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Treating Health Anxiety

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
2 hours
Provider
Practical CBT

Health anxiety is a major factor in the wellbeing of many clients. This webinar will help you identify, assess and treat individuals.

About this Event

Health anxiety is a condition that can affect anyone. Those affected by health anxiety have a disproportionate and sometimes obsessive preoccupation with the idea that they - or a loved one including children - are currently (or will be) experiencing a physical illness or medical problem.

According to the NHS:

"Health anxiety (sometimes called hypochondria) is when you spend so much time worrying you're ill, or about getting ill, that it starts to take over your life."

"You may have health anxiety if you: 

  • constantly worry about your health
  • frequently check your body for signs of illness, such as lumps, tingling or pain
  • are always asking people for reassurance that you're not ill
  • worry that your doctor or medical tests may have missed something
  • obsessively look at health information on the internet or in the media
  • avoid anything to do with serious illness, such as medical TV programmes
  • act as if you were ill (for example, avoiding physical activities)
  • Anxiety itself can cause symptoms like headaches or a racing heartbeat, and you may mistake these for signs of illness."
  • But how can we help clients who suffer from health anxiety?

    This webinar will introduce you to the basics of how to support and treat individuals suffering from distressing unfounded preoccupation with health issues. We will do this by focusing on how we can help clients explore, challenge and change their unhelpful rules and assumptions about health in a supportive and compassionate way. The webinar will also include consideration of excessive parental anxiety about the health of children.

    What have previous delegates said about similar workshops?

    "It was fun. a very entertaining trainer. Good use of humour.""Loved the multimedia presentation"."Useful professionally and personally. Very enjoyable - lots of takeaway resources""Fun, lively presentation . Two-way experience between the facilitator and the group. Very informative and enjoyable.""Excellent workshop. Informative, interesting, well presented. It was excellent.""Excellent course; excellent presentation; easy to understand"."Good balance of information and lots of useful practical ideas to use. Thank you!""I enjoyed this training and the facilitator was very attentive and engaging with the training"."Clearly a knowledgeable and experienced facilitator. Helpful to be signposted to resources"."Good mix of presentation, discussion and exercises""An engaging workshop with clear practical applications.""Excellent delivery and well explained. Articulate explanations of concepts. Great. Thanks!"

    Resources

    A full set of slides with extensive clickable links to free online resources, is sent free to all delegates after the event. This also includes references to key sources.

    CPD

    A CPD Certificate of Attendance confirming 1 hour skills CPD is available free on request to all delegates who attend.

    Facilitator

    Professor Patrick McGhee is a CBT therapist, psychologist and UK National Teaching Fellow. Educated at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, he has completed CPD programmes at Harvard Business School and Ashridge. In 2017 he was a Visiting Fellow/Scholar at the universities of Cornell, Yale and MIT in the USA. He has taught, researched or practised in psychology and therapy for 30 years. His first post was a Research Fellow in Psychiatry and Psychology at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London. He is the author of Thinking Psychologically (Palgrave) and co-editor of Accounting for Relationships (Methuen). He is an occasional columnist for the Guardian, the BBC and the Times Higher. He currently works in private practice in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. He has full accreditation from the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.

    Joining instructions 

    Joining instructions for the webinar will be sent to participants approximately 48 hours before the event and again just before the start. Please aim to join about 10 minutes before the start of the event to check connections

    Type
    Delivery
    Title
    Treating Health Anxiety
    Speciality Classification
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Mental Health
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    08-Jan-2021
    End Date
    08-Jan-2021
    Price
    49.64
    Location
    Online
    Posted By
    Price:
    $49.64
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