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  1. Marie B, Clergy, IA, USA says

    I can’t get the short course but really appreciate Linda Graham, LMFT sharing the tools. So helpful thank you.

  2. rosemary whitehead, Other, Jackson, MI, USA says

    The goal, the reason I want to do something, is important. But if I am set in failure, I try to imagine a variety of possibilities that would keep me from reaching the goal. And make a plan for those possibilities. That is not worrying, it is preparing. And if something unanticipated happens, I have practiced solving other problems, and do not get so anxious. Perhaps that is positive thinking taken to another level?

    • T J, Health Education, NC, USA says

      Not really sure how “un-anticipating” something you don’t expect and this would leave you with no anxious fear of being not prepared for the events to happen anyway.

    • Carla Holt, Nursing, CA says

      Plan for the worst….hope for the best!

  3. Steve Orwin, Social Work, GB says

    No problem with this model thanks, but any advice about how to manage anxious memories that surface whilst anticipating the event, or during its execution please?

  4. Linda Ch, Teacher, CA says

    I am very grateful to have received this message and found it helpful reminder as I have so many others.

  5. Connie O., Herndon, VA, USA says

    I just received the news that my sister and nephew in Califonia (I am in VA) tested positive for covid and my fear went through the roof. What I have learned is that I can spiral into the dorsal vagal response unless I start moving. So I took myself for a walk/run and then sat in a cold bench (46 degrees out there) for 50 minutes while I talked to a good friend on the phone. Boy did my chemistry change! I am now calm, clear minded and fully present.
    Thank you NICABM for providing these infographics. I have found them to be very helpful in psychoeducation. Sometimes they hit the nail on the head and other times they are a starting point for a good discussion, but always helpful.

  6. Alistaire Moore, Student, Chevy Chase, MD, USA says

    Picture books! Thank you.

    • Connie O., Herndon, VA, USA says

      Love picture books 🙂

  7. VT M, Another Field, NZ says

    I’m going to be the devils advocate here.. what about clients who don’t like being goal focused(goals are another future based thinking process) or when they fail to meet goals it just increases anxiety?
    What about the unconscious anxiety?
    The media amplified and spread anxiety? The collective anxiety that is pervasive, like static ?
    There has never been a greater need for psychology to move into primarily teaching mindfulness.

    All anxiety( fear) is from not knowing who you are, believing you are a little person(just a conditioned mind= past and future).
    Whenever you are not in the present moment fear( anxiety) will arise. The cross over to mindfulness( teaching clients to learn how to be present moment focused and centered) is essential for any real help in relieving anxiety . They will soon learn that a new state of being free from anxiety is possible from the firsthand experience of their Being.

    • Peter s, Counseling, GB says

      Thanks, I find this very helpful – reminding that anxiety is related to fear and the need to present in the moment.