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"Is Anxiety One of the Most Common Symptoms You Are Asked to Treat?"
"Have You Dealt with its Implications in Relation to Depression & ADHD?"
"Clients and Insurance Companies Pushing You For 'Instant' Results?"
Join us for an online conference and get techniques and strategies that you can put to use immediately and that work fast.
We've reached a point where clients, insurance companies and other decision makers are expecting therapy results from us very quickly. And when our clients suffer from anxiety disorders there can also be co-morbid depression, ADHD and other issues. This seems to indicate that rapid results are not possible.
Very often clients are in deep pain and in situations that require immediate attention. Their jobs and career may be in shambles. Their relationships may be in trouble. They may have problems making critical decisions or even doing routine tasks such as housework or managing their finances. They need your help and they need it quickly.
Sometimes helping a client get quick results can seem difficult if not impossible. But with brief therapy and cognitive techniques you can help your clients achieve rapid results - even more so when when combined with hypnotic amplifiers and mindfulness techniques.
Are you fully prepared to help your clients?
Ready to gain actionable skills and help your clients immediately?
Join us for this online, downloadable conference with a panel of experts on anxiety and related issues. You will learn:
* What To Treat First and How (Critical for achieving the best results)
* Innovative techniques to address anxiety disorders and comorbid depression and ADHD by teaching clients to:
Manage Emotional Responses
Harness Attentional Focus and Sustained Concentration
* Current neuroscience research that can help you treat difficulties in focusing and attention
* Why mindfulness practices are critical
* Specific hypnotic protocols that are easy to learn and teach and will have an immediate impact with your clients
* Techniques for reducing client's cognitive, behavioral and physiological symptoms
* How to bolster the self-esteem of your clients
* A comprehensive treatment model that you can use starting with your very first client session
* Ways to enhance the effectiveness of your work and work with greater precision
* Dramatically increased effectiveness with anxious clients
* Added ability to be more effective in your clinical practice in general
* Behaviors and activities that can help "inoculate" your clients against anxiety and stop anxiety spirals
* The importance of interventions that address challenges with anxiety and attentional allocation (ADHD)
Take action and learn the skills you need to quickly and effectively help your clients with anxiety, ADHD, and depression.
Your Panel of Anxiety Experts
Dr. Michael Yapko, PhD Psychology
"Key Aspects of Treating Anxiety: Where To Focus, What To Do"[audio:http://www.anxietyconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Michaelntro.mp3]
As the research clearly indicates, anxiety is highly responsive to good psychotherapy. In this lecture, Michael describes some of the key considerations and actions diagnosing and treating anxiety. These include:
1) How childhood anxiety sets up both anxiety and depression in adults.
2) Why differential diagnosis matters: When the client is both anxious and depressed, Michael describes four ways to determine where to focus first.
3) The relationship between ambiguity in life experiences and anxiety.
4) The importance of addressing sleep disturbances, the most common symptom of anxiety disorders.
5) How coping styles serve to either increase or decrease anxiety and why therapists need to encourage behavioral activation.
6) How hypnosis can help teach skillful management of anxiety.
Michael Yapko is both a visionary and pioneer in the drug-free treatment of clinical disorders. He had to learn techniques for dealing with anxiety very early in his career as it was so often reported by his clients and the therapists that he trained. Michael is not only a clinician with over 30 years practice but also an author who has written over a dozen highly-acclaimed books. He trains clinicians worldwide.
Dr. Yapko is a member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has written and edited thirteen books, including Breaking the Patterns of Depression, Treating Depression with Hypnosis, and Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression from Spreading in Families. His newest book, Depression is Contagious, was just released in September (2009) from The Free Press, a division of Simon and Schuster. His works have been published in nine languages.
Carolyn Daitch, PhD
"Defeating Distress and Distraction: Treating Co-morbid Anxiety Disorders and ADHD"[audio:http://www.anxietyconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/CarolynIntro.mp3]
In her 30 plus years of treating clients with anxiety disorders, Dr. Daitch has noticed that on top of the worry, behavioral avoidance, and physical symptoms that go hand-in-hand with anxiety, many of her clients demonstrate considerable difficulty concentrating. The problems that arise from the inability to concentrate, when compounded with the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, can hugely impact clients' lives. In fact, as many as 25% of individuals with anxiety disorders have comorbid ADHD. These clients often can't get their schoolwork done, have job performance problems, have trouble staying on top of housework and managing personal finances and experience heightened anxiety as a result of their attentional deficits.
In this workshop Dr. Daitch presents a comprehensive treatment model, that you can use starting from your very first session. This will provide you with techniques you can teach your clients to reduce the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptomology present with comorbid ADHD and anxiety disorders.
You will learn the similarities and differences of anxiety disorders and ADHD and gain a set of treatment goals for comorbid anxiety and ADHD that you can put to use immediately. You will be able to explore the value of using hypnosis as an adjunctive therapeutic modality in the treatment of anxiety and ADHD and learn a simple, effective hypnotic protocol that is easy to learn, easy to tech and that will help make life better for your clients.
Carolyn Daitch is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Farmington Hills, Michigan and is an internationally known expert on anxiety disorders and their treatment. She speaks worldwide on anxiety disorders, affect regulation, and relationship therapy. In addition to articles and book chapters on anxiety, she is the author of Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide for Clients and Therapists (W.W. Norton, 2011) and the award winning Affect Regulation Toolbox: Practical and Effective Hypnotic Interventions for the Over-reactive Client (W.W. Norton, 2007). Carolyn is currently writing a new book, Anxious in Love: Skills to Manage Your Anxiety, Improve Your Relationship, Reduce Conflict and Foster Intimacy for New Harbinger Press.
