Description of Calm Down
Everyone gets anxious from time to time, of course. But, if you find yourself worrying too often, thinking too much about how things may go wrong, spinning around the same thoughts over and over, avoiding situations that cause you discomfort, or regularly feel you might not be able to cope with daily challenges without getting overwhelmed, then anxiety is likely to be a bigger part of your life than it needs to be.
The Calm Down audio program will help you manage – and even prevent – episodes of anxiety in your life as Dr. Yapko brings his substantial clinical expertise to teaching you many of the key skills that are known to reduce and even prevent anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviors. These are skills for identifying and correcting the thoughts (“What if…?”) and perceptions (“I could never handle it if…”) that lead to anxiety. Here’s what’s in the Calm Down program:
What You’ll Learn In Calm Down
SESSION 1: Anxiety: What it is, Where it Comes From, and What Can Help (A discussion about how to better understand and manage anxiety skillfully).
SESSION 2: Change as a Process: From Fear to Acceptance Without Thinking Too Much (The importance of adapting to changes in life without over analyzing them).
SESSION 3: Comfortable Familiarity and Seeking Out What’s New (Sensible and positive ways of venturing outside your comfort zone).
SESSION 4: Thinking Globally But Acting Locally (The danger of thinking in overly general terms and missing helpful opportunities).
SESSION 5: Separate This From That (A divide-and-conquer strategy for rising above fear and self doubt).
SESSION 6: Sleep Well (A soothing journey into a good quality sleep which has restorative benefits).
SESSION 7: It Seems Risky…or Am I Just Too Cautious? (A focus on assessing risks realistically and enhancing trust in yourself).
SESSION 8: Looking forward (The importance of considering the future…but without the catastrophes).
About Michael Yapko
Yapko 5 day training in Sydney September 2020Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Southern California. He is internationally recognized for his work in developing strategic, outcome-focused psychotherapies, the advanced clinical applications of hypnosis, and active, short-term non-pharmacological treatments of depression. He routinely teaches to professional audiences all over the world. To date, he has been invited to present his ideas and methods to colleagues in more than 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.
Dr. Yapko is the author of 16 books and editor of three others, as well as the author of dozens of book chapters and journal articles. His most recent works, Process-Oriented Hypnosis and The Discriminating Therapist, highlight some of his most significant and unique contributions to the fields of psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis. These include focusing on patterns in people’s problems (process) rather than the specific problems themselves (content), and learning to recognize ‘how’ people maintain their issues, rather than speculate ‘why’.
A classic in the field of hypnosis is Dr. Yapko’s textbook, Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis (now in its 5th edition) . His award-winning books include: Mindfulness and Hypnosis and Treating Depression with Hypnosis:Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral and Strategic Intervention. His most popular self-help books on depression include: Breaking the Patterns of Depression (now also available in an audiobook format), Depression is Contagious and Keys to Unlocking Depression. Dr. Yapko’s works have been translated into 10 ten languages.
Dr. Yapko is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, The International Society of Hypnosis, and The Milton H. Erickson Foundation for his many contributions to the fields of psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis.