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Don't Panic! How to Control Symptoms of Anxiety (free public lecture)

Do you or someone you care about suffer from panic attacks, anxiety or phobias? Millions of Americans have difficulty driving a car, going to a store or the mall, taking a flight, or entering other situations where they fear being trapped or out of control. The good news is that there are effective remedies for panic attacks and the phobias that stem from them. In this talk, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., an internationally known expert on anxiety and author of the classic Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks, will discuss the problem of panic and offer self-help skills to manage anxiety and return to normal living.

 

Dr. Wilson will cover the following topics:

  • What’s it like to have a panic attack? (for friends and family)

  • How panic and anxiety win the game of controlling your life

  • Can a personality be anxiety-prone?

  • Everything you need to know about hyperventilation

  • Two big ways you can gain control of panic

  • The essential breathing and relaxation skills: are they needed?

  • How to talk yourself through anxious moments

  • Handling unwanted worries

  • Handling anxious physical symptoms

  • How to go on the attack against panic

  • Crutches that keep you safe but keep you trapped

  • How to win the anxiety game

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