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Understanding and managing anxiety and panic

This session is part of the psychosocial resources for personal wellbeing and professional competence series and looks at understanding and managing anxiety and panic.


The workshop aims to help participants look at the signs and symptoms of panic and anxiety. It will introduce ideas to help you identify your triggers and some tools and techniques to help manage yourself or someone else.

A workshop exploring the function and impact of anxiety and panic; and how stress can lead to feeling anxious and panicky. The workshop will provide a chance to explore how these experiences can become reinforced by physical and psychological reactions that exacerbate them and lead to habitual cycles of reaction. It will help participants to recognise physical signs (such as racing heart, tense muscles heightened sense of alertness, sweaty palms etc) and psychological patterns (repetitive and obsessive thinking) which can build up; especially working in times of upheaval; and to learn about ways to break these cycles.

This session will be delivered face-to-face on campus

Intended outcomes and benefits from attending

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have learned about what panic and anxiety responses are.
  • Explore the motivations behind behaviours and controls such as perfectionism, mild obsessiveness, over self-control, fastidiousness.
  • Have learned about helpful behaviours or routines.
  • Have been introduced ideas to work with the states of panic and anxiety.


Nicola Neath; University of Leeds Staff Counsellor – Nicola is also an MBACP Accredited Psychotherapist.

Booking your place:

There are currently no available dates for this workshop. Future dates and booking information will be made available on this page. In the meantime, you can view upcoming dates of all the upcoming Psychosocial Resource suite of workshops.