Taming the Tiger: How to help clients with extreme Anxiety

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Phoenix Center, 13686 94A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1N1



  • What does a therapist need to focus on during an ‘extreme anxiety’ session?
  • What are the five most effective therapeutic skills to immediately decrease anxiety?
  • How can clients take care of themselves and anchor changes in between sessions?


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This Two-Day Workshop will focus on one of the most common issues that therapists see with clients:  extreme anxiety.  Extreme Anxiety creates negative impacts in our lives and relationships. We will explore how the problem, or subconscious solution of extreme anxiety is a way of surviving the pain of our problems.  How seriously a person experiences their problems through the meanings they make, their worries, anxieties and copings impact how great a problem it becomes for them.  People have all the internal resources they need to cope successfully with whatever situations life provides. Helping clients experience their positively directional Life Energy will help them make new choices for the present and future.

Transformational Systemic Therapy focuses on health and possibilities instead of problems and pathology. Life energy is naturally positively directional and therapy needs to tap into the natural process of human growth in a positive direction.  We can learn to be consciously responsible for ourselves and decide how we will live on our insides, even when the outside cannot change.  Transformational change comes from the level of Life Energy and is a part of natural human growth and evolution. It means people are becoming more of their true, spiritual Selves rather than their reactive, survival systems.

We will gain knowledge and practice in how to intervene in an experiential, systemic, positively directional and change-focused way. Come together with other skilled therapists to expand your capability in a supportive, creative environment.

with Dr. Carolyn Nesbitt, PhD, RPsych

Carolyn Nesbitt

ABOUT THE TRAINER: I’m Dr. Carolyn Nesbitt, PhD, RPsych, and I've lived on Bowen Island for the past decade, immersing myself in the west coast life.  I have thirty years of private practice experience, as well as working in five different hospitals and Simon Fraser University counselling center.  I’ve been a member of SIP since 1995 and am a member of the SIP training directorate.

Locally, I'm a psychologist who specializes in trauma resolution, in dissolving the emotional and mental impacts of trauma.  I also co-lead Live Your Best Story workshops here in Canada.  Internationally, I train other mental health professionals to go deeper, faster, so they can facilitate long lasting change in their clients.  Currently, as part of the faculty for the Banmen Satir China Management Center, I run workshops in China for 4 months a year.  So, I do a lot of travelling!

That's professionally - Personally, I love being outdoors, painting, singing - and dancing!  My husband and I are about to experience empty-nesting, as our two kids have inherited the travel bug gene.

Two day Program October 20, 21, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

14 CED hours approved by CCPA

Taming the Tiger - Oct 20, 21, 2018

For more information Contact:
Cindi Mueller, Administrator