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Table 2 Group intervention in anxiety

From: Effectiveness of a clinical practice guideline implementation strategy for patients with anxiety disorders in primary care: cluster randomized trial

First session  
  Presentation of the group
General introduction to program
Educational component:
     • What is the response to anxiety?
     • Why does it happen in daily life?
     • Is recovery possible?
     • What is the recovery process?
  The role of lifestyle in the response to anxiety (Part 1):
     • What do we do to take care of ourselves?
     • How lifestyle influences.
     • Introduction to relaxation and breathing.
Second session  
  Introduction, we clarify doubts.
The interpretation of body sensations. What is an anxiety crisis? Why does it appear?
Understand the role thoughts-behaviour-emotions play in the maintenance of the problem.
The role of lifestyle in the response to anxiety (Part 2):
     • Physical exercise
     • We learn to breath (control of breathing)
     • Relaxation training
Third session  
  We review relaxation training execution and follow up with respect to exercise.
The role of lifestyle in the response to anxiety (Part 3):
     • Eating/consumption toxics/stimulants
     • Control of breathing
     • Relaxation training
Fourth session  
  We review relaxation training execution and follow up with respect to exercise.
The role of lifestyle in the response to anxiety (Part 4):
     • Pace activity/rest (sleep)
     • Control of breathing
     • Relaxation training
Fifth session  
  We review control of breathing and relaxation training execution.
Sixth session  
  We review control of breathing and relaxation training execution.
Using what we learned to face future changes: integrating vision to remember what we learned.
Depending on availability, the group intervention can be extended to eight sessions.