Deconstructing Anxiety: A Deeper Dive

This workshop will provide a deep dive into treatment resistant anxiety, helping to uncover the root causes of anxiety in even your most challenging clients. You will learn techniques for releasing the resistances that keep anxiety alive, getting at their source and transforming them into a sense of high purpose and meaning, yielding powerful change and lasting results. With the understanding that anxiety (fear) is at the root of all suffering, you will gain insight into the five core fears--“universal themes of loss”--we all share, including:

• abandonment (loss of love),
• loss of ident
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• loss of meaning,
• loss of purpose (the chance to express oneself) and
• fear of death (including fear of sickness and pain)

We develop our primary defenses, usually early in childhood or at times of trauma, as our best attempt to protect ourselves from these fears, but always at a great cost. This leaves us constantly holding vigil, on the lookout for the resurfacing of the fear. We build our entire personality upon this fear-defense dynamic. When our fear-defense dynamic spins out of control, an anxiety disorder can develop. The theory and techniques offered in this workshop will teach you how to uncover the core fear and chief defense quickly and reliably. Armed with this knowledge, new strategies for “doing the opposite” of the chief defense and its secondary defenses have proven extremely successful in even the most anxious clients. Incorporating psychodynamics, mindfulness, Gestalt, CBT and transpersonal psychology, participants will undergo the actual techniques being presented, making for a rich and highly experiential presentation. Come prepared for an exciting adventure into the deepest regions of the unconscious, where the hidden fears at the source of our difficulties live, to bring them out into consciousness, available for rapid and lasting transformation. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the core fear/chief defense model of anxiety.
  • Analyze the five core fears and the primary and secondary defenses we develop in response to them.
  • Demonstrate how to identify a client’s unique core fear and chief defense.
  • Explain the principle of “Doing the Opposite” of the chief defense.
  • Utilize the exercises from the Deconstructing Anxiety program for resolving anxiety.

Target Audience

This live interactive webinar is intended for mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFT's and Addiction Professionals.

Learning Levels

  • All Levels

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Live Interactive Webinar

10:00 AM EDT - 04:45 PM EDT

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EARN 6 CE Credit Hours

About the speaker

Agenda

10:00 - 10:15am  Introduction and overview 

10:15 - 10:30am  The creation story revisited—understanding the birth of fear in the psyche 

10:30 - 11:30am  Laying out the “Deconstructing Anxiety” model:

          • Each of us lands on a particular core fear in childhood
          • Description of the 5 core fears, universal themes of loss
          • This first contact with fear is intolerable—we must restore our original innocence

11:30 - 11:45am  Break

11:45 - 1:15pm  Continuing with the “Deconstructing Anxiety” model:

          • We find our chief defense as a way of protecting us from the core fear
          • We develop secondary defenses, adaptations of the chief defense to the various circumstances we encounter in life
          • The core fear/chief defense dynamic becomes the foundation of our personality; we interpret and respond to all circumstances through that lens
          • All defenses backfire, creating the anxiety they are designed to protect us from
          • We therefore employ our defenses even more rigorously and the whole cycle spins out of control, creating an anxiety disorder

1:15 - 1:30pm  Lunch 

1:30 - 3:00pm  New strategies for resolving fear

          • The way to release fear is to “do the opposite” of the chief defense
          • Digging for Gold: Finding the core fear 

1:50 - 3:00pm  New strategies for resolving fear (con’t)

          • Who Are You Really?: Uncovering your chief defense
          • Analyzing secondary defenses
          • The Alchemist: Asking “What happens next?”
          • The Witness: Enhanced Vipassana (Mindfulness) technique

3:00 - 3:15pm  Break

3:15 - 4:45pm  New strategies for resolving fear and closing

          • The Warrior’s Stance: Active “not doing”
          • A subtle defense: The Resistance to Resistance
          • Vision Questing: Finding one's “mighty purpose”

CE Information - Earn 6 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

American Psychological Association
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National Board for Certified Counselors
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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #192243, CE Learning Systems, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
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New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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CE Process Info

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend "live" (in real-time) to earn CE's.

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  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

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Disclosure

Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: The presenter(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this webinar. There are no nonfinancial relationships in the products or services described, reviewed, evaluated or compared in this presentation.

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