Anxiety as a GPS

Danie Beaulieu On How to Make Panic An Ally

Rich Simon

Most of our therapeutic interventions for anxiety center around managing over-blown feelings of fear. But what if we consider anxiety as a vital signal, alerting us that we are taking actions that do not align with who we truly are?

In a recent conversation—part of our upcoming webcast series on the latest advances in treating anxiety—Danie Beaulieu explains how panic can function as the voice of clients’ internal GPS, telling them when they are making a “wrong turn” in their lives.

In this video clip, Danie tells the story of a client’s panic attacks at work, and how he eventually heard the valuable information they contained.

In just the few minutes of the interview, you’ll find plenty that you can apply directly in your own work with anxious clients.

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

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Anxiety and depression are the two most common problems clients bring to psychotherapy today, but they remain some of the most challenging conditions to accurately and effectively assess and treat. What’s hard to find is sound, practical advice to help you integrate today's most effective perspectives and methods into your current clinical approach to improve your client outcomes. Below are some other Psychotherapy Networker resources you might find useful.

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Topic: Anxiety/Depression | Aging | Children/Adolescents

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