Our self-help groups are free to attend and are based on an effective, 12 week, self-treatment behaviour therapy program.
Group members are guided, step-by-step through a program of gradual exposure to help overcome their fears. They determine their targets for systematic exposure and homework. They are taught how to face up to and control anxiety, to keep a diary and to deal with possible setbacks. The program focuses on addressing and facing anxiety provoking situations for each individual group member. Participants determine their target for exposure and homework.
The groups may be suitable for you if you have experienced any of the following:
- Fear participating in social situations or being the centre of attention?
- Fear going into public places or leaving your house?
- Have panic attacks where you breathe rapidly, or feel like you are having a heart attack?
- Fear specific objects or situations such as driving, dogs, spiders, lifts or heights?
- Repeat actions like washing and checking in order to prevent something bad from happening or fear contamination from germs or disease?
- Avoid various activities due to the anxiety experienced whilst contemplating them?
- Or – have you at some time taken part in a behaviour therapy treatment program and would like to continue working on your anxiety issues?
New Groups usually commence twice yearly.
To join a group, to find out when the above groups are commencing or to find out more contact the Self-Help Groups Co-ordinator Linda on (02) 9339 6093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries are treated confidentially and details of the venue will be given after a phone assessment.All enquiries about these groups are welcome and are confidential.