Chronic Anxiety Workshop with Dr. David Carbonnell

Chronic Anxiety Workshop with Dr. David Carbonnell

Please join us for this 6 CEU event!

Do you ever wish you had more tools to help you treat people with chronic anxiety disorders?

Would you like to help your clients more effectively and permanently change their anxiety responses?

Join us for a day of informative and practical strategies for helping even those with the most persistent anxiety disorders change their brains and experience relief from even a life time of worry!

Dr. David Carbonell, author, therapist, national lecturer and humorist will teach us to:

  1. a) Break the self-defeating anti-anxiety cycle
  2. b) Free clients from Panic Disorder
  3. c) Help clients quiet their mind and experience relief from chronic worry
  4. d) Eliminate the barriers created by Social Anxiety
  5. e) Overcome fears of flying and public speaking


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About Dr. David Carbonnell

Dr. Carbonell approaches problems of chronic anxiety, not as a disease or disorder that needs to be fixed or cured, but as an understandable part of life, one that naturally occurs when people get “tricked” by their physiology and “common sense” into fearing and opposing the physical sensations and automatic worries that comprise anxiety. In his view, the 45 million Americans with an anxiety disorder are people who have becomecaught up in a counterproductive struggle against their anxiety, a struggle akin to “putting out fires with gasoline”, one whichincreasingly complicates and degrades their lives rather than providing the relief they originally hoped to attain. His method is to help people walk a different path, one that fosters recovery by disengaging from the constant “anti-anxiety” struggles that maintains their present difficulties.

Effective Strategies for Chronic Anxiety

Attend this workshop and take home effective strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Paradoxical Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and traditional CBT, blended and delivered in a unique and innovative way. This workshop will show you how to empower your clients with anxiety disorders to see themselves as good, capable people who have been fooled by anxiety, rather than defective people who need to be protected.

Join Dr. Carbonell for this powerful program. Discover how to motivate your clients to seek out, rather than avoid, the corrective experiences they need for recovery and, in the process, rediscover the hopes and dreams they had for life before they were obscured by the anti-anxiety struggle.

OBJECTIVES of this Workshop on Chronic Anxiety

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain how anxiety tricks people into getting stuck – and how to turn that around
  2. Disarm anxiety about treatment and build a strong working relationship with even the mostanxious clients.
  3. Describe strategies to help clients recover from Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder,Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Specific Phobias, with or without the help of medications.
  4. Identify techniques to help relieve your client’s shame, blame and excessive self-protection.
  5. Apply powerful methods to help clients with chronic anxiety disorders.
  6. Demonstrate simple breathing techniques which not only restore comfortable breathing, but serveas a metaphor to guide future responses to anxiety.

More on Dr. David Carbonnell

Effective treatment methods for anxiety disorders were just starting to enter the mainstream when David Carbonell, Ph.D. began his career as a psychologist over 25 years ago.  He’s been helping people overcome fears and phobias and developing new treatment strategies ever since. Blending humor, compassion, and acceptance with cognitive behavioral methods, Dr. Carbonell has taught his innovative treatment methods to more than 7,000 mental health professionals at workshops across the country, and is a frequent speaker at annual conferences of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Dr. Carbonell is the “Coach” at, a popular self- help site, as well as the author of The Worry Trick (New Harbinger Publications, 2016) and Panic Attacks Workbook (Ulysses Press, 2004). He was one of the first psychologists in the U.S. to develop a group practice devoted solely to the treatment of anxiety disorders, and maintains a clinical practice in Chicago. He has a unique blend of CBT, ACT, Metacognitive Therapy and Paradoxical Therapy to offer people with anxiety disorders, and the professionals who treat them, and it’s his goal for you to leave armed with an approach, and numerous specific tools, that you can use the same day. Clinicians rave about David’s guiding formulation of the Anxiety Trick, the simple, humorous language with which he describes it, and the way he helps you translate it into practical, powerful interventions.

Join him for a day and go home ready to use innovative new strategies for helping anxious clients, bypassing many of the usual obstacles to progress as you guide your clients to recovery.


Register for the Chronic Anxiety Workshop with Dr. David Carbonnell Now!


Dr. Carbonell is also the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of psychotherapists which regularly performs for mental health conferences in Chicago and nearby, and also at area clubs and theaters.

8:00 A.M. –   8:30 A.M      Registration and beverages:      .

10:15 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.     Morning break:

12:00 P.M. –  1:00 P.M.      Lunch on your own:

(Conveniently located cafeteria on-site for you to purchase a lunch.)

2:30 P.M. –  2:45 P.M.       Afternoon break:

4:30 P.M.                             Program will conclude:

The Juniper Center is approved by the State of Illinois as a Continuing Education Sponsor.

Psychology License Number 268.000046

Social Work License Number 159.001287

Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor License Number 197.000230

Marriage and Family Therapist License Number 168.000215


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Entrance 37

Free parking. Please use Parking Lot C


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