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Getting Anxious on Purpose

This Approach Can Reduce Anxiety Symptoms in as Little as Three Weeks

Reid Wilson • 9/6/2019

By Reid Wilson - My clinical experience indicates that clients who can be persuaded to provoke and endure their symptoms without resorting to relaxation exercises quickly become habituated to their fears. Here's the five-step treatment I've developed, based on the work of the top clinicians and researchers in the anxiety field.

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Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Training Course
Copyright:
8/20/2019
Authors:
RONALD D SIEGEL, PSY.D.
 
MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PH.D., HSPP
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
RYAN HOWES, PHD, ABPP
Product:
NRS001324
Type:
$569.94 USD     $199.99 USD
Rapid Change for the Anxious Mind
Copyright:
5/4/2018
Author:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
Product:
POS051340
Type:
$219.99 USD     $109.99 USD

The Healing Power of Uncertainty

Our Traditional Approaches to Anxiety Treatment Aren't Good Enough

Reid Wilson • 2/22/2018

By Reid Wilson - Therapy with anxious clients is most effective when I repeatedly challenge their underlying beliefs about how to handle distress. Anxious clients don't need my cleverness. They need therapeutic principles powerful enough to offset their faulty beliefs. I've learned to help my anxious clients by challenging three of their most basic life stances: their attitudes toward worry, certainty, and comfort.

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We Should Help Clients Welcome Their Anxiety Symptoms

An Exercise for Telling Your Problems "I'm in Charge!"

Reid Wilson • 7/27/2017

By Reid Wilson - The problems we suffer with anxiety often continue not because we have symptoms, but because we resist the fact that we're experiencing symptoms—doing our utmost to block out the symptoms, rather than getting to know them a little bit.

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Copyright:
3/18/2017
Authors:
MARY NURRIESTEARNS, MSW, LCSW, RYT
 
MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.
 
JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC
 
STAN HIBBS, PH.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
DANIEL J VAN INGEN, PSY.D.
 
JENNIFER L. ABEL, PH.D.
Product:
CRS001167
Type:
$566.94 USD     $199.99 USD
Copyright:
10/24/2016
Authors:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
LINDA STONE FISH, MSW, PHD
Product:
NRS001146
Type:
$459.91 USD     $129.99 USD

The Unlikely Case for Exposure Therapy

Calling Up Qualities of Strength and Resilience in Anxious Clients

Reid Wilson • 8/10/2016

By Reid Wilson - The only way for anxious clients to incorporate corrective information was for them to access the intense arousal associated with that specific fear and then linger in that state long enough, without blocking or muting their thoughts or feelings, to learn at a primal level that they’re safe. This summons qualities of strength and resilience in clients that therapists often miss.

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Copyright:
3/18/2016
Author:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
Product:
NOS049820
Type:
$59.99 USD     $29.99 USD

Coping with Anxiety by Welcoming Stress

Reid Wilson on Mindful Stress Management

Reid Wilson • 1/29/2015

The problems we suffer with anxiety often continue not because we have symptoms, but because we resist the fact that we're experiencing symptoms---doing our utmost to block out the symptoms, rather than getting to know them a little bit. Most of our clients come to us trying to end something unpleasant, seeking both comfort and predictability in their lives. The desire for a life without stress or doubt is perfectly natural. And yet, we compound our clients' problems when we collude in their goal of simply making the unpleasantness go away. Our objective should not simply be to block their discomfort and allay their doubts, but to help reduce their suffering---ultimately, a completely different task.

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Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Training Course
Copyright:
8/20/2019
Authors:
RONALD D SIEGEL, PSY.D.
 
MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PH.D., HSPP
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
RYAN HOWES, PHD, ABPP
Product:
NRS001324
Type:
$569.94 USD     $199.99 USD
Rapid Change for the Anxious Mind
Copyright:
5/4/2018
Author:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
Product:
POS051340
Type:
$219.99 USD     $109.99 USD
Copyright:
3/18/2017
Authors:
MARY NURRIESTEARNS, MSW, LCSW, RYT
 
MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.
 
JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC
 
STAN HIBBS, PH.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
DANIEL J VAN INGEN, PSY.D.
 
JENNIFER L. ABEL, PH.D.
Product:
CRS001167
Type:
$566.94 USD     $199.99 USD
Copyright:
10/24/2016
Authors:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
LINDA STONE FISH, MSW, PHD
Product:
NRS001146
Type:
$459.91 USD     $129.99 USD
Copyright:
3/18/2016
Author:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
Product:
NOS049820
Type:
$59.99 USD     $29.99 USD
Copyright:
4/9/2013
Authors:
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
STEVEN HAYES, PH.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
ROBERT SCAER, MD
 
DOUGLAS FLEMONS, PHD, LMFT
 
MICHAEL VENTURA, PHD
Product:
NRC095571
Copyright:
3/15/2013
Authors:
MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
BRUCE ECKER, MA, LMFT
 
MIRIAM GREENSPAN, MED, LMHC
Product:
NRC095558
Get More Positive Outcomes from Paradoxical Approaches
Copyright:
1/1/2013
Authors:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
DAVID BURNS, M.D
 
MARTIN N. SEIF, PH.D.
 
