CCI InfoPax: Panic Stations


Coping with Panic Attacks: This InfoPax is designed to provide you with some information about panic attacks and panic disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your panic and anxiety.  It is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  Although it is not necessary that you complete one module before going on to the next, this is recommended. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.


Module 1: Overview of Panic

This module describes panic attacks and panic disorder and looks at the symptoms of panic. PDF document: 268kb. 


Module 2: More about Panic

The aim of this InfoPax module is to provide you with some more detailed information on how panic attacks actually develop. This module will also describe how panic attacks develop into panic disorder and what treatment strategies may be useful. PDF document: 180kb. 


Module 3: The Thinking-Feeling Connection

This module describes automatic thoughts and explores how thoughts influence feelings. PDF document: 172kb. 


Module 4: The ABC’s of Thinking and Feeling

This module explores how you can use a thought diary to monitor the unhelpful thoughts that can lead to how you feel about a particular situation. PDF document: 279kb. 


Module 5: Unhelpful Thinking Styles

This module describes a number of common unhelpful thinking styles that can lead to negative emotions. PDF document: 240kb. 


Module 6: Detective Work and Disputation

Module 6 explores how you can examine and challenge unhelpful thoughts by expanding the thought diary described in Module 4. PDF document: 220kb. 


Module 7: Evaluation and Balanced Thinking

This module describes how you can summarize how you have challenged unhelpful thoughts by producing a balanced thought. PDF document: 256kb. 


Module 8: Core Beliefs

Core beliefs are often at the root of unhelpful thoughts that are particularly difficult to change. This module looks at core beliefs and how to change them. PDF document: 199kb.


Module 9: Coping with Physical Alarms – Exposure Part 1

The aim of this module is to give you information about how to challenge your beliefs about panic symptoms by actually experiencing them. Research has shown that this is particularly important in being able to successfully overcome panic symptoms and distress about panic symptoms. PDF document 225kb. 


Module 10: Coping with Physical Alarms – Exposure Part 2

The aim of this InfoPax module is to give you information about exposure to activities and situations in which you are worried that panic attacks might occur. PDF document: 340kb. 


Module 11: The Calming Technique

This module describes how you can reduce your anxiety by gaining control of your breathing. PDF document: 243kb. 


Module 12: Self Management

This final module describes how to maintain gains and continue the progress that has been made throughout the previous modules. PDF document: 213kb. 


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