Befriending Anxiety

Manage your anxiety and free yourself from its debilitating effects. Learn practical, evidence-based tools and strategies to reduce your symptoms and live a more calm and peaceful life

About the Course

Are you living with anxiety? Is your mind forever projecting into the future all its worries, concerns, fears, limitations, anxieties? Maybe you’re always comparing yourself to others’ success or letting everyone else’s opinions dictate how you feel about yourself?

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common reaction to a situation when we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed or the ‘stressor’ is removed. If anxiety is affecting your life, this course can help.

Befriending Anxiety is a self-paced online course delivered over four modules to assist you to better manage anxiety and live free from its debilitating effects. We share practical, evidence-based tools and strategies to reduce the symptoms and live with greater peace and calm.

Each module offers contemporary and easy to understand approaches plus straightforward models to explain brain function and how it relates to anxiety. There are simple practices that can make a profound difference to your experience of anxiety. Reflective questions are incorporated into each module to support your learning.

Facilitators Petrea King and Margie Braunstein, through their personal and professional experience, engage, educate, encourage and support you to develop a Personal Plan to manage anxiety.

Undertake the course in your own time, at your own speed. Each module is between 14-20 minutes long, accompanied by reflective questions.

What’s included

  • 4 course module videos plus Introductory video
  • Integrated course workbook including reflective questions for each module
  • Personal Plan template and guide
  • Additional resources – research and links
  • Downloadable meditation MP3s:
  • Introduction to Coming to Your Senses
  • Coming to Your Senses
  • Be Calm

Course Cost

$99 for 12 months’ access

Also available in these Bundles

Introductory Bundle of 3 – $250
Includes Healing Sleep, Befriending Anxiety & Beyond Burnout
All Courses Bundle of 6 – $450
Includes above plus Living with Grief, Healing Trauma & Gift of Forgiveness

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What you’ll learn

  • Recognise how anxiety shows up in our lives
  • Identify symptoms, causes, and different types of anxiety
  • Easing anxiety: Practical activities to reduce anxiety and create calm
  • Managing your inner world: Strategies to tame and reshape the anxious brain
  • Develop your Personal Plan to journey towards recovery, ease your symptoms and support a calm nervous system

We each need to find our own best answer to the challenges we face. While we provide education and many practical strategies, techniques and tools to increase your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, you’re encouraged to implement the ideas that feel right for you.

Our nationally acclaimed programs change people’s lives in practical and positive ways and people generally leave confident in their ability to meet the significant challenges they face.

Who this course is for

  • People affected by anxiety
  • Anyone who wants to develop a plan to reduce symptoms of anxiety and live a more calm and peaceful life
  • Organisations wanting to support their employees with practical, positive steps
Regain control of your life and move towards peace of mind

Funding Options for Residential Programs


Quest subsidises all privately or self-funded places to ensure the cost of our programs remains affordable to individuals. This allows us to reduce the fee from $4,400 to $2,800.

$2,200 Shared room (Early bird* $2,100 – must be paid 30 days in advance)
$2,800 Single room (Early bird* $2,700 – must be paid 30 days in advance)

Fees effective 1 July 2023.

Subsidies and Financial Help

Through generous grants, donations and fundraising, additional subsidies and financial help is available for a range of circumstances and anyone experiencing financial stress will be considered. We review each case individually and we do not means test. All applications are conducted via phone with a friendly member of the Programs intake team.


Quest is a registered NDIS Provider. Residential Programs can be funded through plan-managed and self-managed NDIS plans.


We work with Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) White Card or Gold Card holders to make applications to the DVA Health Approvals Board.

Worker’s Comp Insurance

Residential programs can be covered by workers compensation insurance on a case-by-case basis.

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1300 941 488