“I started getting these attacks in 2009, just as my music career was taking off. I’d be doing photo-shoots and started to feel like I was having heart attacks. Increasingly I found it difficult to step outside my flat. Things started to get better after I saw a therapist, who told me I needed to make peace with my panic attacks.”
– Ellie Goulding
Our “Overcoming Anxiety Course” is a Therapeutic Seminar informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This course is offered over 5 weeks, and is developed and run by two of our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.
This course is aimed at individuals who have been struggling withoverwhelming symptoms of anxiety. So if you have been struggling with anxiety, and it has been having an impact on your day-to-day life, this course may be for you.
The course will cover various bits of information about anxiety and panic attacks, to help you to develop an understanding of what may be happening to you. The aim of the course is to equip you with knowledge and strategies to manage anxiety, including helping you to challenge negative thoughts and behaviours.
With these aims in mind, your course coordinators will work with you to help you become your own therapist, to understand anxiety and panic, manage it and reduce the chance of a relapse in the future.
These courses will run on a rolling programme and so will have different start dates throughout the year. If you would like to attend please telephone UMCPT on 01227 469 338, alternatively speak to your GP, specifying that you would like to attend.
For more information on how to access the service click ‘here’.
Will I have to talk whilst on the course?
Although the course is run in a group setting, you will not be expected to talk in front of the group, unless you feel comfortable. The course itself is focused on learning new skills, which you will be guided through each week, rather than an open discussion. Therefore you can talk as much or as little as you wish.
How many people will be there?
The room used, usually, accommodates up to 20 people at a squeeze. So on average the size of the group is approximately 10 people of a variety of backgrounds, experiences and ages.
What can i expect?
In the first session the two course coordinators will provide an explanation of what each session will involve/include. In brief, each session is approximately 1.5 hours long with a break in the middle. In each of these sessions you will complete a questionnaire which allows us to check in with you to see how things are progressing. And each week you will be given information to complement what you are learning within that session. You are welcome to bring a note pad and pen if you would like but it is not necessary.
What if i don’t like the course or feel it doesn’t meet my needs?
There is no obligation to stay on the course if you do not feel it is the most appropriate form of treatment for your needs. If you are having any difficulties attending the course, or would like to discuss an alternative, after trying one or two sessions, please do call us on 01227 469 338 or speak with one of the course coordinators. If you let us know, we can discuss different options.