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Event Name

14-Week Anxiety, Panic, and Avoidance Behaviour Workshop
For: General public

Date and Time

Tue Sep 23, 2008 to Tue Jan 13, 2009 (This event is over)


Ottawa, ON, K1N 1H5

Event Description

The Anxiety, Panic, and Avoidance Behaviour Management Workshop is offered several times throughout the year in Ottawa, Ontario. The workshop runs for 2 and a 1/ 2 hours on a weekly basis and is facilitated by a mental health professional.Research has shown that cognitive-behavioural groups are an effective means of treating anxiety conditions. Some of the benefits include:

A safe environment in which to practice new skills
Observational learning
Social support when you experience setbacks and challenges
The opportunity to learn and practice new social skills and ways of relating to others
Overcoming feelings of isolation
Receiving feedback from others who experience similar challenges
Progress often occurs more rapidly in groups because they are time-limited and structured.

The educational workshop is a closed group, which means the same individuals meet every week. The group is structured and follows the "Anxiety, Panic, and Avoidance Behaviour-Mangement Workbook" created by ADAO. The goal of the workshop is to help participants develop:

Knowledge about anxiety conditions
An understanding of the impact of nutrition and stress on symptoms of anxiety
Self-management techniques including deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness techniques
An understanding of how automatic thoughts, unconscious rules / beliefs, and thinking styles contribute to anxiety
Effective communication skills
The ability to use graduated exposure to reduce symptoms of anxiety
Goal setting and follow-through
Positive coping strategies to replace negative coping strategies
Assertiveness skills (e.g., setting boundaries, constructive criticism)
Anger management techniques

The ADAO 14-Week Anxiety, Panic, and Avoidance Behaviour Management program is a structured educational workshop, the focus of which is on providing participants with tools and information to assist them in managing their symptoms of anxiety.

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