Anxiety, Worry & Panic: Effective Strategies to Calm the Anxious Mind – Jennifer L. Abel
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Do you want to gain powerful techniques for your clients who struggle with treatment resistant anxiety, worry and panic? Learn how to assess anxious habits, symptoms and behaviors using effective cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies…even with your toughest clients!
Dr. Jennifer Abel will teach you how to stop the anxiety spiral early to significantly reduce the habit of worry and panic using self-controlled desensitization. Experience how evidence-based treatments can help your clients problem solve, reduce tension, and increase energy.
Learn unique, effective approaches to mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and exposure, including thought-labeling, interoceptive exposure, and better-but believable thoughts. Case studies, role plays, demonstrations and interactive discussions will be utilized in this cutting-edge seminar.
- Articulate components of the “anxiety spiral” and utilize several evidence-based strategies (including self-controlled desensitization) to prevent exacerbation of symptoms.
- Specify five potential anxiety treatment pitfalls and learn evidence-based approaches to avoid or correct them.
- Implement four mindfulness strategies for treating anxiety symptoms in a clinical setting.
- Evaluate the inverse relationship between worry and problem solving, and identify its implications for treatment of anxiety.
- Examine the clinical presentation of panic, worry and fear of guilt and how they compare to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; learn clinical strategies to stop these cycles of negative reinforcement.
- Develop clinical skills to address treatment-resistant issues, including perfectionism, subjugation, procrastination, hypochondriasis, and catastrophizing/intolerance of uncertainty.
Anxiety Spirals, Panic and Early Cue Detection
- Examples of Worry Spirals and Panic Spirals
- The Empirical Evidence
- 3 Benefits of Catching Anxiety Early
- Reminders for Catching Anxiety Early
- Move Toward Relaxation vs. Away From Anxiety
- Process vs. Command
- Present Focus – Mindfulness as a Relaxation Tool
- Observation of Thoughts and Emotion
- Labeling of Thoughts and Emotions
- Observation and Labeling Game
Self-Controlled Desensitization (SCD)
- Rationale for SCD
- Formal SCD
- In-Session SCD
- Active Relaxation
- An Alternative Way to Do Cognitive Therapy – B3s
- Find Alternative Thoughts
- The Role of “Shoulds” and “Need To’s”
- Change to “Want To’s”
- The Humor of Worry
- Deal with Superstitious Worry
- Limitations of Research and CBT Interventions
- Worry Prevents Problem Solving-Evidence
- 4 Ways to Do Problem Solving
OCD-Like Symptoms in Panic and Worry
- Dangers of a Poor Assessment
- Stop Encouraging Avoidance and Escape
- Assess for Negative Reinforcement
- Remove Crutches
- Traditional Exposure
- Interoceptive Exposure for Panic
- Finding and Flooding “The Real Worry”
- Risks Associated with Treatment of Panic
- Related Research Limitations
Reduce Tension and Increase Energy
- Progressive-Muscle Relaxation
- Quick Alternatives to PMR
- Energy Conservation
Problems That are Often Treatment Resistant and How to Approach Them
- Hypochondriasis and Fear of Untimely Death
- Catastrophizing/Intolerance of Uncertainty
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