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10 Best Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques Certification Course

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Outline

Module 1 – Anxiety Types and the Factors that Contribute to Anxiety Disorders

  • Differentiate the varied symptoms of the anxiety disorders identified in the DSM-5®
  • Identify comorbidity with depression or other anxiety disorders
  • The neurobiological basis of worry, panic and social anxiety
  • “Use the brain to change the brain.”: Why and how psychotherapy works
  • Using medications
  • When to refer for medication
  • Discontinuing under medical guidance
  • Lifestyle contributions to anxiety
  • Manage Intake - Deal with impact of Cannabis, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco/vaping, and sugar/sweeteners
  • Physical conditions that mimic panic

 

Module 2 – Panic and Fear Based Anxiety Disorders

  • Using the panic reduction protocol “Prevent Panic”
  • Applying interoceptive exposure
  • Eliminating panic triggers
  • Diaphragmatic breathing techniques and relaxation methods for physical and mental tension
  • Changing catastrophic thinking

 

Module 3 - Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Differentiate Social Anxiety from other conditions and identify skill-deficit conditions
  • Create successful exposures using protocols for memory reconsolidation
  • “3 Cs for Effective Exposure”
  • Mindful Awareness techniques to improve social anxiety fear
  • Challenge false beliefs and write new scripts
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques and EMDR for anticipatory anxiety and strengthening resourcefulness
  • Create effective exposures for different age groups

 

Module 4 – Stress: Impact and Management

  • The Stress response and the impact of screen time, electronic gaming, chronic stress and traumatic stress on anxiety disorders
  • The 4 competencies of stress recovery
  • Eliminating stressors, and apply “Heart Lock-In” Technique to identify and resolve stressors
  • Managing time and environment
  • Managing attitude
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Understanding and using Attention Restoration theory
  • Activating the default mode network

 

Module 5 – Generalized Anxiety and Worry

  • The Neurobiological basis and purpose of Worry
  • Eliminating Worry, including two methods to “Contain Your Worry”
  • Identify the TMA (Too Much Activity) high-drive worrier
  • Find positive ways to utilize the TMA energy to reduce the anxiety/worry
  • Explore the impact of ADHD on worry
  • The impact of aging on anxiety, especially in the TMA, and methods to create a new outlook
  • When Anxiety is Anger - find and resolve it
  • Cognitive Interventions to reduce persistent rumination

 

Module 6 – Phobias and Perfectionism

  • Cultural emphasis on perfection
  • Potential and Legitimate Guilt
  • Perfectionism, Procrastination and Anxiety
  • Trauma-related, situational and personality origins of phobias
  • Approaches to desensitize common phobias: Driving, Flying, Health

Objectives

  • Identify anxiety disorders by the symptom presentation at different ages and differentiate anxiety when comorbid with depression, PTSD, and other mental health conditions.
  • Utilize the neurobiological factors of anxiety disorders for psychoeducation and selection of effective anxiety therapy techniques to improve therapy outcomes.
  • Implement proven techniques such as breathing, cognitive interventions, and interoceptive exposure to help clients reduce/eliminate symptoms of panic.
  • Teach cognitive methods that explore the self-defeating inner dialogue of clients and create new scripts to improve client level of functioning.
  • Present 4 approaches that improve resilience to stress, including the impact of lifestyle, attitude and cognitive issues related to age and aging.
  • Apply corrections for the negative impact of social media and internet gaming on physical aspects of anxiety and failure in adolescents and young adults.
  • Breakdown the impact of both rest and relaxation and apply techniques to increase the benefits of both for managing anxiety symptoms.
  • Characterize the correct application of memory reconsolidation to eliminate the impact of traumatic or serious events associated with phobias, panic, and social anxiety.
  • Demonstrate the principles of memory reconsolidation to social anxiety management and the “3 C’s” (Calm, Competent, Confident) to create successful exposures for social anxiety and panic.
  • Employ cognitive tools to decrease rumination, including methods to “erase the trace” of repetitive worry, forestall worry with planning and mental habits to reduce worry, including health anxiety.
  • Analyze the relationship between perfectionism and procrastination in order to present 4 methods to manage worry.
  • Explore the origin of phobias to aid in selection of exposure applications for successful relief of flying and driving phobia.

Copyright : 06/03/2019