A certification program based on techniques from CBT, NLP, Metaphors & Mindfulness that provides practical step by step guide on different ways to quickly and effectively work with anxiety​

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July 5th to July 8th '2022 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm English
Aug 6th & Aug 7th '2022 10:30 am to 6:00 pm English
Sept 6th to Sept 9th '2022 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm English

Here is your invitation to transform your work with anxiety clients...

Thoery 20%
Discussions 30%
Practice 50%

You'll see HOW to turn theory into practice.

The Anxiety Counselling Certification Course focuses on developing skills assessing and working with different types of anxiety.

  • Practical
  • Result Oriented
  • Online
  • Step-by-step

In this comprehensive step by step training

  • You’ll learn more than just the "whats and whys," you'll also learn the "hows" of actual treatment.
  • You'll develop the confidence to empower your clients with precise strategies to overcome and prevent anxiety-igniting triggers and thoughts effectively.
  • You’ll end this course fully prepared to integrate Eclectic approach based strategies that motivate lasting change in clients.

With the help of

  • In-session demonstrations
  • Engaging discussion
  • Supervised practice sessions
  • Expert guidance and support

You will not only be able to see your learning in action but also get the hands-on experience that will give you the confidence to start working with clients right after the completion of the course.

 Imagine the relief your clients will experience with this effective, breakthrough treatment.

Imagine the satisfaction you'll feel knowing that your clients' outcomes stem from effective training, skill development, and practice.

Imagine the confidence you'll have when treating even your most challenging clients.

Whether you are starting afresh or have been a practising psychologist for years you'll find that taking this course is a step in the right direction

Session Flow:

  1. The focus of the first session is on understanding the nature of anxiety and the common signs and symptoms of anxiety. You will then explore the sources of anxiety and the underlying causes that lead to anxiety.
  2. In session two, you will learn to build rapport and understand how to work with clients online. We will help you get an insight into various presenting problems and then define the actual problem including the feelings, triggers, symptoms.
    You will also understand that there can be different types of clients and how to begin working with each type of client. By the end of the course, you would be able to work with clients who are not able to define their current situation clearly, clients who are not able to describe the feelings and the triggers, and clients who are overwhelmed with anxiety. Once you learn to help the client define the problem, you will also learn to help the client define a clear outcome for therapy.
  3. In this session, you will develop skills to identify specific thoughts and physical feelings that lead to anxiety. Further, you will learn to identify helpful thoughts to replace the triggering thoughts. Once these have been identified, you will learn how to recondition these thoughts to replace anxiety with the desired feeling.
  4. In the last session, you will train in a unique process devised at ICHARS to help the client work with unconscious elements that may be triggering anxiety. And in the end, we will bring it all together in a step-by-step process, you can follow with your clients.

What you will learn during this practitioners certification

  • A framework to build the session from scratch, proceed in a step-by-step format and end it well.
  • Efficient ways of accessing the different causes that lead to anxiety
  • Specific strategies from NLP & CBT to help clients overcome anxiety triggered by repetitive thought patterns
  • Metaphor based techniques to help clients quickly release anxiety
  • Mindfulness-based techniques to help the client learn to experience calmness
  • Strategies that can be applied in the current stages of the pandemic, as well as long after the pandemic is over.

You will be able to after the Anxiety Counselling Certification

  • Develop rapport, establish a therapeutic alliance and help the client define their concerns quickly and effectively
  • Questions to help you identify triggers causing anxiety
  • To help clients understand and manage different emotions like Anxiety, helplessness, Anger, Guilt...
  • Use a solution-focused approach to help the client deal with anxiety related to future
  • Work in different contexts arising out of the pandemic eg. work from home, kids, loss of a job, loved ones, etc.

Who should attend the Anxiety Counselling Certification:

This course is specially designed for mental health professionals, healthcare workers, practising life coaches, and others already working in the area of mental health and wellbeing.

This Professional Level Online Course on Anxiety Management is an in-depth study course and considered as an add-on qualification for professional counsellors and practising life coaches. It is also suitable for study alongside a traditional counselling qualification.

Why Anxiety Counselling Certification:

The COVID19 pandemic has resulted in creating not just the obvious problems related to physical health but it has triggered various many mental health issues and exaggerated existing ones.  We are probably just starting to scratch the surface of the real extent of the impact this pandemic will have in the long run.

It is extremely important for mental health practitioners to be prepared for the large inflow of clients that may need help in the coming months and maybe even years. The techniques covered during this course have been applied successfully with more than 500 clients via online counselling both in 1 to 1 session and group sessions during the time of the lockdown itself.

Mental health practitioners who are looking for an effective yet structured approach to work with different causes leading to anxiety would find this course extremely useful. We have intentionally kept the theory limited to only the extent necessary to work with clients via the medium of online counselling and the focus of the program is more on various practical applications.

Course Prospectus


The training does not give you the license to practice counselling but is aimed at enhancing your therapy skills. Please check your state/national laws to practice therapy and ethical guidelines for your region.

The participant is fully responsible for the therapy sessions they conduct and their outcomes, the trainer or the institute takes no responsibility arising out of the sessions that the participant conducts.

Course Instructors

Misba Shah

Director: Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Related Sciences (ICHARS)
Founder: ICHARS Support Foundation
Specialization: Family Constellation

A dedicated and passionate trainer cum facilitator with extensive experience in the domain of Human Resource, Training & Development and performance enhancement.

