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Dr. Reid Wilson, Ph.D. on Video

Exposure to Suffocation Fears

In this 5-minute clip, Mary comes for a 2-session treatment for her claustrophobia and fear of flying. [See previous clip: “Strategic Practice of Homework”.] Those who experience claustrophobia focus on two issues: suffocation and restriction of movement. Here, about 30 minutes into the first session, Dr. Wilson uses interoceptive (inside the body) exposure (plus a little humor) to help Mary learn that the primary cause of her panic attacks during flights (as well as tunnels, parking garages, and elevators), is from her interpretation of her sensations, not her sensations themselves.

About the DVD. Decades of research have shown that exposure therapy is by far the most effective way to get long-lasting results in the treatment of specific phobias, but most therapists have never had a chance to see exposure therapy in action, let alone be trained in it. Here, prominent anxiety expert Reid Wilson shows you how it’s done, as he conducts two remarkable sessions with a woman suffering from claustrophobia.

Mary loves to travel, but dreads airplanes. In fact, any enclosed space where she feels trapped triggers her fear of suffocation, so she spends much of her time avoiding parking structures, elevators, and coping with panic attacks when avoidance is impossible. With conviction and humor, Wilson engages Mary in two transformational sessions, based on the paradoxical principle that moving towards that which she fears holds the key to her freedom.

Wilson leads Mary through several experiments which give her the opportunity to face her fears of both suffocation and restriction. From breathing with a nose plug on, to sliding a pillow case over her head and sealing it with packing tape, and finally to climbing into a large cardboard box, Mary courageously confronts layers of terror, gradually shifting her point of view from “I can’t handle this” to “I want this fear and I can handle it.” With Wilson’s constant support and encouragement, Mary makes an incredible amount of progress in only two sessions, demonstrating how powerful these tools really are.

Get full video of “Exposure Therapy for Phobias” at Psychotherapy.net
http://www.psychotherapy.net/video/Ex... 
DVD: $59.00
Streaming: $49.95

Strategic Practice of Homework

In this 6-minute clip, Mary comes for a 2-session treatment for her claustrophobia and fear of flying. Later today she will take a flight. As session 2 opens, Mary details her exposure practice after session 1. She provides an excellent example of a client spontaneously taking ownership of a self-help strategy (versus a client only complying with the therapist’s instructions).

About the DVD. Decades of research have shown that exposure therapy is by far the most effective way to get long-lasting results in the treatment of specific phobias, but most therapists have never had a chance to see exposure therapy in action, let alone be trained in it. Here, prominent anxiety expert Reid Wilson shows you how it’s done, as he conducts two remarkable sessions with a woman suffering from claustrophobia.

Mary loves to travel, but dreads airplanes. In fact, any enclosed space where she feels trapped triggers her fear of suffocation, so she spends much of her time avoiding parking structures, elevators, and coping with panic attacks when avoidance is impossible. With conviction and humor, Wilson engages Mary in two transformational sessions, based on the paradoxical principle that moving towards that which she fears holds the key to her freedom.

Wilson leads Mary through several experiments which give her the opportunity to face her fears of both suffocation and restriction. From breathing with a nose plug on, to sliding a pillow case over her head and sealing it with packing tape, and finally to climbing into a large cardboard box, Mary courageously confronts layers of terror, gradually shifting her point of view from “I can’t handle this” to “I want this fear and I can handle it.” With Wilson’s constant support and encouragement, Mary makes an incredible amount of progress in only two sessions, demonstrating how powerful these tools really are.

Get full video of “Exposure Therapy for Phobias” at Psychotherapy.net
http://www.psychotherapy.net/video/Ex... 
DVD: $59.00
Streaming: $49.95

Playing with Anxiety Disorders

In this 6 minute video, Dr. Wilson talks about the possibility of and advantages of perceiving treatment as a mental game.

From "Strategic Treatment of Anxiety Disorders". To view the full course, including 6 CE credits, go to http://www.psychsem.com/onlineCourses...

Course Description: Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental disorder, affecting nearly 1 in 5 adults each year. They take over peoples' lives by causing them to develop seemingly irrational rules in order to cope. Five anxiety disorders -phobias, panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)- control people by generating an absolute standard for certainty and comfort. This workshop will examine the common psychological aspects of this mental game, along with specific manifestations for each disorder. Using cognitive-behavioral principles, therapists will learn a strategic approach on how to help their patients find the courage and motivation to challenge their old beliefs and attitudes and rid themselves of this debilitating fear by confronting it head-on. Practical methods will be presented and demonstrated to enable patients to ignore the content of their obsessive worries and to explore the feeling of uncertainty rather than fleeing from it. After the presentation of general concepts, the workshop will focus on the treatment of panic disorder and OCD. For panic disorder, participants will learn how to divide and conquer: to interrupt anticipatory anxiety and then to manage physical symptoms using cognitive strategies, paradox, pattern disruption, exposure and interoceptive exposure, and peel away the ever-present "safety crutches." For OCD patients, participants will learn that persuading patients to adopt a new frame of reference is the therapist's primary task. This persuasive strategy, begun in the first session, will frame the entire treatment protocol. Concrete examples of interventions for both obsessions and rituals will be offered.

