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Becoming Panic Free:
The SOAR Approach

Arousal is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. It has two parts: the sympathetic nervous system that up-regulates us when stress hormones are released by the amygdala, and the parasympathetic nervous system that downregulates us when unconsciously transmitted signals from the face, voice, and touch of an attuned person are properly processed. This course offers strategies to end panic by inhibiting the sympathetic system and activating the parasympathetic system in emotionally challenging situations (elevators, tunnels, high places, bridges, MRIs, flying, etc.). The sympathetic system is inhibited by pre-establishing links between the events that will take place in a challenging situation and an oxytocin-producing memory. The parasympathetic system is activated in by pre-establishing links to the memory of the face, voice, and touch. Since panic can arise "out of the blue," feelings of alarm are linked to the memory of a calming person's face, voice, and touch in order to automatically down-regulate alarm.

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Becoming Panic Free:
The SOAR Approach

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Presenter: Tom Bunn MSW LCSW

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Course Length: 1 Hour & 10 Minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will understand the basic operation of the autonomic nervous system.
  2. Participants will understand the role oxytocin can play to inhibiting up-regulation.
  3. Participants will understand the role a non-judgmental person's face, voice, and touch can play in causing downregulation.
  4. Participants will know how to use stabilizing memories to neutralize panic triggers.

This webinar Offers 1 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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Arousal is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. It has two parts: the sympathetic nervous system that up-regulates us when stress hormones are released by the amygdala, and the parasympathetic nervous system that downregulates us when unconsciously transmitted signals from the face, voice, and touch of an attuned person are properly processed. This course offers strategies to end panic by inhibiting the sympathetic system and activating the parasympathetic system in emotionally challenging situations (elevators, tunnels, high places, bridges, MRIs, flying, etc.). The sympathetic system is inhibited by pre-establishing links between the events that will take place in a challenging situation and an oxytocin-producing memory. The parasympathetic system is activated in by pre-establishing links to the memory of the face, voice, and touch. Since panic can arise "out of the blue," feelings of alarm are linked to the memory of a calming person's face, voice, and touch in order to automatically down-regulate alarm.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will understand the basic operation of the autonomic nervous system.
  2. Participants will understand the role oxytocin can play to inhibiting up-regulation.
  3. Participants will understand the role a non-judgmental person's face, voice, and touch can play in causing downregulation.
  4. Participants will know how to use stabilizing memories to neutralize panic triggers.

Agenda:

1. Overview of the autonomic nervous system. 2. The role oxytocin can play to inhibit up-regulation. 3. The face-heart connection: activating the calming parasympathetic nervous system. 4. Identifying an oxytocin-producing memory. Linking it to the sequence of events in a challenging situation. 5. Identifying a non-judgmental person. Linking their presence to the challenging sequence of events. 6. Linking the person's presence to feelings of alarm. 7. Using links to prevent panic attack "domino effect" development by neutralizing each element of panic.



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.

  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

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