526 Worried Mind, Worried Body: An Integrative Approach for GAD
Saturday Afternoon Only
By the time clients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) make it to your office, chronic anxiety has not only permeated their worry-driven thought processes, but their bodies as well. . . .
The long-term presence of heightened stress hormones is linked to a variety of psychosomatic symptoms. Gastrointestinal upsets, tension headaches, and fatigue plague these clients on a daily basis, fueling the fires of worry and rumination. While CBT interventions can quickly alter a client’s worry-based thought patterns and behaviors, without interventions that specifically target the physiological impact of chronic stress, clients can be left to withstand the physiological fallout of GAD for months to come. This time lag is unnecessary. In this workshop, you’ll learn a comprehensive model combining CBT, hypnosis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness that, beginning in the first session, provides clients techniques to reduce the cognitive, behavioral, and
physiological symptomology of GAD.
Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D,
is director of the Center of Anxiety Disorders, elected fellow and certified and approved consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and author of Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide For Clients and Their Therapists.