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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9th November to 12th November 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm English
4th December & 5th December 10:30 am to 5:30 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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    maindolaaishwarya99June 21, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Review about online anxiety councelling course


    The workshop was really knowledge and helpful for me . The best thing was that it was a interactive process and we had practice to apply practically whatever we have learned. I am really thankful to Nitin sir that he explained every therapy very nicely and easily .

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    Best Learning Experience.


    Enrolling myself for the Anxiety Counseling Workshop was the best decision. The contents have been designed and structured in a way that they become easy to understand and practically apply. My sincere thanks to Nitin Sir for giving a reliable platform where we are taught using the best and the most structured methods.

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    Purohit Sanjna HareshJune 21, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Worth enrolling


    We’ll structured course. Amazingly conducted by Nitin Shah. This course helped me built confidence in taking up online therapy sessions. Learned so many techniques and strategies in just 4 days. The best part about learning this online was the breakthrough rooms that Nitin Shah created for us participants, to practice with each other.

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    Anxiety certification course in which I enrolled myself really was a right choice. The best part of the course is the interaction with eachother to practice. The way Nitin sir explains and approach the concept is very much appreciable. By knowing appropriate techniques and strategies I am feeling confident. Special thanks to Nitin sir for providing knowledge in a very simple and systematic way.

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    mallikasnayak93June 22, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Anxiety therapy


    By enrolling to this course I took the right step … I learnt quite a lot … Nitin sir teaches each step with patience and the best part is immediately practice in breakout sessions… He doesn’t hurry …he handles with great patience any questions during the session ands asks if we understood otherwise he makes u understand again… He demonstrates the process once on one participant… So inspite of many steps to follow he ensures we understood it…

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    Sudha Ramani KeerthyJune 23, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Anxiety counseling course


    I am happy that I got enrolled in this program as Nitin sir taught each and every technique so explicitly. Now I am really feeling very confident to counsel be it online or offline. Also I am confident to conduct group sessions for students as well as teachers using these techniques which I never thought of doing in my life. The breakthrough rooms really gave an opportunity to revise and apply practically then and there whatever sir taught. It helped to remember each and every technique without struggle. Thank you so much sir for starting this learning platform. I would recommend who ever are aspiring to help people, to opt for this course to learn well structured yet easy to implement methods.

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    Vijay R PanikarJune 23, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Anxiety course


    Well designed course with practical structuring . Learned to start and proceed with a session with out wasting time.
    Could correct several steps for effective therapy, also learning techniques to apply at right place and time. Also could clear many doubts during interactions. Nitin Sir’s unbelievable enthusiasm and patience was very inspiring to learn.

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    In these testing times where Anxiety has become one of the primary sources of our unhappiness comes a very good and very well structured course on Anxiety from ICHARS. Nitin not only teaches you how to tackle anxiety and pin point the underlying reason for its cause but also helps to get hands on experience of the techniques taught by him through practice with the co – participants in addition to patiently answering every question thrown his way. All of it is done online and helps gain first hand knowledge on understanding how to do the counselling session with your client in an online platform. Precise and powerful tools to deal with anxiety along with the brilliance of Nitin makes this course a must do for any counsellor/therapist/coach.

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    This has been a very insightful course. The added advantage is that ICHARS has made sure that we are able to apply the theory into practise immediately. The concepts have been made very clear and Nitin made sure that each of the query was answered with patience and upto the satisfaction. I had done CBT around 7-8 years back and this was a really really great referesher course. Looking forward to many more interactions in the future.

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    Hi I am Amita Devnani I have completed my Anxiety workshop with ichars .
    It’s been a wonderful experience the learning is very crisp and informative it equips us in better way to do anxiety counseling.
    Its methodology is very simple and effective and systematic which enables us to deal with such clients

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    Worth participating.Lots of learning


    ICHARS cleared lots of doubts on anxiety and the training program was very crisp and to the point. The best part of this workshop was it provided me a framework for counseling with more accuracy and perfection. The trainer Nitin Shah is loaded with lots of knowledge and deals very patiently and answers all doubts and queries with expertise.

    Great experience and lots of learning.

