Surviving and Thriving through Anxiety
8 November @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Anxiety is a fact of life. We ignore it at our peril: it’s an informative internal sign. How do we recognise anxiety without clinging to it, without getting hooked on it and without being debilitated by it? Our session will focus on anxiety – how it can present itself and how it can be used to highlight what we value in life and to transform. What are some practical ways of being with anxiety when it arises? How do we grow in confidence and courage to work with and through anxiety in a way which brings more freedom to our lives?
Our speaker at this City Women event is Wai-Ling Bickerton. Wai-Ling is an NHS clinical psychologist, also working in independent practice. Wai-Ling’s previous work has been wide-ranging – from occupational therapist to court liaison officer, from housing project manager to university research fellow. She has doctorates both in cognitive neuropsychology (where she has led international research and has won awards for her knowledge transfer ideas and initiatives) and clinical psychology. Wai-Ling now draws on her wide-ranging life experience to inform her clinical psychology practice. Wai-Ling is a Christian, married with two children. She supports the work of local churches and is an active member of her local community. Most of all, she is a student of compassion, contemplation and connection, which she sees as foundational for life and wellbeing.
This event will be accessible to Christians of all denominations and to women of all faiths and none.
There will be no charge for the event. However, ChaplaincyPlus relies on donations to deliver our vision to help people encounter the depth dimension of faith and life, so we are giving those who chose to do so the opportunity to support ChaplaincyPlus with a donation, when booking a place for this event, to enable our work to remain open to all.