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Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only a third of those suffering receive treatment.
People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting nearly 1 in 5 of the population every year.
There is scientific evidence that chronic worry in generalised anxiety is a result of unhelpful 'metacognitions' (i.e., beliefs about thinking) and behaviours. By targeting metacognitions and associated behaviours in therapy, levels of anxiety and distress can be alleviated. This workshop will focus on simple, practical techniques with a proven track record in helping alleviate the distress of anxiety.
Consideration will be given to how these techniques can be applied by counsellors to manage our own stress.
The session will involve an online, anonymous, Ask The Audience feature to allow everyone the option to express the views, answer polls and share their ideas and experiences.
Causes vs maintenance factors in anxiety
Unhelpful Beliefs about worrying
Problem solving and anxiety
Guided Meditation and Mindfulness
Applying the techniques to ourselves as therapists.
What previous attendees have said about this webinar
Learned a lot of new techniques - thank you!
Excellent, I’ve learnt a great deal today .... thank you!
This was very clear and practical l. The techniques simple to understand. Excellent session
Interesting Patrick - helps me to get my thoughts in order. Enjoy some of the links and will find overall very useful - especially metacognitions
I have learned new techniques on working with GAD that I think will be very useful in practice. Thank you!
A full set of slides with extensive clickable links to free online resources, is sent free to all delegates after the event.
A CPD certificate of Attendance confirming 2 hour skills CPD is available free on request to all delegates who attend.
Professor Patrick McGhee is a CBT therapist, psychologist and UK National Teaching Fellow. Educated at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, he has completed CPD programmes at Harvard Business School and Ashridge. In 2017 he was a Visiting Fellow/Scholar at the universities of Cornell, Yale and MIT in the USA. He has taught, researched or practised in psychology and therapy for 30 years. His first post was a Research Fellow in Psychiatry and Psychology at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London. He is the author of Thinking Psychologically (Palgrave) and co-editor of Accounting for Relationships (Methuen). He is an occasional columnist for the Guardian, the BBC and the Times Higher. He currently works in private practice in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. He has full accreditation from the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.
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