When fear overwhelms a client, it can knock the thinking brain offline . . .
. . . and with the current pandemic there’s a lot of news that can trigger a fear response.
So how can we help clients manage their fear even when the headlines are scary?
Jud Brewer, PhD, has several ideas – including some questions clients can ask themselves to stay calm and regulated when they’re starting to get overwhelmed by fear.
I also think you’ll find his approach to worry quite helpful. Have a listen.
We don’t often think about negative emotions as rewarding. But according to Jud, this can be part of what makes worry so sticky for the brain. It’s difficult to step out of once you begin.
How might you use these ideas in your work this week? Do you have a client who might benefit from one of Jud’s ideas? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.
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