Stress and anxiety are a part of life, no question. But chronic stress and worry, if left unchecked, can harm both your physical and mental health. The first step to controlling your body’s responses to stress is to control your breathing, using these simple techniques.
Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, is the author of 6 books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, including her most recent book for the general public, The 10 Best Anxiety Busters.An expert on the treatment of anxiety and depression, she has extensive training and expertise in the neurobiology of psychological disorders.She earned her M.A. specializing in psychodrama and play therapy with children.Dr. Wehrenberg has years of experience as a drug and alcoholism counselor, working with the U.S. Army in Germany and Lutheran Social Services in Illinois.She also has training in trauma treatment, EMDR and Thought Field Therapy.She has a private psychotherapy practice in Naperville, IL, specializing in treating anxiety.In addition to clinical work, she coaches business professionals on managing anxiety, she frequently contributes articles for Psychotherapy Networker magazine, and she has produced Relaxation for Tension and Worry, a CD for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery to use with anxious clients.Her book, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, published by W.W. Norton, is a consistent top seller for anxiety management.You can find her on the web at www.margaretwehrenberg.com.
Financial: Margaret Wehrenberg maintains a private practice.She is an author with W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties.She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Margaret Wehrenberg is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Anxiety Disorder Association of America.