Treating Anxiety in a Pandemic

This is a 1 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 22, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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The international trauma of living through and with a pandemic has an impact that can be felt long into the future. More than two years into COVID, we still live in the ‘ambient anxiety’ of 24/7 news about virus variants and long-haul symptoms. This only adds stress to an already stressful news environment.

This type of toxic atmosphere fuels the vigilance and persistent worry that are hallmarks of anxiety disorders, creating a feedback loop of anxiety-vigilance-more anxiety. For many, isolation feels like the only safety. But people who have suffered other traumas are especially vulnerable to increased anxiety and the new challenge of re-entry anxiety. They may also demonstrate what is now being called “cave syndrome”.

This presentation offers practical strategies to help any client with anxiety suffer less panic, increase their stress resilience, and block worry (especially health anxiety).

  • Recognize the impact of ambient anxiety that increases worry and panic
  • Apply effective strategies that eliminate panic
  • Utilize cognitive tools to interrupt anxious ruminations
  • Assist individuals in reducing re-entry anxiety
  • Develop a client’s resilience to cope with reality-based threats while eliminating vigilance

Margaret Wehrenberg

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and expert on the treatment of anxiety and depression.

Margaret’s five decades in the mental health field include groundbreaking work on anxiety that has influenced business leaders, elected officials, the legal system, and educators worldwide. Her programs on managing anxiety have helped over 50,000 clinicians offer effective therapy to clients of all ages suffering with anxiety and depression.

As a sought-after trainer, Dr. Wehrenberg has taught in-person sessions throughout North America and internationally in Australia and Cuba. Her training has also been offered online in Greece, Italy, and China.

As an author, Margaret was the first to publish for psychotherapists about the underlying neurobiology of anxiety disorders. She was also the first to publish how psychotherapy can effectively “use the brain to change the brain” when it comes to anxiety and depression. And her 11 books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, published by W.W. Norton, have been translated into seven languages.

Margaret Wehrenberg is frequently interviewed by reporters and podcasters for her expertise on anxiety, with her comments most recently appearing in the New York Times. She is a regular contributor of articles for the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine (print and online editions). Margaret also blogs for Psychology Today.

TimeTopic Covered
1st hour
  • Recognize the impact of ambient anxiety that increases worry and panic
  • Apply effective strategies that eliminate panic
  • Utilize cognitive tools to interrupt anxious ruminations
  • Assist individuals in reducing re-entry anxiety
  • Develop a client’s resilience to cope with reality-based threats while eliminating vigilance

This training offers 1 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

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This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

 1 Hour Webinar RateCAD $59.00

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