BT16 Workshop 25 - Humor, Hypnosis and Homework: Concrete Strategies for Helping Anxious and Depressed Kids In and Out of the Therapy Office - Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Anxiety and depression go hand in hand; untreated anxiety during childhood is a top predictor of depression in adolescents and young adults. This workshop teaches how to interrupt the patterns of anxiety and depression in children, first by recognizing what patterns need to change and then using creative and hypnotic language, homework, humor to actively make shifts happen. Concrete strategies are based on three frames that help simplify and target the patterns so common in anxiety, depression, somatic, and sleep problems.
BT16 Workshop 34 - Accessing and Healing Emotional Injuries in Anxiety Disorders - Assen Alladin, PhD
The concept of Wounded Self, derived from the work of Alladin (2013, 2014, and 2016) and Wolfe (2005) provides theoretical rationale for utilizing both conscious, and in some clients, unconscious psychotherapies for treating anxiety disorders. The Course will focus on brief unconscious strategies for accessing and healing emotional injuries.
BT16 Workshop 35 - Why Calming Down is Not Enough: Active Strategies to Help Anxious Kids and Parents - Lynn Lyons, LICSW
When children and their parents are in the grips of worry and stress, it feels overwhelming and mysterious. Anxiety is a very persistent master; when it moves into families, it takes over daily routines, schoolwork, bedtime and recreation. To make matters worse, the things adults (including many therapist and school systems) do to help and console anxious children actually make the anxiety stronger.
EP13 Dialogue 08 – Anxiety – Francine Shapiro, PhD and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Moderator: Robert Bohanske, PhD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
We will begin by studying how all anxiety disorders generate an absolute standard for certainty and com-fort, thus manipulating people into worry. You will learn specific skills within the three targets of treatment for both worry and GAD: physiological, cognitive, and behavioral. Then we will explore strategies for panic, social anxiety, phobias and OCD, helping clients find the courage and motivation to challenge their old beliefs and attitudes. Cutting-edge treatment now pushes further into the confrontational. You will learn how to help clients purposely seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear.
This is a clinical presentation of a five step model for tailoring hypnotherapy interventions in test anxiety cases utilizing the client’s spontaneous trance phenomena, allowing the clinician’s ability to utilize and maximize the client’s internal resources based on his/her total life experience. Clinical cases will be presented of this hands-on approach of Erickson’s utilization philosophy.
Families dealing with an anxious child often unknowingly “help” their child by doing the very things that make anxiety stronger. This workshop will give clinicians strategies that, from the very first session, show parents and children how to identify and interrupt the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological patterns of anxiety in children.
Treating anxiety with hypnosis often focuses on relaxation and calmness; and while physiological regulation is an important anxiety-managing skill, hypnotic interventions with anxious clients offer rich opportunities to shift the relationship and responses people have to anxiety and worry. Hypnosis can introduce important cognitive skills that interrupt the process of worry and anxiety while creating an experience of malleability.