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Saturday, July 30 • 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Disarm OCD with your Bully Proof Vest Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy!

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OCD may be bullying you, but you can disarm it with your Bully Proof Vest. This workshop combines expressive arts, games, and ACT skills. We'll first decorate our vests and then play games. Care to juggle a few balls or play catch? Discover the difference between your “observing self” and your “thinking self” as you play. Prefer to go fishing? Not so quick! You may end up being the fish and getting hooked by OCD! That's okay. You can learn to get unhooked. Develop awareness of thoughts and feelings. Learn how to change your relationship with OCD. Remember fighting, ignoring, arguing, and/or tolerating is short-lived. Instead, come practice making room within you for OCD and whatever it may bring!

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Annabella Hagen, LCSW

Clinical Director, Utah Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Annabella is the clinical director and owner of Utah Therapy for Anxiety Disorders in Provo. Annabella's specialty is working with Anxiety Disorders, Tic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other OC spectrum disorders. She also works with trauma, depression, behavioral and family issues.  | Annabella has worked for various Utah entities as a child therapist and parenting consultant. Annabella enjoys serving her community by... Read More →

Laura Harper, MSW, CSW

Along with CBT and other traditional therapeutic approaches, Laura uses mindfulness as a means of helping the individual develop self-awareness and skills to alleviate distress. Her interest in mindfulness as a therapeutic tool has grown out of a decade-long practice as a yoga instructor. Learning to find that calm center, no matter what the inner or outer turmoil, has been her life-long passion. | | Laura is currently employed at Utah Therapy... Read More →

Nancy Larsen, MSW, CSW

Interacting with clients in therapy is a great passion of mine as I have seen how clinical techniques can truly help someone change for the better. While working at Utah Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, I have implemented Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients struggling with anxiety, OCD and other OCD spectrum disorders. I also have implemented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the foundation for my therapeutic work because of its... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Chicago B/C, 5th Floor

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