Adult Anxiety & its Impact on Therapy: How to Create Calm so Therapy can Carry On

Adult Anxiety & its Impact on Therapy: How to Create Calm so Therapy can Carry On
Presented by Fiona Griffith 

Anxiety develops when we lack certainty, when we think we don’t know enough, when we feel insecure or even unsafe… and we fear what’s next!

We live in an increasingly anxious world. Anxiety is one of the most common issues for our clients. A sound and safe therapeutic space is fundamental to success when working with anxiety. Yet anxiety has a way of invading the therapeutic space and reducing its effectiveness. Unaddressed anxiety can be an invisible contagion (generating a parallel process) experienced in the therapy room, sabotaging the best intentions of the therapist and client.
This workshop will explore how to manage the impact of adult anxiety in therapy by interweaving three perspectives:

  • Anxiety’s impact on the efficacy of therapy
    There are a variety of anxiety ‘brands’, which is yours?
  • Viewing anxiety in the therapeutic relationship through the lens of attachment theory
    How might we react to other ‘brands’ of anxiety?
  • Intervention strategies and when to use them
    Techniques to calm and emotionally regulate self and other
Saturday 18 May 2019
Time: 10:00am—5:00pm
Venue: Assembly Hall: Boyd Community Hub, 207 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006PACFA Members $75 (incl. GST)
Student Members $55 (incl. GST)
Non-Members $100 (incl. GST)

Lunch and refreshments included
This event is counts as 6 hours of Category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

Register via the PACFA PORTAL 



10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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