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Digital Seminar

Module 6: From Fight and Flight to Attend and Befriend: Treating Anxiety and Anger Through Mindfulness

Christopher Willard, PsyD
1 Hour 21 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 07, 2018
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Join Dr. Christopher Willard as he takes you step by step through a holistic model of Mindfulness applications designed to help you learn and teach mindfulness in a way that encourages engagement and buy in from your clients – making their lives better!

The course begins with the neuroscience of mindfulness and compassion, demonstrating and defining practices along the way. From this introduction, our content turns toward a holistic bio-psycho-social or “mind-body-spirit” model of understanding mental health issues and mind-body models of treatment. These next two units focus more deeply on neuroscience and attachment, and introduces the MBI’s: (Mindfulness Based Interventions) including ACT, DBT, MBSR, MBCT, and MSC. Interpersonal neurobiology is examined and along with a number of practices for clinicians themselves to hone presence, stave off burnout and manage countertransference.

As the course advances, the attention turns to managing and treating specific mental health issues and populations including trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction and youth. Each of these segments follows a similar arc- opening with understanding the diagnosis from a holistic bio-psycho-social perspective, then turning to body, mind, and interpersonal practices, as well as a longer practice and a short “in the moment” practice. All the while, explaining the neuroscience of how mindfulness “works” in the treatment techniques learned in this course. The last segment touches on other important concerns, including personality disorders, OCD, chronic pain and illness, psychosis, and managing resistance. 


* Credit Note - ***CE Details Can Be Found Under the First Module


Christopher Willard, PsyD's Profile

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Teaching Associate

Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, author and consultant based in Massachusetts. He has spoken in over 31 countries and has presented at two TEDx events. He is the author of 20 books, including Alphabreaths (2019), Growing Up Mindful (2016). and Feelings are Like Farts (2024). His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post,,, and elsewhere. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Christopher Willard maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Willard receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Christopher Willard is the president and board member of the Mindfulness In Education Network. He is on the advisory boards of Mindfulness First and Peace in Schools. Dr. Willard is a member of Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Other Mental Health Professionals, Nurses


From Fight and Flight to Attend and Befriend: Treating Anxiety and Anger Through Mindfulness

Module 6 Explores shutting down fight/flight and turning on attend and befriend to rewire the brain to respond without excess anger or anxiety.

  • The neuroscience of anxiety and mindfulness
  • Simple mind-body interventions for anxiety
  • The neuroscience of anger and mindfulness
  • Simple and fun practices that manage aggression and anger



Module 6

  1. Breakdown the neuroscience of anger and anxiety for symptom management and psycho-education.
  2. Utilize mindfulness practices to alleviate client symptoms of anger and anxiety.




Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 3


Florencia F

"Thank you for helping me understand and start to practice mindfulness."


"I really enjoyed these information sessions!"

Angela D

"Dr. Willard did a excellent job in taking a hands on approach in teaching the course"

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