Resourcing exercises for strong anxiety/panic

What you will learn

The best way to deal with fear is by attending to it. Whether you do Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, other forms of therapy or mindfulness, the instruction is always to confront yourself with your fears. Yet for some people this might be a step too far, like people with an active trauma. We do need a basic sense of safety in order tolerate fear. 

In this course we will do various resourcing exercises that help you build a basic sense of safety. We won’t work with fear, so you don’t need to be afraid that exercises will be confronting or upsetting. 

Once you trained your resourcing skills (this can be a process of several months like Tara Brach explains in this podcast – start at 19.15), you can then move on and start dealing with your fear directly.

Exercises are used from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Ogden) and Somatic Experiencing (Levine).

You learn new exercises each session, so you don’t have to attend all sessions or take the sessions in a specific order. This course will be repeated regularly.

Format

There are 4 weekly live online group sessions. During the sessions we will do exercises. There is room for questions.

There is an optional follow-up session where you can share about your experiences with doing the resourcing exercises after the course ended and ask any questions.

About the trainer

The course is taught by me, Francisco Beisterveld. I’m a certified mindfulness trainer and EFT-therapist. I work also as a POH-GGZ for the student GP’s office de Uithof/Janskerkhof in Utrecht and GP’s office UT Campus in Enschede. More information about me you can find here.

Details

  • Language: English
  • Price: free. If you have a Dutch health insurance (this includes AON) then all sessions are fully paid by your insurance company. As I offer my services as a POH-GGZ under the supervision of a GP, my sessions are billed like regular GP visits. In The Netherlands GP visits are covered by your “basispakket”, your deductible is not used for it nor will you receive a bill.
  • Location: online through zoom
  • Number of sessions: 4 + 1 optional follow-up session

For whom is this course

This course can be done by anyone. It can be especially valuable:

  • if you suffer from strong fears/anxiety/panic
  • if you sometimes lose or have the fear of losing connection with reality
  • if you have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • if you are bothered by traumatic events without fulfilling all criteria of PTSD
  • if you have find it hard at times to regulate your emotions
  • if you deal with Borderline Personality problems
  • if you have sleeping problems

FAQ

Can I miss a session?

That’s not a problem. 

Are my fears strong enough to legitimate participation?

The skills you learn in this course can be beneficial for everyone. Also if you don’t suffer from anxiety it can be helpful to connect better with feelings of safety. 

Upcoming editions

21 October

Dates: 21, 28 October, 4, 11 November

Time: 17.00 – 17.45