Hello and Welcome to the A & P forum. We are glad you found us.
I understand your fears a I have had those same fears.
I have learned to stay in the moment, don't let what happened in the past cause you to worry that it will happen again next time. Leave it in the past.
Try to make other arrangements for driving to the seminar, can one of the others attending be the designated driver. Your the new kid on the block. If you are really worrying about it come up with a reason for why you can't drive..............lost your license, freeway driving is not your forte, your car is not running well......................just ask someone else to drive this time and you may be alright the next time the issue comes up.
Again try to stay in the moment and if a scary thought flits into your mind, notice it but let it pass on through, it cannot hurt you..............
With each task your doing at work just concentrate on that one and don't anticipate the next. Avoid the anticipatory anxiety. Does that make sense?
Gentle Hugs to you and a huge welcome.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”