Course Overview

Deconstructing Anxiety: New Advances for Transforming Fear into Fulfillment

This presentation will discuss the Deconstructing Anxiety model and tools as an effective new clinical approach for patients with anxiety.
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2022 Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2022

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

53 minutes

CME Eligible*

1 credit(s)

Detailed Course Info

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Course Description
Learning Objectives
 Course Description

What is this course about?

The Deconstructing Anxiety model is an effective new approach to resolving anxiety. With the revolutionary understanding that anxiety is at the root of any suffering, five core fears--universal themes of loss--are elaborated. Concepts of this approach and techniques will be taught for finding one's core fear and chief defense. Additionally, the concept of Vision Questing, a method for turning the five core fears into the five ingredients for fulfillment will be presented as a tool to move abstract ideals of meaning, purpose and love into actionable steps towards health for patients.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. 
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 31, 2024. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website,, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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 Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to...

  • Describe the core fear/chief defense model of how we build our personalities
  • Utilize new techniques for releasing resistance and resolving anxiety.
  • Apply the principles of "vision questing" for clients with anxiety.

What's included in this course?

This course includes the following:
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  • Video Recording
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

Meet Your Faculty

Todd Pressman, PhD

Todd Evan Pressman, Ph.D. is the founder and director of The Center for Management Excellence, helping businesses and people to achieve extraordinary levels of performance. His work with Olympic athletes honed his understanding of the technologies of mind and body that help those already excellent in their field to become moreso. Recognizing the common traits between elite athletes and successful executives, he developed the Performance Breakthroughs program, promoting excellence in the workplace and releasing the full potential of workers at every level of management.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.