The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques*

Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

On Demand | Available Now


12 Hours  |  Pre-approval period for CEUs has expired


This On Demand course and will be available immediately after purchase. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

In The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D presents the most useful psychotherapeutic approaches to generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety. By discussing cases across the lifespan, offering methods to manage anxiety that work in every clinical population, you will come away with the tools you need to help your clients resolve their anxiety symptoms.

Drawing on the latest research for the neurobiological basis of anxiety to explain why psychotherapy is so effective, Dr. Wehrenberg demonstrates comprehensive techniques to stop rumination, eliminate panic and prepare people to participate in social environments without distress.

Among the 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques are methods that manage the physiological aspects of anxiety: stress, the dread and agitation of generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and the nervous system based blushing, sweating and shaking of social anxiety. The information you acquire will allow you to rule out causes of anxiety and physical conditions that mimic anxiety.

You will be able to apply tools to eliminate the distressing cognitive features of anxiety, such as rumination, catastrophic thinking, and cognitive errors with tools such as “Contain Your Worry”, “Worry Well and Only Once” and “Knowing, not Showing Anger”.  You will be able to identify and correct typical issues of procrastination and perfectionism as they appear when caused by generalized anxiety disorder. But also, you will be able to apply the neuroscience of memory reconsolidation as it affects and directs the creation of effective social anxiety exposures and desensitizing panic cues.

Through case examples, description of methods, research that supports the efficacy of treatment, and practicing new methods, this seminar will aid the newer therapist and be informative to the most experienced clinician. This seminar is suited to clinician who deals with anxiety in their patients, and will allow you to improve your management of anxiety in clients of every age and in every clinical population.

Online Course Format

  • Online Training – presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.
  • 2 hours per session, 6 sessions
  • Each session will consist of 2 hours of teaching content
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.
  1. The neurobiological basis of anxiety disorders and why cognitive behavioral interventions work so effectively.
  2. The basis of worry, the magical uses of worry, and how to contain ruminative worry, including ‘The Purpose of Worry”, plus “Clear the Mind” and “Contain Your Worry in Time” methods.
  3. Managing the physiology of stress, panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety.
    • Rule Outs: What Looks Like Anxiety but Is Not Anxiety: Physical Health Issues, ADHD and High-functioning ASD
    • When anxiety is anger and anger is anxiety: How to spot and correct the confusion in children and adults
    • The impact of and correction for stress that is related to anxiety
    • Medical rule outs and lifestyles that cause anxiety and can be corrected with lifestyle changes: physical causes, anxiety caused by intake of substances, and the impact of insomnia in generalized anxiety
    • The importance of relaxation and rest: several methods for mental and physical relaxation, including how to initiate the Default Mode Network (DMN) for improving self-understanding, creative problem solving and greater empathy.
  4.  Panic Management
    • How to find triggers for panic events
    • Desensitize triggers
    • “Prevent Panic: Predict, Prepare, Plan”
    • Make diaphragmatic breathing work
  5. Memory Reconsolidation: Changing the memory of negative experiences and how that can direct treatment for social anxiety and panic.
  6. The Basis of Rumination: Interrupting and eliminating rumination
    • Thought replacement
    • 4 methods to stop worry before it happens
  7. Perfectionism and Procrastination: the effect and cause of generalized anxiety.
    • The impact of social media on all ages to exacerbate perfectionism and interfere with recovery.
    • Identify and correct perfectionism-based procrastination
  8. Social Anxiety Exposure: Using the “3 C’s” Model to create effective exposures that reduce anxiety. Create skill based approach: “3 Deep Breaths and Good Preparation”.
    • Interfere with self-talk, false beliefs, and behavioural patterns that keep social anxiety-producing situations in effect
    • Use the benefits of social media in creating connections and improving relationships among socially anxious clients, as well as prepping for social experiences
    • Use the “Heart Lock-In”
    • Learn to increase the duration and complexity of social exposures in many situations
  • Describe neurobiological basis of anxiety and the implications for why and how psychotherapy works to use the brain to change the brain.
  • The basis of ruminative anxiety and how to eliminate worry, including the methods of technique #1 “Contain Your Worry.”
  • Dealing with Stress That Creates Anxiety Disorders: 4 competencies to prevent or recover from stress damage and eliminate it for good!
  • Fear Based Anxiety Disorders: Panic and Social Anxiety. Apply the panic reduction protocol “Prevent Panic” and the “3 Cs for Effective Exposure” to eliminate social anxiety.To include mindfulness techniques, interoceptive exposure, and eliminate panic triggers.
  • Model effective use of diaphragmatic breathing techniques and relaxation methods that reduce both physical and mental tension.
  • Apply the most effective cognitive interventions to reduce persistent rumination (Erase the Worry Trace) and stop worrying over real or potential problems.
  • Utilize cognitive therapy interventions with clients to manage perfectionism, procrastination and rigid approaches to problems.
  • Effectively enable socially anxious clients to face their fears and improve their participation in life, challenging false beliefs and successfully engaging in social environments.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and international trainer. She is a practicing psychotherapist and coaches professionals for anxiety management. Margaret has been a trainer of therapists for 25 years, and she is a sought-after speaker for continuing education seminars, consistently getting the highest ratings from participants for her dynamic style and high-quality content.

She has written articles for the award-winning Psychotherapy Networker magazine and she blogs on depression for Psychology Today. Audio and DVD versions of her trainings are available for obtaining CEU’s. She has written 9 books on topics of anxiety and depression published by W.W. Norton, and a workbook, Stress Solutions, published by PESI. The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and its accompanying workbook, consistent best-sellers, were released in revised editions in 2018. Her upcoming book, The New Face of Anxiety: Managing Anxiety, Grief and Loss in a Post-Pandemic World, will be released by W.W.Norton late in 2020.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$399.00N/A
Full-Time Student$309.00N/A

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The pre-approval period for accreditation of this course has expired. Participants seeking accreditation must contact their associations directly. Please check with your association prior to registration if you require continuing education credits/units (CEU’s). We do not guarantee approval and fees may apply. As this course is no longer pre-approved for CEU’s it is being offered at a discounted rate.