620 – How Not to Stress and Worry: A Two-step Mindfulness Ap-proach for Diffusing Anxious Worries and Fully Living Out Your Faith


Media Format: Audio CD

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Worry and anxiety prevent people from enjoying their lives and fully expressing who they were
designed to be. The challenge for many is knowing how not to worry. In the midst of the
anxious experience, there is often frustration and confusion in how to stop the worrisome
thoughts and defuse the overwhelming feelings. In this workshop, Dr. Symington presents a
user-friendly application of mindfulness called the Two-Screen Method, which shows people
what to do inside their head???the specific mental and emotional steps???to decrease the power
and presence of anxious thoughts and feelings. With this novel approach, featured in his new
book Freedom from Anxious Thoughts & Feelings: A Two-Step Mindfulness Approach for
Moving Beyond Fear & Worry, the evidenced-based strategies of psychology are applied by
relating to the mental image of two screens as directed. An important aspect of the Two-Screen
Method, along with defusing painful and problematic internal experiences, is using the
presence of worries and anxious feelings as a catalyst to live out faith-based values and express
the best parts of self.

Presented by: Scott Symington, Ph. D.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Describe the role mental attention and emotional reactivity has in energizing thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations
  2. Recognize the benefits of mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of anxiety, as well as the challenge of applying mindfulness principles, such as “mindful acceptance,” in the midst of threatening thoughts and feelings
  3. Apply a two-step mindfulness approach, both personally and in a therapeutic context, to reduce anxious thoughts and feelings