Managing Chronic Anxiety with Mindfulness
by Ronald D. Siegel

Mastery in Minutes

Watch Ron Siegel utilize the somatic elements of mindfulness in session with a client suffering from anxiety, and discover a tool that you can easily use to help your clients with a broad range of issues.
Most therapists are familiar with the general concept of mindfulness, but don’t know how to effectively use it in their sessions with clients. Watch Ron Siegel, a longtime mindfulness-oriented psychotherapist and expert in the approach, incorporate mindfulness in his first session with Julia, a woman in her 20s grieving multiple deaths who is suffering from anxiety and negative “what if” thoughts that run through many areas of her life.

This demonstration will provide you with the tools you need to introduce your clients to mindfulness concepts and lead them through exercises designed to relieve anxiety. You will see how teaching Julia to track her moment-to-moment physical experience with acceptance—rather than aversion—helps her reframe her anxiety as physical tension that she can begin to release with mindful awareness. This versatile technique can be used to help clients with issues ranging from anxiety, chronic pain, trauma and more.

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Length of video: 0:29:54

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-569-6

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-569-4

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, is assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 30 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the board of directors and faculty of The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.

He is the coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain, coeditor of the acclaimed books for professionals, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, and coauthor of the new professional text, Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy.

Siegel lives with his wife in Lincoln. He regularly uses the practices in this book to work with his own busy, unruly mind.
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