Anxiety: Skills and Strategies Program starts

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Room 332 University Centre


This group program meets once a week for 3 weeks to develop and practice skills in decreasing the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety.

A variety of long and short self-calming techniques are introduced, along with behaviours that can help prevent escalation of anxiety.  All techniques in this program have originated from research into strategies which decrease anxiety. They have been well studied and the most up-to-date information will be presented.


This is not a self-disclosure or therapy group; the purpose is developing skills and a personal plan of action.  This educational program emphasizes skill acquisition and gaining  information about diminishing anxiety and panic.  Daily practice is very strongly recommended.


These techniques are especially helpful in the self-regulation of uncomfortable sensations like :

  • muscle tension and tightness in the chest & shoulders
  • feeling like it's hard to breathe, or not getting enough air
  • palpitations & skipped beats of the heart
  • racing mind & anxious thoughts
  • feeling panicky


Some people choose to have a combination of private sessions and a group program.  For example, you may have 1, 2, or more private sessions to get started right away on training while waiting for the next group program to start. Some individuals benefit from private training after a group program in order to fine-tune skills and tailor them to specific situations.



  • $ 10 for University of Guelph students   (due to a subsidy from U of G Student Health Services)
  • $ 30 for members of United Steelworkers Local 4120   (due to a subsidy from Local 4120)
  • $ 60 for all others 


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