Anxiety in High Achievers

Estimated watch time:
 56 mins 
Available credits: none
Speaker: Melanie Short, LCSW

This 1 hour session will include a discussion about how anxiety and high stress levels impact us in the short and long term, with a focus on high achieving people and unique ways that anxiety impacts them.  The discussion will look at the barriers to anxiety reduction that exists for this group of people, and how the world around us adds to these barriers.  This has resulted in a population that is more anxious and more medicated than ever.  And in an effort to “practice what we preach”, you will be guided through at least one relaxation and grounding technique that can be utilized in your life so that we can leave the session feeling more calm and centered than when we started. 


  1. Learn about how anxiety impacts high achieving people in the short and long term
  2. Learn about reasons this group of people tend to resist strategies that could decrease their anxiety
  3. Learn and participate in a relaxation and grounding technique
  4. Leave the session feeling more calm than when it started

About the Speakers:

Melanie Short is the co-owner of JRNY Counseling near Indianapolis, IN since 2017. She has worked in the field since 2008 and loves working with people who have been impacted by substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, and relationship struggles. She is also a Love First Certified Clinical Interventionist who helps families develop an approach to help someone they love decrease their resistance and accept the treatment and help they need.

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