How the Amygdala Learns

How the Amygdala Learns from "Brief Strategic Treatment for Anxiety Disorders: Winning the Anxiety Game!" (1 hour)

In this training, Dr. Wilson will share practical methods that enable clients to find the courage and motivation to challenge their old beliefs and attitudes by ignoring the content of their worries and exploring uncertainty rather than fleeing from it.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify the major themes that people with most anxiety disorders struggle with.
  2. Describe how those stances will change as clients take control of fearful situations.
  3. Present and defend the interventions of the anxiety disorder game within a therapeutic context.

How to Order:

http://Anxieties.com

http://e-Summits.com

*Qualifies for Continuing Education Credits from e-Summits.com

Why Seek Doubt Moment-By-Moment?

In this brief clip, Dr. Wilson explains the benefits of saying, "Great!" in the face of doubt and distress. 

About the full DVD: Stopping obsessional thinking patterns is one of the most vexing challenges people deal with, and most therapists are equally mystified about how to really help their clients free themselves from the torture of fearful thoughts. Here, notable anxiety disorder expert Reid Wilson employs a variation of cognitive-behavioral and strategic methods in two live sessions, demonstrating his unique approach to tackling obsessive thinking.

Rita, a middle-aged mother, is plagued with anxiety about her health. Obsessed with what might be wrong with her, she spends much of her time seeking reassurance that she's okay, from repeated internet searches to excessive doctors' visits. Trying to avoid anything that triggers her fear of having a heart attack, Rita is missing out on living the active lifestyle she longs to live and barely enjoys time with her family and friends.

In two sessions with Rita, Wilson demonstrates the core concepts underlying his paradoxical approach to treating anxiety disorders. With humor, compassion, and clarity, he passionately encourages Rita to rise above the content of her obsessive thoughts and practice moving towards that which she fears, supporting her in learning to tolerate uncertainty. Calling on her courage, he helps her to dramatically alter her relationship to the anxiety.

DVD: $59.00
Streaming: $49.95
Get full video at http://www.psychotherapy.net/video/Co...

Aggressing on OCD

From "Treating the Severe OCD Client"

Bob, a young, fit personal trainer exhibits pervasive "repeater" behaviors that lead him to tell Wilson, "I want my mind back." Obsessed with the worry that his debilitating anxiety will remain with him until he takes corrective action, he spends much of his time repeating getting dressed or preparing for bed. Trying to avoid anything that triggers his fear of getting stuck in escalating anxiety, Bob is losing sleep, showing up late to the work he loves, and lacking the mental space he needs to build a successful life. What's more, months of previous exposure-based therapy has barely helped him, leaving Bob without the tools to manage his daily life.

In two sessions with Bob, Wilson demonstrates the core concepts underlying his distinctive approach to treating anxiety disorders. With compassion, clarity, and aggressive analogies that leverage Bob's courageous temperament, he passionately encourages him to rise above the content of his obsessive thoughts and practice moving towards that which he fears, supporting him in learning to tolerate uncertainty. Calling on Bob's innate fighting spirit, he helps him "bring it on"—and dramatically alter his relationship to anxiety.

If you're looking for a fresh understanding of OCD and effective ways to treat its most unyielding aspects, you'll find it in Wilson's engaging, lively approach.

By watching this video, you will:
• Learn the core concepts of Wilson's approach to treating the severe OCD client.
• Understand how to conduct a highly focused assessment.
• Identify tools for helping clients increase their tolerance of uncertainty and discomfort.
2 hours, 42 minutes
DVD: $59.00
Streaming: $49.95
Get full video at 
http://www.psychotherapy.net/video/tr...

Winning OCD Strategies

  

Winning OCD Strategies from "Handling OCD: The Five Primary Homework Assignments" (1 hour, 29 minutes)

Help clients challenge their dysfunctional beliefs by reframing the nature of OCD through five simple but provocative guidelines.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the primary shifts in thinking that the therapist requests of the OCD patient.
  2. List the four primary homework assignments for OCD patients.
  3. Describe six paradoxical interventions in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

How to Order:

http://Anxieties.com

http://e-Summits.com

*Qualifies for Continuing Education Credits from e-Summits.com

Worries as Signals or Noise

Worries as Signals or Noise from "Treatment of Worry: Clinical Demonstration" (1 hour)

Dr. Wilson demonstrates an initial interview, including strategic interventions, with a client who has symptoms of worry and generalized anxiety disorder.


How to Order: 
Milton H Erickson Foundation
3606 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85016-6500 
602-956-6196 
http://Erickson-foundation.org

Ask for: BT10 DVD-6

Gratitude

  

Gratitude from "Getting Your Life in Flow: The Essence of Happiness" (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Physician heal thyself! In this training have fun with Dr. Wilson as you learn how to feel more satisfied about your past, optimistic about your future and engaged in the present. Find out how to avoid burnout….The goal – to help your clients do the same!

Learning objectives:

  1. List the proven benefits of happiness to health and well-being.
  2. Identify four dimensions of gratitude that can be strengthened.
  3. Distinguish the traits of optimism vs. pessimism.