Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg will assist you in shaping the 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Techniques to your needs and will discuss:
How to apply the techniques in difficult cases
How these techniques apply to different age groups
How these techniques can help with clients who have co-morbid diagnoses
How to use these techniques with groups or individuals and in different types of psychological services: private practice, hospital units, classrooms, nursing facilities, etc.
This fresh approach will give you a complete set of tools to work with anxiety symptoms. Cutting-edge research tells clinicians not only what is new, but also tells us why what we have done best over the years works to help clients achieve positive results in therapy. In this seminar recording, you will learn, practice and be ready to apply 10 techniques that really work to stop symptoms of panic, worry and social anxiety.
These 10 proven methods can control most symptoms of panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety. Through in-seminar practice and discussing case vignettes to illustrate their applications—you can make them strong, effective and lasting interventions. Methods that control physiology: diaphragmatic breathing, reducing tension, mindful awareness to offset panic or acute anxiety can be easy to learn but not simple to apply. We will discuss how to make them effective with different age groups and difficult clients if you want to obtain the best results for calming panic and dread. Likewise, controlling the cognitive problems of anxiety, such as catastrophizing or ruminatively worrying, challenge most with anxiety. Learn powerful techniques that cool off worry (“Worry well and only once!” “Knowing, Not Showing Anger”), and challenge faulty cognitions, the obstacles to improving panic and social anxiety (“Counter Cognitions”, etc.). You can help your clients identify and change the ways they avoid their social anxiety. Case examples will clarify planned re-entry to triggering situations, handling the stress of preparation and conducting in vivo exposure.
List the 10 best techniques to diminish or eliminate the symptoms of panic, generalized anxiety or social anxiety.
Differentiate between panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety to avoid being sidetracked in treatment.
Apply specific breathing and relaxation techniques that work as the cornerstone of controlling and then stopping panic attacks.
Identify triggers and interrupt cognitions that set off panic attacks in your clients.
Demonstrate how to “Cool off” the worried brain using Dr. Wehrenberg’s approach.
Explain easily established lifestyle changes to clients to eliminate anxiety.
Instruct clients on how to become effective in changing their avoidance behaviors with planned, practiced and carefully graduated exposure.
Apply interventions for social anxiety that build on techniques to modulate physical arousal.
Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
Hallmarks of panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety
Understand why chronic stress is more significant to anxiety than “fight or flight” panic attacks and what to do to prevent stress damage
Differentiate anxiety from ADD and ASD
Techniques That Work to Modulate Panic and Generalized Anxiety
Deal with high energy clients and perfectionism in generalized anxiety
Utilize “Clear the Mind” for several aspects of managing anxiety
Practice different types of muscle relaxation and discuss their use in different types of anxiety disorders
Four important lifestyle changes everyone can make
Techniques for Treating Cognitive Problems of Anxiety and Panic
The best thought-replacement methods for worry and rumination
Clearing the mind of ruminative and racing thoughts
Knowing when anger triggers anxiety and how to work with it in worried clients
How to stop worry before it happens
Techniques for Managing Social Anxiety
Apply the “Three Deep Breaths and Good
Preparation” model to construct treatment goals for social anxiety
Structure cognitive change through planned “counter-cognitions”
About the Speaker:
Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D, is the author of five books on treating anxiety and depression, including The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and her most recent Anxiety + Depression: Effective Treatment of the Big Two Co-occurring Disorders, published by W.W. Norton. She earned her M.A. studying psychodrama and bioenergetics, and has years of experience as a certified drug and alcoholism counselor. She specialized in working with adults who were traumatized as children before earning her Psy.D. and beginning a private psychotherapy practice, in Naperville, IL, focusing on anxiety disorder treatment. She blogs for Psychology Today, contributed a chapter to Clinical Pearls of Wisdom (Ed. M. Kerman), and is a frequent contributor of articles to The Psychotherapy Networker magazine. She speaks internationally on topics of clinical psychotherapy and is noted for her down-to-earth, pragmatic teaching style. Visit her at www.margaret wehhrenberg.com
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