On-Demand Workshops

Anxiety

Practical Intervention Strategies

$129.00
5

Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Anxiety represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling the possibility of danger. When this response arises too frequently or intensely and doesn’t match actual situations of danger, it can interfere with life and cause great distress. While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. This workshop will explore when anxiety is adaptive and in order, compared to when it becomes disordered. Participants will learn practical and accessible strategies which can be applied to all ages, and help address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of anxiety.

Trainer: Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the definition and role of anxiety
  • Identify when anxiety is becoming more ‘disordered’
  • Describe how anxiety manifests in the brain and nervous system
  • Recognize signs of regulation
  • Identify an integrated plan for treating anxiety
  • Apply strategies for increasing regulation and reducing anxiety

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Anxiety and its Natural Purpose
  • The Nature of Stress, Fear, and Anxiety
  • Understanding the Stress Response System
  • Statistics: Prevalence and Trends
  • Overview of Working with Anxiety
  • Body-Oriented Anxiety Reduction Strategies
  • Mind-Body Anxiety Reduction Strategies
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Anxiety Reduction Strategies
  • Working to Expand Social Skills
  • Building a New Pattern: Steps Toward Change

Target Audience

This is an introductory to intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working with those who struggle with anxiety.

Trainer: Vicki Enns

MMFT, RMFT

Vicki is the Clinical Director of CTRI. In addition to her work with CTRI, Vicki has a private practice where she specializes in the area of trauma recovery for individuals, couples, and families. Vicki holds a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree and is an Approved Supervisor with the AAMFT and CAMFT. She believes that it is essential for helpers to continue learning and developing their self-awareness alongside evolving clinical skills. She is the editor and a contributing author of  Counselling Insights and Counselling in Relationships books, and co-author of A Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces. She is also the author or editor of many of CTRI’s training materials. Vicki is particularly gifted at creating a learning atmosphere that is collaborative and respectful, and which embraces diversity in personal identity, skills, and cultural perspectives. Read blogs written by Vicki here. Contact Vicki at: [email protected]

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