Well done for making that step, you’re a brave person.
I also had extreme anxiety after reporting my ex partner that was made tenfold worse by the horrible treatment and support from Rosebud Police Station. So, I’m really glad to hear that the police you’re involved with are supportive xx
Anxiety is really normal, I found acknowledging the anxiety and going ‘I’m feeling [insert feeling] right now, but it’s okay, I’m going to be okay, this will pass.’ Acknowledge and accept your feelings for what they are. For me though, the anxiety didn’t fully leave until court was over (a year).
Chatting to someone over the phone or online just to get any pressing thoughts out I found to be really helpful as well, 1800 respect were amazing assistance in so many ways.
Attempt some meditation to give your brain a chance to calm/slow down.
My advice would be to not ignore your boss. I understand there’s some embarrassment and shame involved (Brene Brown on YouTube, fantastic if you have the time) but if I’ve learnt anything from anxiety disorder, the more you avoid the worse it will be. I’m not saying to force yourself to be in their presence if you’re super uncomfortable, but just remember they came with you and therefore they seem like a super supportive individual. They obviously care about you and I don’t think they’d think anything less of you ❤️