SALLY WINSTON, PSY.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
Product:
NRC095866
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Getting Anxious on Purpose

This Approach Can Reduce Anxiety Symptoms in as Little as Three Weeks

Reid Wilson • 9/6/2019

By Reid Wilson - My clinical experience indicates that clients who can be persuaded to provoke and endure their symptoms without resorting to relaxation exercises quickly become habituated to their fears. Here's the five-step treatment I've developed, based on the work of the top clinicians and researchers in the anxiety field.

Daily Blog

The Healing Power of Uncertainty

Our Traditional Approaches to Anxiety Treatment Aren't Good Enough

Reid Wilson • 2/22/2018

By Reid Wilson - Therapy with anxious clients is most effective when I repeatedly challenge their underlying beliefs about how to handle distress. Anxious clients don't need my cleverness. They need therapeutic principles powerful enough to offset their faulty beliefs. I've learned to help my anxious clients by challenging three of their most basic life stances: their attitudes toward worry, certainty, and comfort.

Daily Blog

We Should Help Clients Welcome Their Anxiety Symptoms

An Exercise for Telling Your Problems "I'm in Charge!"

Reid Wilson • 7/27/2017

By Reid Wilson - The problems we suffer with anxiety often continue not because we have symptoms, but because we resist the fact that we're experiencing symptoms—doing our utmost to block out the symptoms, rather than getting to know them a little bit.

Daily Blog

The Unlikely Case for Exposure Therapy

Calling Up Qualities of Strength and Resilience in Anxious Clients

Reid Wilson • 8/10/2016

By Reid Wilson - The only way for anxious clients to incorporate corrective information was for them to access the intense arousal associated with that specific fear and then linger in that state long enough, without blocking or muting their thoughts or feelings, to learn at a primal level that they’re safe. This summons qualities of strength and resilience in clients that therapists often miss.

Daily Blog

Coping with Anxiety by Welcoming Stress

Reid Wilson on Mindful Stress Management

Reid Wilson • 1/29/2015

The problems we suffer with anxiety often continue not because we have symptoms, but because we resist the fact that we're experiencing symptoms---doing our utmost to block out the symptoms, rather than getting to know them a little bit. Most of our clients come to us trying to end something unpleasant, seeking both comfort and predictability in their lives. The desire for a life without stress or doubt is perfectly natural. And yet, we compound our clients' problems when we collude in their goal of simply making the unpleasantness go away. Our objective should not simply be to block their discomfort and allay their doubts, but to help reduce their suffering---ultimately, a completely different task.

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VIDEO: A Paradoxical Approach to Panic

The First Session

Reid Wilson • 8/14/2014

With years of experience treating anxiety-riddled clients, Reid Wilson, author of Don’t Panic, knows a thing or two about helping people rein in the trademark rapid breathing, cold sweats, and stammering that occur during a panic attack. To cut off panic attacks at the source, Reid takes a provocative approach.

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The Anxiety Game

It’s Rigged, so Let’s Change the Rules

Reid Wilson • 1/1/2013

Therapists are supposed to make clients feel safe and secure, creating a cozy haven from a cruel world, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety, more clinicians are instructing clients to ramp their fears, while telling themselves how much they welcome the experience.

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Facing Our Worst Fears

Finding the Courage to Stay in the Moment

Reid Wilson • 11/1/2006

A therapist helps his anxious clients discover that be not resisting what the present moment offers, they can find a way out of their suffering.

Magazine Article

Anxious is as Anxious Does

Overcoming Clients' Fears by Provoking Them

Reid Wilson • 11/1/2002

My approach to helping clients deal with panic attacks and phobias focuses initially on teaching them breathing and relaxation exercises, and then encouraging them to gradually face the feared situation without getting so panicky. I often find it a very slow process. Is there any way to speed it up?

Magazine Article

Everyday Courage

Helping Anxious Clients Open the Door to Uncertainty

Reid Wilson • 9/1/2000

After two decades of working with people suffering from phobias and other expressions of disabling fear, I still remember clearly two clients whom I met more than 15 years ago.

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Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He is also adjunct associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is author of the just released Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry and the classic self-help book Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. He is co-author of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions, as well as Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children.

Dr. Wilson is a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). In 2014, he was honored with the ADAA’s Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award – the highest national award in his field. He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines’ first national program for the fearful flier and serves as the expert for WebMD’s Panic and Anxiety Community.