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Why Efforts to Control Worry & Anxiety Fail: Invite it, Don’t Fight It

January 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST

Virtual Event

This event is for 1.5 hours of CEUs for LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs

Worry affects nearly everyone and is transdiagnostic. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common comorbid conditions and puts clients at risk for depression, more serious anxiety disorders and contributes to a multitude of medical problems. 

Understand how fighting anxiety fuels it and that learning ways to catch worry spirals are the keys to being relaxed. Learn several safe and effective coping strategies in this interactive presentation. Experience simple and practical solutions for overcoming anxiety at work and home. Create new habits that will significantly improve mental and physical health. The best news is that these tools are designed to take little or no time out of busy schedules. 

Learning Objectives:

Learn why it is critical to treat worry even when it doesn’t appear to be the main issue

Learn to break the worry habit by nipping the anxiety spiral in the bud! 

Understand how to use active relaxation (applied relaxation) to maintain a relatively calm state. 

Utilize four ways to trick anxiety by inviting it instead of fighting it. Understand why positive thinking often doesn’t work and what to do about it.

Speaker Bio: International speaker Dr Jennifer L. Abel has engaged over 300 audiences in 47 states. Her expertise in anxiety and worry includes 30 years of clinical experience as a psychologist. The author of three books, her latest, The Anxiety, Worry, and Depression Workbook, is a best-seller. Her therapy decks, including Melt Worry & Relax Card Deck, are also very popular. Fun Facts: Jennifer is a musician, song-writer, and studio artist. During the pandemic she performed as a pianist/vocalist in over 20 free outdoor concerts in a jazz/pop trio.


January 15
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST
Event Category:


Psychotherapy Saint Louis




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