We all worry. It’s an important signal that helps us plan our time and efforts. But the noise of worry can become like a boombox in our heads with no off-switch. This demonstration will help a client face unneeded worries head-on and deplete their energy rather than trying to avoid them.
BT10 Workshop 05 - Strategic Techniques for Controlling Worry - Reid Wilson, PhD
We will explore the fundamental structure of worry—how it ignores data that isn’t negative, how it squeezes out room for corrective information, and how it gives rise to erroneous beliefs. Participants will then learn practical strategies, based on the latest research, on how to challenge worry, including courting it rather than trying to avoid it.
BT12 Clinical Demonstration 08 - Strategies in the Treatment of Obsessive Worries - Reid Wilson, PhD
Dr. Wilson will demonstrate how the strategic therapist rapidly develops rapport with clients, confronts erroneous beliefs, and then helps clients ratchet up their own courage and determination to overcome their inner resistance and follow a series of graduated steps toward ending their obsessions. He will then illustrate how to develop and assign homework.
BT12 Short Course 26 – From Worry to Wonder: Evoke Your Unconscious to Make the Impossible Possible – Neil Fiore, PhD
Learning to shift from worry to wonder releases conscious struggle and makes more energy available for rapid recovery and healing. Reframing worry as a request from the unconscious mind for a plan to survive an anticipated crisis can reduce stress hormones and muscle tension while enhancing immune system health. Knowing you can access a deep unconscious wisdom and support frees the conscious mind and prepares it to receive a therapeutic surprise.
BT12 Workshop 04 – Anxiety Be Gone! Treatment Strategies for Worries – Reid Wilson, PhD
Chronically anxious clients continually scan their world for potential catastrophes that they feel incapable of facing. Participants will learn a set of therapeutic strategies—physiological, cognitive and behavioral—for treating worries, based on the latest research. These will help clients face unneeded worries head-on and dispatch with them rather than being consumed by them or trying to avoid them.
Current research supports the inclusion of both parents and children in the treatment of anxiety in children based on the strong correlation between anxious parents and the subsequent development of anxiety in their children. This workshop will describe seven concrete strategies that teach families to interrupt the worry cycle and its all too common transmission from parent to child.
Since everyone makes mistakes and bungles opportunities, everyone experiences regret. However, while some people become paralyzed or depressed by regret, others easily “take it in their stride” and move on with their lives. Four different very rapid methods for regaining balance in regard to regret will be demonstrated and taught.
Shifting from worry to wonder releases conscious struggle and makes more energy available for rapid recovery and healing. Reframing worry as a request from the unconscious mind for a plan to survive an anticipated crisis can facilitate the lowering of stress hormones and muscle tension while enhancing immune system health. Knowing you can access a deep unconscious wisdom and support frees the conscious mind and prepares it to receive a surprise.
Anxiety destroys the normal enjoyment of life through the fear, worry, obsessive thinking and avoidant behavior that anxious people experience. Simple activities like going to the grocery store, taking a child to her first day of school, or meeting a friend for lunch trigger a barrage of frantic “what ifs.” This demonstration will explore the subtleties of working with this pervasive category of disorders, and will introduce a powerful, integrative therapy model.