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Living With Anxiety: Helping Family and Friends Cope with a Loved One’s Anxiety
For: Professionals
Provided by: Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, Presented by Solutions On Site

Date and Time

Thu Mar 16 to Sun Dec 31, 2023 (This event is over)


Event Description

Whether it is fears for children’s safety, concern about germs or food safety, or continuous health anxiety, do your anxious clients feel ignored or dismissed by family when they try to get help to reduce fear? Do you see people who tell you an anxious family member ruins every event by endless preparations and out-loud worries? Are your anxious clients getting ghosted by their friends? Do your clients burden others with their fear and demands for reassurance? People suffering anxiety often do not realize the burden their continual worrying has on those around them. Living with anxiety challenges family and friends to balance compassion and their outright annoyance. And therapists can see the impact of anxiety affecting dating life, partners, friends and parents as they listen to clients discuss relationship woes and need to walk the line between being supportive and sharing their realistic appraisal of the trouble anxiety brings to the situation. In this session I will discuss very pragmatic suggestions for helping clients and their families and friends to reduce the impact of anxiety while the anxious client is still in the process of treatment.
1. Reduce health anxiety and its impact on family members.
2. apply listening and anxiety reduction strategies to conflicts between anxious clients and their partners.
3.Teach an anxious parent to avoid modeling anxiety while containing their own worry
4. Help parents deal with common affects of a child’s anxiety on the family

About the speaker: Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and internationally known trainer for mental health professionals, is the author of Pandemic Anxiety: Fear, Stress and Loss in Traumatic Times and The 10 Best Ever Depression Management Techniques, as well as 7 other books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, published by W.W. Norton. She has contributed articles to the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine and blogs on depression for Psychology Today. She is noted for her down-to-earth, pragmatic teaching style.

This 3 hour training is available on-demand as of March 16th!
Register before March 15th to qualify for the discounted Winter Promo Special: Only $99+hst.

Student specials and group rates are available.

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This event is listed under these topics

Child and Youth Service Organizations
Separation Anxiety
Mental Health in General
Social Anxiety Disorder
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