Panic attacks and Agoraphobia are a common problem which affects many of us during our lifetime. Panic attacks can affect all areas of our lives and can be difficult to understand for ourselves and for our family and friends. The Panic attacks themselves can be very distressing and make us feel that we can no longer trust our bodies or our reactions to situations. It can often seem like no one else feels this way and there is no way out of these feelings.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a therapy which can help us to overcome our panic attacks, and to reduce the likelihood of panic returning in the future. It can also give us ways to combat anxiety, should we feel this way again.
How does it work?
This group will use CBT to help you understand how and why panic affects us, and use a step by step approach to overcome this problem. CBT has been shown to be effective for many people and is the recommended treatment for panic and agoraphobia.
Overcoming our problems is never easy, but it can be done. The Panic group will run over 10 weeks and teach you the skills needed to use CBT now and in the future.
It may feel quite daunting working in a group, but people have found this very beneficial. Working in a group will allow you to meet and work with other people who feel similar to you. Working in a group will also allow you to learn from other peoples experiences and to work as a team to overcome your panic attacks.
Each session is led by Therapists who are trained in CBT and will help you to overcome your Panic step by step. Sessions will last 90 minutes and will include learning about Panic and ways to overcome it, as well as practicing techniques and planning changes to complete at home. The sessions will be very informal and you will not be expected to discuss personal information. You will also have time to talk one to one with the Therapists to discuss any specific difficulties you are having.
Please click on the image to the left or follow this link to download a copy of our Panic Group leaflet