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    Sunita Kalla MathurAugust 8, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Very useful course on Anxiety Counselling


    This course has been very insightful and very useful. It was conducted very well in a systematic and crisp manner along with the practice sessions made it easy to register. Queries were very patiently answered .I am feeling more confident to handle cases related to Anxiety now , with the help of useful strategies discussed during the course.Nitin Sir conducts the session
    amazingly FIVE STARS TO HIM. I feel my skills, have been enhanced considerably by being part of this course.

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    It was a wonderful experience with Mamta mam. She explains very patiently and the way she delivers messages is very appealing.
    Thank you to the whole team.

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    Shivantika SaxenaOctober 8, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Very informative and helpful course.


    The course was really really informative and helpful, don’t think I would have received such clear and structured knowledge elsewhere. Mamta ma’am taught with such patience and answered all the doubts we had. After the course, I am feeling so confident to deal with someone who might be struggling with anxiety, my skills have definitely enhanced. Looking forward to doing more such courses.

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    Great great great course

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    Enriching experience


    The anxiety counseling course has been truly amazing. Learned a lot of ways to deal with the anxiety of the client. The best part was how all the techniques were taught so well. And I feel more confident now and I’ll be able to apply all the skills learnt effectively with my clients. So thankyou so much Mamta ma’am, Nitin sir and Misba ma’am for giving this amazing opportunity to learn about the anxiety Counselling. It was truly an enriching experience for me.

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    Farhat Jahan khanOctober 8, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Anxiety counselling


    It’s been a wonderful experience learning anxiety course with ICHARS,lot of doubts were cleared,got a proper structured as in how to begin which is very rare to find in courses offered outside.
    I did relationship counselling+anxiety counselling and the experience was great in both the cases.

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    A very well structured and comprehensive course with best of mentors. The mock sessions provide a great platform to practice the techniques in a safe space and learn from our mistakes. A go-to course for any budding professional.

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    aakanshakhanna33November 5, 2020 at 4:59 pm


    Its an amazing experience altogether, such practical techniques and skills which prove to be useful in session with clients. The detail with which both Mamta ma’am and Misba ma’am explain each type of clients, how to tackle them, under what situation which type of technique to be used is perfect as you get you learn so much. Its truly enriching experience for anyone who wants to upskill and become a better psychologist

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    The Anxiety counseling course was really great. learnt all the basics of how to deal with the anxiety of clients and factors related to it. Feeling more confident now. Now I will be able to deal with the basic anxiety of clients.
    Thank You Soo much

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    Online Anxiety Counselling Course


    The online counselling course was equivalent to an offline one. Learnt beautiful models and techniques. And applying them successfully. It is a wonderful course. Thanks team ICHARS.

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    Anxiety Counselling Course


    Wonderful course with great techniques. Great decision to be a part of this course.

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    Great training experience


    Nice and crisp training with structured steps and session flows , new concepts and an amlgamation of ideas .lots to learn .

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    Very well structured


    the online course was very well conducted, with a practical, step by step process that can be used to overcome clients anxiety in long run.

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    Cherise D'souzaApril 4, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Anxiety Counseling Course


    Very insightful course. Learnt many new strategies and also got an opportunity to practice all of them. The course has also helped me develop practical skills.

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    Anxiety councelling course


    This was really very nice and maam explained it very well and learned all the basics that how to deal with the people with anxiety and I am really very excited to practice this in real world , thankyou ma’am ❤️

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    Hemali AcharyaApril 4, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Anxiety counselling


    I liked the contents and the flow of the course. Techniques shared were really helpful. Most important is the practice given for each step.

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    Dr Satnam Singh DeolApril 4, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Anxiety Counselling Course


    I have been counselling and providing therapy for the last 12 years. In all my years of training , never have a done a course on Anxiety as comprehensive and complete as this. You get an A to Z , procedure as well therapeutic skills to handle all clients coming to get relief from anxiety. Invaluable to anyone contemplating a helping profession of anyking and at any position.

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    manshachawla13June 6, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    anxiety conselling course


    I am a student and want to be a clinical psychologist this will help me to be more good at counseling my clients in the future. you will get a-z procedure and how to deal with your clients who are suffering from anxiety

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    kanishka BhatiJune 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Anxiety Counselling certfication


    The course gave a practical exposure, of how to go about in dealing with clients who come up with anxiety related issues. Very interesting and useful techniques were taught and we were given a chance to practice them on fellow members. I feel more equipped in terms of techniques and processes that I can use while practicing.

