.org/
  9. 9. … as Carers,we need to be ready…
  10. 10. .…. if the time comes when that is no longer the case, we need to be ready to fight for the one who can not fight for themselves ….. https://www.helpguide.org/
  11. 11. • To find the right treatment • To develop self-help strategies • To cope with symptoms, and • To build a fulfilling life … are we ready to fight for them?
  12. 12. … traditional list of “how to stop worrying” • Tip 1: Create a daily “worry” period • Tip 2: Challenge anxious thoughts • Tip 3: Distinguish between solvable and unsolvable worries • Tip 4: Interrupt the worry cycle • Tip 5: Talk about your worries • Tip 6: Practice mindfulness https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/how-to-stop-worrying.htm?pdf=12834

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