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Master New Approaches That Really Work

Anxiety is the most common problem that clients bring into psychotherapy. Whether the presenting issue is panic, compulsive worry, tolerating chronic uncertainty, or one of dozens more, there are two steps to successful intervention. The first is understanding—the neurobiology of anxiety, its triggers, and presenting symptoms. The second is knowing how to use the concrete tools and approaches that provide relief. This webcast series gives you both—with a special emphasis on the dozens of new techniques and interventions that are proven to be highly effective in providing relief—often immediately—for a wide range of anxiety symptoms.

Join David Burns, Margaret Wehrenberg, Danie Beaulieu, Steve Andreas, Lynn Lyons, and Reid Wilson.

They'll teach you how to:

  • Distinguish among the many different types of anxiety
  • Choose the most appropriate intervention based on the neurobiology of each
  • Overcome the resistance to change that’s common to many anxious clients
  • Interrupt the anxiety cycle using multi-sensory messages
  • Eliminate panic attacks

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:

David Burns
  • 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

Session 2

The Neurobiology of Anxiety

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Bring the insights of neuroscience and CBT into your work with anxious clients by:

Margaret Wehrenberg
  • Exploring the brain structures and processes that underlie anxiety
  • Understanding the role of the cortex, basal ganglia, anterior cingulate gyrus, and the amygdale in worry and anxiety
  • Learning methods for calming the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Reviewing worry management, thought stopping, and thought replacement techniques
  • Exploring how to incorporate mindfulness methods into your approach

Session 3

Interrupting the Anxiety Cycle

Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Expand your range of active, engaging, sensory-based interventions with anxious clients by:

Danie Beaulieu
  • Understanding the role of thoughts, body responses, and behavior in the Circle of Anxiety
  • Examining the etiologies of different types of anxiety
  • Learning a wide range of metaphors, images, and multisensory interventions to enliven and enrich your work
  • Teaching clients to recognize when anxiety is playing a positive role as a “GPS” response
  • Developing your capacity to bring non-verbal, experiential methods into the consulting room

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:

Steve Andreas
  • Witnessing two dramatic video demonstrations drawn from Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Exploring the difference between conscious desire and unconscious response
  • Incorporating clinical methods that focus on injunctive vs. descriptive language
  • Learning how to shift the structure of experience in the present through the Spinning Feelings Method
  • Developing interventions that leverage the power of clients’ self-talk

Session 5

Parents, Children, and Anxiety: Changing the Family Dance

Lynn Lyons, L.I.C.S.W.

Get an introduction to a 3-step approach for work with anxious kids and their often anxious parents that focuses on:

Lynn Lyons
  • Teaching the family about the interactive processes that reinforce anxiety
  • Shifting the emotional tone through the use of humor and play
  • Helping families externalize anxiety and develop alternative responses that normalize it
  • Giving homework assignments and other concrete interventions that encourage a proactive response to anxiety
  • Teaching children to talk back to anxiety and other means of self-soothing

Session 6

Defeating Panic

Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Learn a step-by-step approach to helping clients shift their relationship to panic by:

Reid Wilson
  • Challenging the rules of the “Anxiety Game” that has come to dominate their life
  • Teaching clients 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 move beyond “exposure therapy” to more proactively seeking out opportunities to experience their symptoms
  • Equipping them with new internalized strategies for maintaining their new beliefs and behaviors in the long term
Streaming-video webcasts available on-demand 24/7.
Watch sessions again and again for a full year after purchase.
Download MP3s of every session. They're yours to keep forever.
Downloadable transcripts so you can take notes or review at any time.

Have You Ever...

What's Really Going On?
  • 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?

We Bring You Freewheeling Conversations,
Probing Questions, Invaluable Answers.

Watch a preview from Session 3 of this series with Danie Beaulieu:

Here's What People Say:

I have many patients who run the gamut
of anxiety disorders, so I'm always looking for practical tools to help them overcome symptoms. Thanks for this great series!

Andrew S.

Thank you for all these creative ideas in rethinking anxiety as a positive tool rather than being something to eliminate.

Laura M.

I really enjoyed the different modalities and it reminded me of many techniques I need to resurrect in my practice.

Carolyn B.

Our Presenters Are Leaders In The Field

David Burns, M.D., is adjunct clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Among his numerous awards is the A. E. Bennett Award for research on brain chemistry. He’s been named teacher of the year three times. His books include When Panic Attacks and Feeling Good.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., specializes in anxiety treatment, using a holistic approach for symptom management. She’s the author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and, most recently, The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques.

Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D., is the founder of Academie Impact, a training institute, publisher, and producer of therapeutic aids. Her books include Impact Techniques for Therapists, Impact Techniques in the Classroom, and Eye Movement Integration: The Comprehensive Guide.

Steve Andreas, M.A., has been learning, teaching, and developing methods in Neuro-Linguistic Programming for more than 30 years. His books include Virginia Satir: The Patterns of Her Magic, Transforming Your Self: Becoming Who You Want to Be, and Six Blind Elephants: Understanding Ourselves and Each Other.

Lynn Lyons, L.I.C.S.W., is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in working with anxiety in children. Her presentations include “Preventing Anxiety and Depression: Skills We Can (and Should!) Be Teaching Our Children” and “Managing Anxiety and Anger in the Classroom.”

Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He runs, the largest, free anxiety self-help site on the Internet. He’s 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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The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.