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Ten Best Strategies to Treat Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder On-Site Training

In this webinar learn why your efforts to manage anxiety and worry have likely failed and learn the 10 best evidence-based treatment strategies to effectively manage GAD.

Course Description/Agenda


Nearly everyone worries, over 25% of people believe they worry too much, and about 6% of people will suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

GAD is particularly important to treat as frequently leads to depression, medical problems, and more distressing anxiety disorders like panic disorder and OCD. 

In this webinar learn why your efforts to manage anxiety and worry have likely failed and learn the 10 best evidence-based treatment strategies to effectively manage GAD. 

Why should you Attend: Until the mid 90's worry was very difficult to treat and most therapists still struggle with helping clients to manage their worry, anxiety, and depression. Therapists' and individuals' pitfalls of treatment are two-fold: 1) Fighting anxiety actually fuels anxiety and 2) Failure to address the anxiety spiral such that we wait until too late into the anxiety spiral to use coping strategies. 

In this webinar you will learn 10 evidence-based strategies that circumvent fighting anxiety. You will learn to teach clients to prevent anxiety from spiraling out of control as well as a technique to actually weaken individuals' worry spirals in the session. Discover two reasons why cognitive therapy often fails and a simple strategy that is effective. Finally, learn the new way of living, active relaxation (applied relaxation) a strategy to prevent anxiety spirals and live a calmer life. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Fighting Anxiety Fuels it. Learn Effective Strategies that Circumvent this Phenomenon
  • The Importance of The Anxiety Spiral and How to Nip Anxiety in the Bud
  • Learn Applied Relaxation, or Active Relaxation to Prevent Anxiety and Live a Calmer Life
  • Self-Controlled Desensitization; A Way to Weaken the Worry Spiral in the Session
  • Correct the Problems with Cognitive Therapy

Who Will Benefit:
  • All Mental Health Care Professionals
  • Anyone Suffering from Worry and Depression
Speaker Profile 
Dr. Jennifer L. Abel is an experienced international speaker who has conducted 100's of workshops and seminars for health professionals with very positive feedback. She was trained as a scientist-practitioner specializing in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders and has crafted evidence based strategies of her own in her clinical practice of 25 years. 

She served as the Associate Director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute at Penn State and has published many articles in professional journals on her work in anxiety and behavioral medicine. Dr. Abel's first book Active Relaxation (2010) received outstanding reviews from mental health care professionals and readers alike. 

Two additional books have also received high praise Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: 84 Practical Treatment Strategies for Clinicians (2014) and The Anxiety, Worry & Depression Workbook (2018). Her most popular product is The Melt Worry & Relax Card Deck (2016) which provides 56 strategies from the four most effective types of therapy for worry. She is also co-author of The Melt Worry & Relax Card Deck Card Deck (in press).


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