She is an elected fellow and approved consultant of The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), recipient of two Presidential Awards from ASCH for her writing, teaching, and contributions and is also a past-president of the Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis, which honored her with a lifetime-achievement award, and holds an elected position on the Division 30 Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association.
Gordon Young, Dip CH, Dip CS
"Busting the Anxiety Myth"[audio:http://www.anxietyconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/GordonIntro.mp3]
Gordon believes that there are a host of myths around the causes of anxiety, much of it propagated by the stress management industry. Stress and anxiety are now frequently considered "unavoidable" results of a modern lifestyle, but are they really? What most people don't know is that anxiety is a verb - you have to DO it. Conversely to stop anxiety, there are things that a person has to stop doing.
Anxiety doesn't "happen" to you! This is the most debilitating myth of all. That "IT" comes without warning. In actual fact, you have to generate it in your own body by instigating a collage of behaviours and thoughts together to make it happen. We will explore "How" people do stress, discuss the myths of external stressors, discuss the difference between stress and pressure, and how you can alleviate your stress/anxiety patterns and live a happier and healthier life.
Gordon Young is an expert on anxiety not because of his titles and clinical experience, but because he used to "do" anxiety very well. At one point he had blood pressure of 180/140 and was told he would be dead in two years if he did not do something about it. Then, his father died of a heart attack and it was a timely wake up call. Gordon sold the business he was running and decided to change everything. He got the usual "don't do it's" from those around him, but he vigorously explored the personal development field finally settling on the modalities that had helped him get a handle on his own personal health issues.
This midlife life changing pathway eventually led him to train at the Milton Erickson Foundation in Phoenix Arizona, become the President of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists, Chair of the Australian Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Editor of the Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, an appointed supervisor for the ACA, ASCH, AHA, Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy (BIH), Founder of Intra-Personal Relationship Therapy, and a published author in the field.
He now runs a clinic in Sydney Australia called the Mondo Clinic (named after his late father), teaches hypnotherapy and NLP. Gordon also conducts corporate trainings in stress management, leadership, communication, performance, and creating the "human professional" at work.
Rob McNeilly, MD
"Looking Past Anxiety: Seeing and Healing The Whole Person."[audio:http://www.anxietyconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/RobIntro.mp3]
Rather than focusing on anxiety as a disease or condition to be diagnosed and managed, Rob invites an exploration, following Milton Erickson's invitation, with each individual client into:
1) What their individual experience is,
2) What is missing for them so they can be OK and heal,
3) How we can help them to connect with that experience and
4) How to include hypnosis as an integral part of this process.
Rob offers a number of clinical examples to allow an easy translation of the talk into clinical practice.
Rob McNeilly is known for providing experiential learning which is practical, relevant and down to earth, Rob has the ability to teach immediately useful skills to therapists and the public. A former licensed medical doctor, Rob now focus exclusively on teaching and training. Widely known throughout Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, Rob is the author and co-author of several books and DVD's series on empirically based methods for learning effectiveness in therapy. In this practical and immediately useful presentation Rob will not only share his theories and ideas for looking past anxiety and seeing the whole person, but also lead you through some gentle yet effective experiences that will give you first-hand knowledge of processes that can help cure a person of anxious thoughts and feelings.
Panel Discussion With Ryan Nagy
Our panel answered questions emailed in from all over the world and from people in a variety of helping fields - PhD's, MSW's, MFCC's and LPC's as well as coaches, hypnotherapists, and several graduate students.
A few of the topics discussed:
•The importance of both therapist and client expectancy in treatment and how the two interact.
• When it is useful to use the label "anxious" and when is it not (with insights from resident "Diagnostic Anarchist" Rob McNeilly.
• How to deal with clients who have a pessimistic outlook.
• How hypnosis as a tool can enhance the therapeutic relationship with anxious clients.
• Why even crappy hypnosis and crappy therapy can sometimes work wonders.
• How to think about the "speed" of results achieved.
• The first steps you can take when treating anxiety.
• The usefulness of outside the office tasks and techniques for interrupting anxious responses.
• Whether anxiety treatment must include drug therapy. (Medication or sugar pills as a cure for anxiety - Is there a difference?)
And much more.
Our panel discussion lasted over 50 minutes and was packed with useful and cutting-edge information.
And Some Free Bonuses - Just for Enrolling
Dialing Down Anxiety Audio Session by Dr. Carolyn Daitch. This self-hypnosis session utilizes hypnotic techniques, visualization, guided imagery, and proven anxiety reduction techniques. It will help you interrupt negative, irrational, or obsessive thoughts, diminish worry and lessen fear of the future. As you listen, you’ll discover that life needn’t be simply a progression from one worry to the next. It normally sells for $26.95 plus postage and handling, but you will get it absolutely free upon enrolling for the conference.
Chapter 5 of Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide for Clients and Therapists. This chapter on generalized anxiety disorders from Dr. Daitch's new book presents an overview of the condition, including its causes, effects, and detailed descriptions of current treatment approaches.
Relief From Anxiety Audio Session This free download by Dr. Rob McNeilly and Psychologist/ Hypnotherapist Peter Thorneycroft will therapeutically enhance your relaxation, and consciously and unconsciously facilitate goals conducive to the reduction and elimination of anxiety and anxiety-related symptoms. A $30.00 value.
Hypnosis To Enhance Sleeping. by Dr. Michael Yapko. This is Chapter 9 from the book Medical and Hypnosis Primer: Clinical and Research Evidence focuses specifically on the relationship between secondary insomnia and symptoms related to anxiety-causing symptoms and major depression. A brilliant overview of why sleep is SO important for you and your clients.
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