The Mindful Way Through Panic (3 CEs)

On-demand webinar

Only $24 for 3 APA/NBCC CE's

  • Help your clients break the cycle of control with panic using mindfulness
  • Teach your clients how to deal with panic before it's an attack
  • Empower your clients to safely face their fears using mindful exposure techniques
  • Better understand your clients using the 5 copyright free assessments

How this Technique Transformed A Client

Jason Drwal, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Panic is More Common than You Think

If you are like me, you might have thought of panic as a problem mainly for clients with panic disorder. But panic is far more common. Over 28% of adults will have a panic attack in their lifetime. But more importantly to us therapists is that panic can occur with any disorder, from depression to anxiety to PTSD. Even life stressor, like divorce, bereavement, or job loss, can trigger episodes of panic.

Panic is More Common than You Think

Panic can keep our clients from living the kind of life we all take for granted. One of my client had panic so severe that over the years he had missed nearly all of his son’s baseball games. Another was so afraid to drive, she rarely saw family and friends. Even subclinical levels of panic can get in the way of life, making it difficult to make friends, maintain relationships, and enjoy life.

Many therapists under-estimate how many clients suffer from panic because many people have developed elaborate avoidance rituals and routines. Many panic sufferers avoid full-blown attacks by avoiding the opportunities in life that trigger panic: they turn down job promotions, avoid social gathering, and isolate themselves at home. All of this comes at the expense of living a fulfilling, rich, and meaningful life. Our clients need a way out of the confines created by panic.

Panic Limits Life

Panic can keep our clients from living the kind of life we all take for granted. One of my client had panic so severe that over the years he had missed nearly all of his son’s baseball games. Another was so afraid to drive, she rarely saw family and friends. Even subclinical levels of panic can get in the way of life, making it difficult to make friends, maintain relationships, and enjoy life.

Many therapists under-estimate how many clients suffer from panic because many people have developed elaborate avoidance rituals and routines. Many panic sufferers avoid full-blown attacks by avoiding the opportunities in life that trigger panic: they turn down job promotions, avoid social gathering, and isolate themselves at home. All of this comes at the expense of living a fulfilling, rich, and meaningful life. Our clients need a way out of the confines created by panic.

A Step-By-Step Process

Mindfulness can help our clients learn how to start living life again. Mindfulness teaches our clients how to not only live in the present moment but also tolerate the uncomfortable emotions, sensations, and thoughts that fuel panic. Through learning how to live more mindfully, our clients can learn to break through avoidance and start to live life again.

  • This training will show you a step-by-step process for getting your clients out of trap of panic. You’ll learn a theory of panic based on anxiety sensitivity and ironic process theory. This will help you to explain to your clients why they suffer from panic and to understand that it is not as unpredictable as they might feel.
  • Then we’ll discuss how to help your clients recognizing the everyday causes of panic. With the right feedback, our clients can see how certain thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors make them vulnerable to panic. They will soon recognize that panic isn’t something random but, instead, comes from our approach to life, our view of ourselves, and reaction to our personal challenges.
  • We’ll then discuss how to teach our clients about various mindfulness techniques to start addressing panic, including meditation, mindful activities, and mindful awareness of anxiety. Finally, you’ll learn how to help your clients using mindful exposure therapy, in order to confront their fears in a new and more effective manner.

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If for any reason you are not satisfied with the training, you can keep your CEs and receive a refund.

3 CEs: APA & NBCC Approved

Jason Drwal, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Presenter

Jason Drwal, Ph. D. is a clinical psychologist in the VA Healthcare System. He has treated thousands of veterans with PTSD and trained many professionals in the assessment and treatment of trauma. He specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness interventions for the treatment of panic attacks, PTSD, and other conditions. When he is not doing therapy, he is an avid reader of self-help books, proud parent of two beautiful children, self-described coffee addict (who refuses to get treatment), and amateur anthropologist.

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Paul Josephson, LCSW, Provider in private practice in New York City

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  • This training is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) for CEs for psychologists and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) for CEs for Counselors. Create Meaningful Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.