MindTrails: Using technology to change anxious thinking in the real world
Anxious individuals of all ages tend to interpret situations in threatening ways – a racing heart doesn’t just mean you ran up the stairs quickly, it is interpreted as a sign of an impending heart attack! New research suggests we can provide focused training to change this unhealthy thinking pattern and deliver the training by phone or computer, greatly increasing access to care. This is especially important for people who are reticent to seek treatment in person or who don’t have access to evidence-based care; a serious issue given the millions of people struggling with anxiety disorders who do not receive adequate care.
Don’t miss this interesting public lecture by Professor Bethany Teachman – Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.