When we experience disruption in our lives, it often stirs our fears and feeds our anxiety. In these times, it is valuable to recognize the opportunities that come with interruption. As most of us are spending more time at home, it can be easy to feel isolated from those close to us and the activities we previously engaged in that helped us find balance. Directing our attention and engagement toward connecting with family and friends remotely and pursuing some of our passions in the newly created space within our lives are some of the gifts this disruption offers. This class is intended to help you become aware of the gifts this disruption offers you and present some tools to help you recenter, ground, and manage the fears and anxiety you may be experiencing.

Andrew Burdette, LCHMCA, LCASA, began working with clients in 2016 by helping them address substance use issues. In 2018, he completed his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University with coursework in addictions, multicultural counseling, and mindfulness. In addition to his undergraduate and graduate studies, Andrew also has training and experience in mindfulness and meditation techniques, as well as using bio and neurofeedback tools to assist individuals in balancing the body-mind system. He most enjoys helping individuals develop deeper, more authentic connections with themselves and others to live a more integrated, fulfilled life. 

3:50:09: Guided exercise to reduce stress or anxiety.
15:21:24: Introduction to square breathing technique.
18:09:11: Introduction to 4-7-8 breathing technique.