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Working with Anxiety: A compassion-focused approach

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Anxiety can be one of the hardest presenting issues to work with in therapy. It is often entrenched and accompanied by problematic physical symptoms and behaviours. It can be deeply distressing for the person experiencing it, and have a hugely negative impact on their life and their ability to function in the world. Clients can often be desperate for relief and help but, despite this, anxious thoughts and feelings persist and both client and therapist can be left feeling frustrated and stuck.

In this seminar we will be re-setting our approach to anxiety, moving away from trying to cure or fix it and towards coming alongside and listening to it. We will explore our work with anxiety to date, consider different manifestations of anxiety (including OCD and panic attacks), review recent research on the efficacy of compassionate resonance and introduce a compassion-focused approach which seeks to befriend the anxious voice rather than disputing or replacing it.

The workshop will include reflection and discussion as well as input from the facilitator, and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share knowledge and experience peer support. We will also learn some strategies for compassionate self-talk which can be used to attend to our own anxiety as well as offer to clients.

Location Newbury
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 09 Mar 2019
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address St George’s Centre, 206 Andover Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 6N
Amount £95
Organiser Bramham Therapy
Speaker Briony Martin
Contact No. 07599 369566
Keywords anxiety, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy
Regions South East