Who? The course is to help all anxiety disorder sufferers overcome their fears.
What? It is a basic 12 week, one hour per week telephone course.
When? At cheap rate telephone times, usually in the evenings.
Why? Because you want to get better and because you don’t have or can’t get to a local group.
Cost? £15 per course, Membership of No Panic and the cost of a one hour telephone call per week from your home to a ‘Network’ teleconference facility. Each course will run for a 12 week period, however, this can be extended to meet the needs of the course members.
The course is designed to help people who suffer with Phobias, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and General Anxiety disorders to make steps along the road to recovery. People who care for sufferers may also like to participate in the course in order to help their ‘sufferers’ recover by acquiring a better knowledge of the recovery methods. The courses use layperson cognitive/behaviour therapy and anxiety management as the basis for recovery. Whilst no therapy guarantees success, this method has at the present time the highest success rate.
You will be expected to face up to your fear on a step-by-step basis but, we do not plan to throw you into your worst scenario and let you sink or swim. The progress you make will depend on the amount of effort you are prepared to put in, NO PAIN, NO GAIN. You will also be expected to read one section of the manual for each week prior to each weekly teleconference. Don’t leave it until the last minute prior to each session, you will not benefit as much if you do.
The course takes place on the telephone using a teleconference facility. This system enables a group of people to talk to each other as if they are all sitting around a table. Each group has a trained group leader who will guide the group through the course.
The first week will normally be an introduction session to allow group members to get used to teleconferencing, get to know other members of the group, ask any questions and to fully understand what is expected of them.
During the course, group members will be offered the chance to continue as a self-facilitating befriending group for as long as the group wishes and the group leader will explain how this works.
Prior to the commencement of any group work, members will be sent the programme so that they will know in advance what they will be expected to carry out whilst undertaking group work.
If you a Member of No Panic you can pay and sign up for your Telephone Recovery Group here and give us feedback on your group below.