Dr. Burns will illustrate the ultra-rapid treatment of four cases of incapacitating and intractable anxiety disorders, including a woman with ten years of failed therapy for extreme depression and panic attacks, a woman with twenty years of failed psychoanalysis for the fear of elevators and hallways, a man with more than a decade of incapacitating social anxiety / fear of sweating in public, and a woman with more than twenty years of OCD / germ phobia (the same disorder that haunted the late billionaire, Howard Hughes.)
The Cognitive Model of anxiety as applied to acute and chronic anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, agoraphobias, panic disorders and simple phobias will be presented.
Cognitive-behavioral strategies include identification and evaulation of dysfunctional cognition, induced imagery, induced panic attacks, and cognitive monitoring of exposure treatment. A videotaped demonstration of the treatment of panic disorders will be shown.
Social anxieties are the most common constituent of neuroses. Their different dynamics in a spectrum of cases will be described, and their role in agoraphobia and panic disorder will be presented. It will be seen how treatments, dictated by dynamics revealed in case analyses, are correspondingly successful.
This workshop will demonstrate how we can start with the symptom and discover new ways to use hypnosis for diseases like phobias, panic disorders and depression. Dr. Bauer will describe interpersonal techniques to help these patients.
Sargent's "Phobia Release Process; Heal the Essence of Self;" What if you could neutralize a phobic response in about 20 minutes, giving your clients a choice of how they respond in the face of that old stimulus? The Sargent Phobia Release Process stops knee-jerk, out-of-control panic reactions, and more importantly, gives the clinician the tools to then discover the underlying perceived threat to safety. Update the brain's database by reprogramming the amygdale in each hemisphere.