How Not To Worry- The Two-Screen Method

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A Two-Step Mindfulness Approach for Defusing Anxious Worries & Expressing Your Best Self

Live Course • April 24th, 2020 • 11am ET/ 8am PDT

35% Off until Friday, April 10th! In the light of concerns regarding travel restrictions and social distancing we would like to help our colleagues out and offer a 35% Off discount for this LIVE online course. Use code LIVECE35 at checkout.

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

Over the last decade, mindfulness-based treatments have risen to prominence in the mental health field with therapies such as ACT, DBT, and MBCT. As helpful as these approaches are, describing mindfulness principles, such as mindful acceptance, in a clear and useful way to clients can be challenging. Especially in critical spaces—in the midst of obsessive worries or an anxious episode—many clients have difficulty accessing and applying the helpful mindfulness strategies reviewed in session. 

In this course, Dr. Symington will review 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 user-friendly application of mindfulness called the Two-Screen Method (featured in his recently released book by New Harbinger Publications), which guides you through the specific mental and emotional steps that defuse anxious thoughts and feelings. 

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 course is approved by the APA, NBCC, MS MFT and Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling for 3 Live (synchronous) CE credits, which count as “in-person” credits in most states.

The recorded homestudy version is approved for 3 CE home-study (asynchronous) credits by the APA. The recorded homestudy will only be available after the live course has taken place.

This online live webinar will meet in 2 sessions:

  • FRI, APR 24, 2020, 08:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • FRI, APR 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Important: Following the purchase of this course you must register for the live 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.

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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: April 24th, 2020

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

Time: 11 am ET / 08 am PT

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