How Not To Worry- The Two-Screen Method® On-demand Homestudy

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Managing Worry & Anxiety

This event was originally presented live on April 24th. This is the on-demand homestudy version.

This Intermediate-level course will focus on a clear and useful way for treating anxious episodes and overwhelming worries. Scott Symington, PhD will present the Two-Screen Method, his novel, evidence-based Mindfulness approach.

Course Description

This course will focus on a clear and useful way of detecting and defusing anxious worries; relieving stress; and acting with purpose—even in the midst of the COVID-19 challenge. 

Right now our country, and the world, is faced with a legitimate threat that requires thoughtfulness, problem solving, cautious living, and new levels of tolerance for the unknown. How do we face these current realities—and the task of keeping ourselves and our families safe—without getting stressed out and overwhelmed with worries? 

In this course, you will learn Dr. Symington’s user-friendly application of mindfulness called the Two-Screen Method®. The method allows you to quickly organize your internal experience and separate out destructive thoughts and feelings from those that are helpful and life-giving, allowing you to see when healthy mental problem solving has turned into worry in disguise. 

In this course, Dr. Symington will begin by reviewing the emergence of mindfulness in psychology, along with the research supporting its effectiveness in treating a range of psychological symptoms and disorders.

After highlighting the relative strengths and weaknesses of mainstream mindfulness therapies, Dr. Symington will present his novel approach to applying mindfulness principles which was featured in his recently released book by New Harbinger Publications: Freedom from Anxious Thoughts & Feelings: A Two-Step Mindfulness Approach for Moving Beyond Fear & Worry

By the end of the course, you will be equipped with a new, intuitive way of applying mindfulness and de-energizing problematic thoughts and feelings, while converting anxious energy into purposeful, loving action. You will find the Two-Screen Method to be highly useful for both yourself and the clients you serve. 

Learning Objectives

  • 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. 
  •  Describe the role mental attention and emotional reactivity has in energizing thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. 
  • Apply a two-step mindfulness approach, both personally and in a therapeutic context, to reduce anxious thoughts and feelings. 

With this novel approach, 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 de-energizing painful and problematic internal experiences, is using the presence of worries and anxious feelings as a catalyst for value-based behaviors and loving-action.

Why did we create this course?


This on-demand homestudy course is approved by the APA, Florida Board of Psychology, MS MFT and Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling for 3 asynchronous CE credits (which typically covers most states, including Pennsylvania).

Bookshelf to Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Bookshelf to Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Important: Following the purchase of this course you must register for the session using the GoToWebinar link emailed to the email address you had provided when you set up your Bookshelf to Couch account. Please check all of your email folders in case you are unable to locate this email in your inbox.

To learn more about how Course Programming levels are determined, visit our FAQ page.

Intermediate-level programs build upon a participant’s foundational knowledge of the literature and/or experience in the topic presented. Intermediate courses include more depth than introductory courses and also serve as refresher for clinicians who have background in the content area and wish to learn more contemporary science and clinical applications. Note: Anyone is welcome to enroll in any of our courses regardless of the level of programming of the course.

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Course Information:

Date: On-demand

Register for the recorded webinar using the GoToWebinar link emailed to you at the time of purchase.

Duration: 3 hours

After viewing the full recording, you need to pass the post-test with a 75% passing grade in order to receive your CE certificate. You will be prompted to print your certificate after you had passed the post-test.

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