Attachment-based Counselling (ABC) Level 3: Working with Anxiety
We seem to be living in an increasingly anxious world with anxiety disorders escalating. All growth comes from rest, and the most important kind of rest for our wellbeing, is psychological rest. Psychological unrest or alarm (anxiety) can be managed within a secure attachment. Being in a secure attachment creates safety in our bodies, and that includes attachment to an other as well as to ourselves.
What this seminar covers:
In this seminar we will look at the underlying issues that may cause psychological unrest (anxiety) in our client’s stories. We will apply the attachment-based developmental paradigm (outlined by Gordon Neufeld and presented in ABC 1 and 2 which are pre-requisites to watching this video) to gain an understanding of how to bring our clients to psychological rest. This will involve exploring how to attend to their unmet attachment needs, processing earlier attachment traumas and understanding the neuroscience of alarm/anxiety/rest. We will also gain insights into how alarm impacts the body at multiple levels. For example, in the endocrine, hormonal and biochemical systems, we will unpack how the stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) can be an asset or a liability: what it means to down-regulate fear/anxious arousal and upregulate pleasant emotions like joy, excitement and playfulness.
The work of trauma theorists (Schore, Porges, Levine) as well as interpersonal neurobiologist, Seigel, will be integrated into the Neufeld material to provide a holistic approach to dealing with anxiety in our clients.
Who is this seminar for?
This seminar is for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, anyone working in mental health who wants to understand the dynamics of alarm/anxiety in client’s lives and how to bring them to a place of rest and thriving.
This course includes:
A video in 4 parts
A pdf of the powerpoint slides (to be able to click on the links to other resources within the presentation)
A pdf of the presentation in a booklet format for you to be able to print off and write notes in the margins.