Mamta Sharma

Founder: ICHARS Support Foundation
Specialization: Positive Psychology

With a passion for understanding how the mind works, she uses her expertise as a Life Coach and a Counselling Psychologist to help individuals nurture and develop their mental abilities

Nitin Shah

Author: Destiny of Choice
Founder: ICHARS Support Foundation
CEO: Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Related Sciences (ICHARS)

Renowned transformative coach who is committed to guiding change facilitators like Coaches, Psychologists and Trainers into their highest potential

Course Curriculum

    • Anxiety and its Causes 00:15:00
    • Understanding Thought Restructuring 00:25:00
    • Process to work with client facing Anxiety issues 00:03:00
    • Why thought restructing the ICHARS way 00:03:00
    • Demo – Help Client Define Problem 00:09:00
    • Process – Help clients define problem 00:08:00
    • Identifing and overcoming hindrances to defining a problem clearly 00:20:00
    • Abstract Metaphor – Demo and Explanation 00:20:00
    • FLIP 00:35:00
    • Demo and Explanation – Define Outcome 00:10:00
    • Examples of Outcome Framing 00:08:00
    • Outcome framing – Overall process and next steps 00:15:00
    • Change Processes 00:26:00
    • When Then Statements Demo and Explanation 00:48:00
    • Helping Clients Identify Unconscious Thoughts 00:05:00
    • Transformational Metaphor 00:33:00
    • Kinesthetic Playstation – Demo and Explanation 00:07:00
    • Overall Step By Step Process for Anxiety Counselling 00:08:00
    • Case Discussions and Questions 00:10:00


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  1. Avatar for Nitin Shah

    anxiety counselling certification


    simple and powerful techniques very well explained by Misba, :)thank you for an enriching 4 days

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    Anxiety Counseling


    Excellent workshop,lot of tools to deal with anxiety related issues were taught,very interactive and useful.
    Misba made the sessions very lively and patiently answered all our queries

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    Anxiety counseling


    Brilliant techniques, use of techniques from cbt, mindfulness and relaxation procedures that can be directly applied in therapeutic settings.

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    Anxiety Counselling Certification Course – Online


    It is very engaging course.the thing I liked the most is practice session over every topic covered and it’s like a real world session and shadowing all put together. Wonderful, and worth taking.

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    Sinta Shaji JohnOctober 3, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Anxiety Counselling Short Course


    A very interesting and valuable experience. It gave me a good grounding in the basics of anxiety counselling’s. Although a short course, the workshop helped to learn new techniques and strategies to work with my clients. Thoroughly enjoyed the learning and highly recommend this course to all the practitioners. Thanks to ICHAR team especially Mizba for the amazing tutoring .

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    Very knowledgeable, got a great inside too.

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    Anxiety counselling


    Amazing & wonderful course… This course taught many good techiques and even each technique was practice which is one of the best part.Each one should do anxiety course.

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    Pranamya KarkalaJanuary 9, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Anxiety counseling certification


    My experience in the anxiety counseling workshop was amazing. The curriculum and the practical aspect of it was very well put through. Kudos to Misba ma’am and the team for organizing the course.

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    Dr. Madhur RathiFebruary 6, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Anxiety counselling was intriguing


    The anxiety counseliing workshop that I attended with Mamta Sharma ma’am was an exciting and intriguing experience. I have been working with my clients for anxiety, so after this course I feel more confident carrying more skills with me. The course is very well structured and interaction practice oriented. It helps everyone to understand and implement even if you may or may not have any psychology background. It’s an experience one must go through.

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    Anxiety Counseling Certification


    Detailed, interactive session, and very good practical practise ensuring students doesn’t have any doubt.

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    Anxiety Counselling Certification


    The course is very easy to understand. Mamta Ma’am did a great job in explaining every process very clearly and in a crisp manner. I loved how the course is organized and structured. I also appreciate how it allows you to practice after going through each step which makes you feel more confident about applying those skills that you learned.

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    Shanaiya AzavedoFebruary 6, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Brilliant and Practically applicable


    The course was well structured and organized. The course material was skillfully delivered by the trainer with several demonstrations. Focusing on the practical application of theories and models, the course is a perfect blend of theory, practice and situational examples. I found the processes to be useful both in terms of increasing my practical knowledge and skills as well as applicable to managing and solving problems in my own life. This course is a must for psychologists and trainers.

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    Anxiety counseling


    The course was really very informative. It was an excellent experience. Learn lot of interesting Techniques

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    Kaushiki RastogiMarch 4, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Amazing Experience


    Had a great time learning how to apply techniques I previously learned as a part of the ICHARS 45 hours internship. Looking forward to putting my learning to good use. Thank you so much Nitin sir, Misba ma’am and Dhivya ma’am.

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    Anxiety Counseling Certification


    It was a really good experience with ICHARS. Everything is in format and well explained. Not only Mishba Ma’am shows us the demonstrations, but we were also asked to perform them. It was really engaging, Though it was in online mode, I didn’t feel anything was missing. It was engaging. I loved it. Looking forward to doing more with ICHARS.

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    Dr. Richa PainoliMarch 6, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Anxiety Counselling- A great learning Experience


    Thank You Ms. Misba for the workshop and making it an enriching learning experience. This workshop has equipped me with greater clarity especially, in ways to combine sequentially the cognitive approach with hypnosis to deal with difficult clients.

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    Anxiety Counseling Workshop


    Nice course

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    Anxiety Counselling Certification Course


    The course is very structured and easy to understand. It gives us a proper guide of what techniques we can use to help the clients overcome their problem. It also gives us a practical exposure of how we can use these techniques in our sessions.

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    Good course!


    It’s my second course with ICHARS and it’s really helpful just like the former one. The best things about the course is the thought restructuring process, abstract metaphors and mindfulness practice. The instructors are patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommended course..

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    Anxiety Counselling Course


    Very helpful sessions. Learnt many tools and techniques to help the client to handle the anxiety and stress.

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