Effects of State Anxiety on human ability to focus on goals: Exploration of theories for a non-clinical population
Darren Shaw BSc, Cer.H.Ed Counselling, NLPprac, PTLLS
Since the early 19th century, Anxiety has been studied within the field of psychology and is a commonly used term describing an emotional disorder that affects millions due to its debilitating effects. Although referred to and recognised, there is much left to understand abut the mechanisms that govern the disorder.
Join research psychologist Darren Shaw and friends for an exploration into the study of anxiety and various theories related to the mechanisms of this commonly discussed emotional disorder. The main focus of this talk is how anxiety affects human ability to focus on goals and future tasks. Be prepared for an academic leap that will encourage you to think critically about your own perceptions of how it works in the mind, with the opportunity to meet like-minded people who share an interest in the study of human behaviour.
Get an insight into theories of anxiety as theorised within cognitive psychology.
Learn how attention on your goal is impacted by distractions of the mind.
Evidence-based theories and concepts from psychology will be shared, with group discussions about what has been shared and the opportunity to learn goal-setting strategies that are effective in creating short and long-term outcomes that are useful and motivating.
When & Where
Saturday 19th November 2016
Upstairs at the Ritzy / Brixton
About the Speaker
Darren Shaw is a coach and researcher that has interests in the mechanisms of anxiety from a cognitive psychology perspective, having completed his BSc dissertation on the cognitive component of anxiety, he has been looking at ways to incorporate empirical theories of anxiety into performance coaching. He is also a practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming(NLP), an approach to modelling excellence in human behaviour so that others may learn how to be more efficient in their life. His style of speaking is both informative and filled with humour, anecdotes and easy to understand concepts that help you learn and critically evaluate in your own way
About the organisers
Psychsociety was born out of a movement that began at Birkbeck University when a group of adult students came together and built the greatest student-run society Birkbeck ever knew. After graduating, the team decided to keep the vibe going and continue spreading their passion for the psychological sciences to the general public.
Make Yourself Excellent(MYE) is an educational organisation started by Brixton dwellers that have a passion for education and self-development. Fusing their resources and experience of events management and science marketing is the perfect addition to this new venture in Lambeth.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Brixton is easily accessible via Tube(Victoria), Train(run from Victoria regularly), Bus(Many routes) and car.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, or you can simply show the ticket on your phone or tablet device