Very useful - lots of practical new techniquesCounsellor
Why take this course
More and more people’s lives are being blighted by anxiety, causing distress to all involved. The anxiety may have initially been focused on realistic, understandable concerns – such as financial difficulties, health, job insecurity or unemployment, relationship problems (particularly complex in blended families) or fears about the future in an increasingly uncertain world – but has spiralled out of control.
Or it may have no clear cause and manifests as an ever-present feeling of being ‘wired’, tense or vulnerable, very often accompanied by out-of-control thoughts. The person may be hypervigilant, unable to relax and highly miserable. Left unaddressed, chronic anxiety can also badly affect sleep and physical, as well as mental, health.
The good news is there’s much that we can do to reduce this suffering. This highly practical course focuses on giving you the key information and practical skills you need to lower anxiety levels and help people manage their own anxiety better.
It concentrates on generalised anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder – GAD), social anxiety and panic attacks, but also addresses how to handle anxiety that is a feature of conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD and bipolar and borderline personality disorder.
Excellent, thorough notes, great examples and video and good to see specifics that we can use.Clinical Hypnotherapist
What will you learn
- 20+ tried and tested psychological techniques for dealing with over-anxiety
- Why it’s important to distinguish between two fundamental kinds of anxiety – and methods for dealing with both
- How to recognise panic attacks and deal with them effectively
- The genetic factors that make some people more vulnerable to anxiety
- Ways to change a poor sleep pattern caused by anxiety
- New perspectives on what drives anxiety – including when its basis lies
- Why some people may dissociate (appear to ‘tune out’ or not be present) when very stressed, and what to do about it
- The three different components of anxiety – and why anxiety can get
out of control
- How anxiety affects the body – and how the body affects anxiety
- Why people become hypervigilant – and how this can be reduced
- How to separate a person from their anxiety
- Five effective methods for bringing down physiological arousal very quickly – and safely
- Why social anxiety occurs and how to handle it
- Tips for reducing anxiety in those with additional conditions, such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar and borderline personality disorder
- What happens in the brain when we become anxious – insights from neuroscience
- How guided imagery speeds up treatment for high anxiety plus special tips for using it with clients suffering from over-anxiety
- How stories can complement therapy for anxiety
- A range of new skills and techniques for reducing severe anxiety, with plenty of opportunity to practise them yourself on the day
- And more
The ‘How to Control Chronic Anxiety’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.
Who is this course suitable for?
Anyone who works with or treats people who may be highly anxious – such as psychotherapists, counsellors, health and social care professionals, educators and individuals working in a variety of capacities in any number of organisations.
The course will also provide valuable understanding and practical help for anyone struggling to deal with their own chronic anxiety or for those in relationships or families affected by chronic anxiety.*
The day offers the chance to gain life skills of benefit to everyone.
* Please Note: This course is not a substitute for individual therapy
This practical skills course complements the Online Course: ‘Understanding anxiety – and managing it without drugs’
Trauma, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders are dealt with on separate practical skills training days (see “The fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure” and “Obsessive compulsive disorder – understanding OCD and how best to treat it.”)
Lots of new techniques introduced for our therapy toolboxes and a good mix of personal anecdotes and recollections of professional experience to help consolidate our learning. The notes are also excellent.Hyponotherapist/Psychotherapist
Solution focused tools that can immediately be put into practice.CEO, Residential Rehab
Particularly pleased by extensive nature of notes which were in line with presentation, and included all of the significant steps.Director of Care – substance misuse clinics