Are you more and more controlled by the "what if" you will start to PANIC?  Once you start thinking about it, you start feeling it!  Once you start feeling it, you want to get rid of it as soon as you can!  Then this cycle starts all over again! Do you PANIC about PANIC? People who get anxious about getting anxious will totally enjoy participating in this class.  Join us as we discuss the Cognitive Behavioral basics of PANIC and skills that will have you celebrating PANIC rather than fearing PANIC.


Randy Floyd, LSCSW, Founder, Clinical Level Therapist

Randy is the founder of Midwest Anxiety.  He is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who is an optimist and passionate about helping people focus on what they can do rather than what they can't do.  He believes that every person is born with unique strengths and that over time life's stressors can blur our abilities.  Randy believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship and tapping into a person's strengths is the most essential components of the therapeutic experience.

Class Recording

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Self awareness is the #1 Super skill.  Know your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors!

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Anxiety or "PAnic" cycle

  1. Thoughts
    1. Zone into the threat, thoughts become negative. 
    2. Difficult to focus on other things other than anxious situation.
  2. Feelings
    1. Experience various physiological sensations such as heart palpitations, sweating, headaches, etc.
  3. Behaviors
    1. Fight, Flight, or Freeze. 
    2. Generally need reassurance, accommodations, or avoidance.

Two things have to happen for you to become less anxious: Be uncomfortable and be uncertain.

Don't Let Anxiety Trick You!

  1. Make sure you are medically well.  This will give you confidence that what you are experiencing is anxiety and not medical.
  2. Expect to get anxious.  Celebrate getting anxious, because that is when the true work happens.
  3. Get out of the business of asking for reassurance and accommodations to avoid the anxiety.
  4. Be uncertain and uncomfortable.  This will help you build tolerance and skills to anxiety.
  5. Re-create the symptoms that make you anxious.
  6. Don't listen to the "what ifs."
  7. Don't get overwhelmed by the consequences (people looking at you, etc) of being anxious.


Podcast obtained from ADAA Podcasts.


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