Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD
Leading Edge Seminars, Inc
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm • YWCA Elm Centre, 87 Elm Street, Toronto
Anxiety is a normal human emotion, but it can run out of control and become ruminative worry that diminishes the capacity for joy. Panic can fill people with terror and put them on the alert to avoid any possible chance of an attack. Social fears keep people from fulfilling their potential and from fully participating in life. These three major categories of anxiety are life changing — and they can be changed! People can learn to control their symptoms to become free from these debilitating effects. By using the brain to change an anxious brain, individuals can modify the causes of anxiety and even eliminate them for full recovery.
In this workshop, participants will learn 10 methods that will help clients calm their minds and diminish physical, cognitive, and behavioural symptoms of anxiety. Dr. Wehrenberg will present methods that can successfully eliminate panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety disorder. Addressing the physiology, cognition, and behavioural signs of anxiety, she will show you how to help your clients take control of their anxiety. Participants will leave this workshop ready to apply effective methods to provide prompt relief of symptoms.
You will learn —
Specific, effective breathing and relaxation techniques and how to apply them to best relieve and eliminate panic and tension
How to recognize and be able to resolve features of sleep, guilt, and anger that are specific to anxiety disorders
How to identify panic triggers and desensitize clients to avert panic attacks
Powerful techniques to stop the rumination of the worried brain that marks generalized anxiety disorder
How to apply principles of defeating fear and making positive change for people with social anxiety disorder
About the Presenter:
Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, is the Curriculum Development Director for Candeo's online Depression and Anxiety Program. Her clinical practice is in Naperville, IL. She is the author of The Anxious Brain, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques, and The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook. Her next book, Unraveling Anxiety and Depression: A Clinician’s Guide to Treating Co-Morbid Anxiety and Depression, will be released in Fall 2013. She is a frequent contributor to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine, she blogs for Psychology Today Online, and she speaks internationally on topics of clinical psychotherapy. She is noted for her down-to-earth, pragmatic teaching style. For more information, please visit www.margaretwehrenberg.com.