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    Shashin NagarcenkarJune 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Anxiety Counselling Course


    What I liked the best in the course was hands-on mode. It was ensured everyone actually understood the techniques and also was able to perform on their partners. Even though I am an NLP coach, there was a lot of learning. I would recommend this course to all.

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    Anxiety Counselling workshop


    excellent experience with the team

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    Anxiety Workshop


    Very Practical Exercises

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    Anxiety Counselling Workshop


    It was a great learning exercise. The best part about the course is that you get to learn the whole step by step process on how to go about the session with a client and it also focuses on how to deal with different types of clients.

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    Goparanjan MohapatraJuly 9, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Anxiety workshop


    excellent experience with the team

  36. Avatar for Nitin Shah

    Finally understood how to work with clients who suffer from anxiety


    As a coach I’d always wondered if I have the necessary skills to work with anxiety-ridden clients. Found this course incredibly useful, and I am confident now that I’ll be able to help them. Recommended.

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    Anxiety Counselling workshop


    I learned a lot of new interesting techniques to help my clients with anxiety.

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    Anxiety Counselling


    Its always amazing to learn anything from ICHARS. the structure and the application of the course is amazing and highly practical.

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    Productive day to understand Anxiety Management


    The session was very meticulous with 90% practical sessions break out sessions with examples to understand the practical applications and also the curriculum design was fabulous

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    Lakshmi Narayanan SrinivasanAugust 8, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Anxiety Counselling Course - an excellent primer for aspiring counsellors


    I have attended the anxiety counselling course facilitated by mamta who did an excellent job of making us understand and practice step by step from receiving the client and helping him discover a solution and action plan to help him over anxiety and how to make the client commit to the action plan. I came looking for a structure with which to begin and end counselling sessions with the client. I got it and there was a never dull moment in the trianing programme

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    Very informative &structured course with step by step instructions to help the client. It was a very interesting workshop.

  42. Avatar for Nitin Shah

    Anxiety counselling workshop


    Really insightful and informative workshop

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    Anxiety Counselling Certification


    It was an amazing course. It was very interactive and Misba makes sure that everyone participates and learns all the content of the course. After studying psychology in school and college and then in masters, I finally got to learn what actually happens in a session.

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    Anxiety Counselling Certification


    Interactive, information and ample practice

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    Shobha TahilramaniSeptember 10, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Anxiety Counselling


    I got to know the detailed insight of Anxiety Counselling – tool, techniques, application and process which can be used with the client. it was great learning and practicing in the session.

  46. Avatar for Nitin Shah

    Anxiety Counseling


    Wonderful course, to help clients particularly with anxiety issues. Systematic, structure and very precise to understand their issues and helping them to cope with the same. Techniques are very interesting and effective as well.

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    anxiety counseling certification course


    excellent course with experiential practice of each and every technique taught.

  48. Avatar for Nitin Shah

    Anxiety Counselling Course


    I have learned various interesting techniques and it was a very practical course.

  49. Avatar for Nitin Shah

    Anxiety Counseling Certification


    Very informative, interactive and insightful workshop. It was amazing to see that we were actually able to practice our learnings via breakout rooms.

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    Oliver Jordan BuckSeptember 10, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Anxiety Counselling Workshop


    This was a very useful course that shares practical techniques that can be used to help clients that are struggling with Anxiety related triggers. I would highly recommend this course as it was a great experience and the content that was shared was very insightful.

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    Anxiety Counselling workshop


    We learned so many techniques which we can use with clients and the range of practical ideas was really great. For me, the timings were not kept and that put pressure on me and my other commitments. If the course is planned for 3 hours for 4 days, we should be able to complete it in that time and it is not fair to ask participants to add on 30-60 minutes extra every day for 4 days when we have meetings, clients, kids to collect from school and other plans. I liked that we got to practice all the techniques as that really helped in being able to use it with clients. Lots of useful information but it needs to be completed within the time limit and if conversations go off topic, the teacher needs to bring it back to stick to timings.

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    Anxiety Counselling Certification


    The course was an excellent experience with lots of practical exposure. It was very structured and informative.

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    anxiety counselling workshop


    learned alot of techniques to help the client reduce anxiety. very helpful session by misba maam.

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    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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