Most anxious clients secretly believe that the something terrible they’re anxious about will happen if they recover, and they’re terrified to face their fears. So, although they’re asking for help, they fear letting go of their anxiety and resist exposure. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help clients celebrate and honor their “resistance” so they can feel proud of their symptoms and muster up the courage to confront their fears. Once that happens, their resistance can almost magically fade away and recovery will be just a stone’s throw away. Presentation will include dramatic video clips from actual TEAM-CBT therapy sessions. Discover how to:
- Pinpoint the two types of resistance in all anxious clients
- Eliminate client resistance with Positive Reframing and the Gentle Ultimatum
- Avoid the “reverse hypnosis” that sabotages treatment
- Quickly treat panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, and phobias
David Burns, MD, is adjunct clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His books Feeling Good and Feeling Good Handbook have sold more than five million copies worldwide. His latest book, Feeling Great, has just been published.