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Break the Anxiety - Procrastination Cycle


If you often procrastinate when you’re anxious (or the task increases anxiety)....

and if procrastination in turn makes you feel more pressured and anxious.... 

you may be caught in the anxiety-procrastination cycle.  

And if it’s increasing bad feelings about the task,

escalating stress/anxiety,

decreasing productivity,

and you’re missing opportunities,

then it is time to start breaking the cycle!


This new short program introduces tips, research insights, and practical strategies to intervene where anxiety and procrastination are feeding each other.

This group program meets once a week for 3 weeks to develop and practice skills that tackle the "complicated failure or self-regulation" in this anxiety-procrastination cycle.


Topics include: 

•  why procrastination may have nothing to do with time management

•  the most common risk factors for triggering procrastination

•  a variety of self-regulation strategies that help break the anxiety - procrastination cycle

•  catching the thinking patterns that perpetuate procrastination

•  the trio of actions that, when combined, have the strongest impact in lowering procrastination, and exercises to practice these approaches in between sessions


All techniques in this program have originated from research into strategies which decrease anxiety and procrastination. They have been well studied and the most up-to-date information will be presented. 

This is not a self-disclosure or therapy group; the purpose is developing skills and a personal plan of action.  
This educational program emphasizes skill acquisition and gaining  information about diminishing anxiety and procrastination. 
Daily practice is very strongly recommended.


Some people choose to have a combination of private sessions along with a group program.  For example, you may wish to have 1, 2, or more private sessions to get started right away on training while waiting for the next group program to start. Some individuals benefit from private training after a group program in order to fine-tune skills and tailor them to specific situations.



Break the Anxiety-Procrastination Cycle begins on

Monday, OCTOBER 21, 2024

meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

for 3 sessions   ( October 21, 28 and November 4 )

(this will be a virtual program via Zoom)


If you are unable to attend a session for any reason,
you may make up that particular class at any future Break the Anxiety-Procrastination Cycle program. 
(Please call ahead or e-mail to confirm the time and location when making up a class.)


 Program Fee :

  • $ 10 for University of Guelph students   (due to a subsidy from U of G Student Health Services)
  • $ 27 for members of United Steelworkers Local 4120   (due to a subsidy from Local 4120)
  • $ 57 for all others 

Payment is on-line  (or by cheque or e-transfer, if pre-arranged).

Gift certificates are available.



You are fully registered in the program once you have submitted payment here.



University of Guelph students  - to request your Coupon Code for the subsidized fee, e-mail your name and Student ID number to

Members of USW Local 4120  - to request your Coupon Code for the subsidized fee, e-mail your name to



It would be ideal to attend all three of the classes in the program, however if you miss a class there are class handouts which can help you "catch up".

You may also pick up the missed classes at any future Break the Anxiety-Procrastination Cycle program.


UNABLE to attend the FALL 2024 program ?

  • Join a waiting list to start another program earlier, or meet on a different day / time :
    For those interested in having this program offered at another day or time, leave your name on the Break the Anxiety-Procrastination Cycle waiting list by e-mailing or call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662. Please specify which days and times you prefer to meet. A program can begin anytime there are 6 or more names on the waiting list. 
  • Arrange for a program to come to your workplace or community site : 
    The Break the Anxiety-Procrastination Cycle program, or selected topics from this program, can be provided on-site at your workplace or community group site.   A 30-60 minute Lunch & Learn session can also be provided.  Call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662 to make arrangements for sessions at your location. 
  • Make an appointment for private training : 
    Any of the Relaxation and Stress Management Skills Training topics listed above can be provided in private, one-to-one training sessions. Daytime, late afternoon, and evening times are available on weekdays throughout the year. Call 519 824-4120, ext. 52662, or e-mail to make a private appointment for individual training. 


If you wish more information or have any further questions, do not hesitate to e-mail or call Kathy Somers at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662.

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