When does a normal stress response turn into anxiety? What is the difference between a panic attack and panic disorder? Would you recognise the symptoms of an anxiety disorder and know how to communicate effectively with a person who is experiencing an anxiety disorder? Almost 15% of Australians suffer from an anxiety disorder. Many people with an anxiety disorder function seemingly well, despite their symptoms, but suffer in silence. Over time, anxiety symptoms can be overwhelming and draining, and lead to unhelpful communication that, in turn, might worsen the situation.
This seminar will provide an understanding of anxiety disorders, including: an overview and the causes of anxiety disorders; generalised anxiety disorder; social anxiety disorder; agoraphobia; specific phobias, such as fear of heights, fear of flying, or fear of public speaking; and differentiation between a panic attack and panic disorder.
For all anxiety disorders, four areas will be explored: (1) clusters of symptoms, (2) the lived experience, (3) treatment options, and (4) helpful and unhelpful communication. Case studies and audio-visual material will be used to illustrate the lived experience. The presentation style will be interactive, encouraging participant questions and contributions.
Feedback form Renata’s recent presentations to health professionals:
“Renata’s enthusiasm, attention to detail, going over and beyond expectations made it an absolute pleasure.”
“The enthusiasm, knowledge on this subject and in general, and engaging teaching ability to teach made this an enjoyable and valuable training. Thank you!”
“Renata’s enthusiasm makes such a difference to the training. She is a very knowledgeable and positive trainer.”
“Renata was very encouraging of us to ask questions and engaging with her in a way that knowledge was fantastic and contributed to everyone’s learning. She was approachable and fair. Just great!”
“Renata’s knowledge and experience is impressive! She was well prepared, approachable and helpful throughout.”
“A very interesting topic – Renata was so helpful in terms of information and responding to questions.
Renata answered questions and managed the room skilfully. She created a wonderful learning environment and I learned so much to take into my practice.”
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
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“This seminar will focus on (1) a deeper understanding of anxiety disorders, (2) skills in recognising symptoms clusters related to anxiety disorders, and (3) helpful and unhelpful communication when interacting with people affected by anxiety disorders.” Renata Porzig-Drummond
This training workshop is suitable for anyone without or minimal prior training or experience in mental health who may encounter people with mental health issues in their professional lives. These may include: coaches; HR professionals; some counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers (depending on their training); teachers, volunteers; community workers; and allied health professionals.
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