Managing Panic Attacks AM

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Date: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

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As anyone who has experienced them will know, panic attacks can be very unpleasant and distressing. A panic attack can be very frightening and you may feel a strong desire to escape the situation or to seek emergency assistance. This workshop helps explain how the physical symptoms of anxiety can come together and create a perfect storm of panic – and more importantly will share with you techniques for overcoming panic attacks. 

This workshop is designed for people who experience panic attacks and find it difficult to understand and manage the physical symptoms of anxiety, which can build to intense physical sensations or a sense of impending doom. It provides the psychoeducation behind why we have anxiety, how it stimulates the fight-or-flight response in us, and what the physical symptom it causes really means. Many people change their behavior to try to prevent panic attacks. Some people are affected so much that they try to avoid any place where it might be difficult to get help or to escape from. The workshop will examine the use of ‘avoidance’ as a strategy and explore whether some strategies we use really help or maybe actually contribute to the problem we are trying to solve. The workshop will highlight evidence-based techniques for overcoming panic. With these tools you will be better prepared to get back in control of your anxiety and move forward with your life.

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