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.