Full Course Description
Module 1: 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques
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
- 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.
Module 2: 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques
Module 3: 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques
Module 4: 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques
Module 5: 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques
Module 6: 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques