When it comes to treating anxiety, clients sometimes focus more on final outcomes than progress.
But working with anxiety is often a daily process – a series of gradual (and often uncomfortable) steps to widen their comfort zone.
So how can we motivate clients to embrace this process?
In the video below, Kelly McGonigal, PhD shares a simple metaphor that could help. It reframes the process of getting outside their comfort zone as not just transformational, but also pleasurable.
Have a look.
Helping clients shift the way they interact with anxiety can have a significant impact on their wellbeing.
If you found this video helpful, you can hear more from Kelly and other top experts (like Stephen Porges, PhD; Peter Levine, PhD; Pat Ogden, PhD; Richard Schwartz, PhD; Sue Johnson, EdD; and more) here. They’ll share their powerful techniques for working with anxiety.
But now we’d like to hear from you – do you have a client who might find this useful? What are some other ways you’ve helped clients focus more on progress than outcomes? Let us know in the comments below.
If you found this helpful, here are a few more resources you might be interested in:
How to Help Your Clients Understand Their Window of Tolerance [Infographic]
How to Help a Client Come Back into Their Window of Tolerance
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