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    What is happening to me?

    I get into a complete sweat when out in a public place. My daughter and grandson passed away and I don't get out a lot now.
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    I have been working in Eltham, Melbourne as a relationship and family counsellor for over twelve years. I draw on current theory and research about … View Profile

    It sounds like you become very anxious when you go out in public, and perhaps you are experiencing a panic attack. Counselling can equip you with strategies for managing these better. You also mentioned the passing away of your daughter and grandson - how sad and terrible for you! Perhaps you may feel there is a benefit to making sense of your grief in response to these losses, and whether there is a connection to the anxiety you experience when going out in public. I would encourage you to make contact with a counsellor and access some support to help you make sense of things and perhaps to develop new coping skills.

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