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A Toolkit for Your Practice

Anxiety is the most common problem clients bring to psychotherapy. Fortunately, with our expanded understanding of neurobiology and the development of a range of new approaches that go beyond the traditional “talking cure,” there’s no reason that therapists today can’t offer their clients reliable relief from anxiety symptoms–often immediately–even without medications.

We’ve brought together leading experts and innovators in the field for Treating Anxiety—a 6-session Webcast series designed to introduce you to the most effective anxiety management tools and approaches available.  

Join David Burns, Margaret Wehrenberg, Danie Beaulieu, Steve Andreas, Lynn Lyons, and Reid Wilson for this series of engaging, practice-focused conversations and find out how you can increase your positive outcomes with anxious clients right away. Learn how to:

  • Organize a first session that mobilizes clients into action and most effectively begins the process of change
  • Overcome resistances that interferes with anxiety treatment
  • Integrate neuroscience into therapy with maximum impact
  • Align your approach to different kinds of anxiety disorders
  • Help clients shift the way they relate to their own anxiety in ways that radically speed up treatment
  • Use humor and play to connect most effectively with anxious children and their families

Integrate the Latest Innovations into Your Practice

Session 1

Motivating the Anxious Client: A Paradoxical Approach
David Burns, M.D.

Develop a new, powerful approach to shorten anxiety treatment by learning to:
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  • Recognize the role of both process and outcome resistance in preventing change
  • Use "paradoxical agenda" setting before assuming that the client is truly seeking change
  • Discover the hidden emotions that underlie anxiety
  • Understand the role of magical thinking in maintaining anxiety
  • Help clients prevent relapse

David Burns is professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of When Panic Attacks and Feeling Good.

Session 2

The Neurobiology of Anxiety
Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Bring the insights of neuroscience and CBT into your work with anxious clients by exploring:
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  • The brain structures and processes that underlie anxiety
  • The role of the cortex, basal ganglia, anterior cingulate gyrus, and amygdale in worry and anxiety
  • Methods for calming the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Worry management, thought stopping, and thought-replacement techniques
  • How to incorporate mindfulness methods into your approach

Margaret Wehrenberg specializes in treating anxiety with a holistic approach for symptom management. She’s the author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques.

Session 3

Interrupting the Anxiety Cycle
Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Expand your range of active, engaging, sensory-based interventions with anxious clients by examining:
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  • The role of thoughts, body responses, and behavior in the Circle of Anxiety
  • The etiologies of different types of anxiety
  • A range of metaphors, images, and multisensory interventions to enliven and enrich your work
  • Ways to teach clients to recognize when anxiety is playing a positive role as a “GPS” response
  • How to bring nonverbal, experiential methods into the consulting room

Danie Beaulieu is the founder of Academie Impact, a training institute and producer of therapeutic aids, and author of Impact Techniques for Therapists.

Session 4

Single-Session Cures with Anxiety Problems
Steve Andreas, M.A.

Learn powerful techniques for bringing about immediate and enduring changes in anxiety symptoms by exploring:
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  • Two dramatic video demonstrations drawn from Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • The difference between conscious desire and unconscious response
  • Clinical methods that focus on injunctive vs. descriptive language
  • How to shift the structure of experience in the present through the Spinning Feelings Method
  • Interventions that leverage the power of self-talk

Steve Andreas has been teaching and developing methods in Neuro-Linguistic Programming for more than 30 years. His most recent book is Virginia Satir: The Patterns of Her Magic.

Session 5

Parents, Children, and Anxiety: Changing the Family Dance
Lynn Lyons, L.I.C.S.W.

Discover a 3-step approach to use with anxious kids and their often anxious parents that focuses on:
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  • Teaching the family about the interactive processes that reinforce anxiety
  • Shifting emotional tone through humor and play
  • Helping families externalize anxiety and develop alternative responses that normalize it
  • Teaching children to talk back to anxiety and other means of self-soothing

Lynn Lyons specializes in working with anxiety in children. She is the coauthor Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents.

Session 6

Defeating Panic
Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Learn a step-by-step approach to helping clients shift their relationship to panic by:
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  • Challenging the rules of the “Anxiety Game” that has come to dominate their life
  • Teaching them how to approach anxiety rather than avoid it
  • Using absurdity, exaggeration, and caricature to change their relationship with panic
  • Learning how to motivate clients to proactively seek out opportunities to experience their symptoms
  • Equipping them with strategies for maintaining their new beliefs and behaviors in the long term

Reid Wilson is the author of Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks.

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And we’re not even finished yet.

Once we recorded the interviews, we still had questions . . .

So we put together an anthology of BONUS articles with further insights like:
  • How you can adapt treatments for chronic pain to improve your outcomes with anxiety patients
  • How to identify the hidden emotions that anxious patients don’t bring up in therapy
  • How to integrate parents into a child’s anxiety treatment - and heal not only the child’s suffering, but also the parents’ anxiety

Have You Ever...

  • Struggled with a client with crippling anxiety who was resistant to change?
  • Felt that anxiety treatment took too long?
  • Wondered how to keep an anxious parent from reinforcing a child’s anxiety?
  • Been unable to get OCD clients to break the rigid patterns that kept them struck?

This 6-session Webcast series is your chance to get practical, up-to-date answers to these questions and more.

A New Way to Learn: A Note from Rich Simon

As editor of the Psychotherapy Networker for over 30 years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to engage your curiosity, anticipate your questions, and make sure you get answers you can use. I’ve also learned that any subject, if approached in the right way, can be deeply engrossing, understandable, and entertaining.

My goal in each Webcast interview is to zero in on what you need to know to deepen your craft as a therapist. At the same time, the spontaneous, free flow of conversation makes learning far more enjoyable than stodgy workshop lectures and PowerPoint presentations. Our Webcast series are an exciting, new way to stay on the field’s cutting edge.

But enough words—to see what we mean, just click on the video below to watch a preview.



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  • Download transcripts and bonus articles to add to your permanent library
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If you're not completely satisfied, we'll refund your money in full—100%. Just let us know within 30 days. I'm that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.


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Don’t be thrown by your clients' anxiety and panic attacks. Get new tools and approaches you can use right away in this 6-session Webcast series—Treating Anxiety.

The content of this course is at the introductory to intermediate level.