International speaker Dr Jennifer L. Abel has engaged over 300 audiences with her expertise in anxiety and worry. A gifted storyteller, she uses relatable personal illustrations, humor, metaphors, demonstrations, audience participation, and pop-cultural tie-ins for a memorable and empowering experience. Her keynotes draw on 30 years as a clinical psychologist utilizing creative and evidence-based approaches.

The author of three books; Dr. Abel’s latest, The Anxiety, Worry, and Depression Workbook, is a best-seller. Her therapy decks are also very popular. The Melt Worry & Relax Card Deck and Melt Anxiety & Relax Card Deck for Kids, each provide 56 insights and tools based on research and clinical experience.

Dr. Abel’s focus on anxiety disorders began during her graduate work and continued on internship. She completed a post-doc at Penn State working exclusively with individuals suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (characterized by excessive and uncontrollable worry) before being promoted to Assistant Director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute there. Dr. Abel retired from decades of private practice to focus exclusively on sharing her expertise with large audiences through speaking engagements

Featured Topics:

Why Efforts to Control Worry & Anxiety Fail

Worry affects nearly everyone. It can cause depression, irritability, anxiety disorders, insomnia, and it contributes to a multitude of medical problems. Understand how fighting anxiety fuels it and that learning to catch worry spirals early is a key to being relaxed. Learn several safe and effective coping strategies in this interactive presentation. Experience simple and practical solutions for overcoming anxiety at work and home. Create new habits that can significantly improve your mental and physical health. The best news is that these tools are designed to take little or no time out of your busy schedule.

  • Learn to break the worry habit by nipping the anxiety spiral in the bud!
  • Experience four ways to trick anxiety by inviting it instead of fighting it.
  • Understand why positive thinking often doesn’t work and what to do about it,
  • Be able to use several other tips to help you live a calmer life.

Stress Relief for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers are often emotionally stressed and physically drained. In addition, they usually are not as good at taking care of themselves as they are of others. In this experiential seminar discover simple coping strategies you can use during your busy shift without stopping your flow of activity. Learn tips for self-care at work and between shifts.

Create habits that will help you to conserve energy. Tips for managing lateral violence will be included upon request.

  • Learn active relaxation to remain relatively calm and conserve energy.
  • Understand how to handle your grief, anger, and frustration in healthy ways.
  • Why positive thinking is often ineffective and how to make it useful.
  • Learn additional coping strategies including mindfulness and self-care

Active Relaxation: Increase Productivity by Decreasing Stress

Many people are under the false assumption that managing stress will make them less productive. To the contrary, stress causes corporations billions of dollars in sick days, turnover, and loss in productivity resulting from burnout and fatigue. In addition, most hard-working people erroneously believe that they do not have time to relax or take breaks. In this keynote learn how taking smart breaks actually increases productivity without taking more time. Also, experience several anxiety management strategies you can use throughout the day without stopping your flow of activity to save energy.

  • Learn to work smarter, not harder.
  • Master differential relaxation; a way to conserve energy to have more at the end of the day.
  • Understand a smart way to take breaks that actually results in producing more in days work.
  • Understand why a five-minute time commitment is all you need to reduce stress.

What people are saying…

Professor of Applied Sport Psychology (Montclair State University)

“Over the last 40 years, I’ve attended hundreds of conferences, training’s and seminars and there is no presenter anywhere better than Dr. Abel.”

APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner at United Health Group

Stress Relief for Providers was excellent. Dr. Abel used active engagement, popular culture tie-ins, and activities designed both for in-class participation and at

home/work practice.


I found that this course nurtured resilience and endurance in me as a nurse, and as a person, empowering me to offer better care to clients in my everyday practice.


Worry is not only useless, it interferes with our ability to problem solve, drains energy, keeps us awake at night, and often makes us sick. Great news! Managing worry and anxiety is easier than you think.


It’s hard to fight back against anxiety, worry and depression … and it’s even harder to face and overcome those fears by yourself.

That’s why anxiety expert Jennifer Abel, PhD, has compiled an interactive workbook that will help you tame anxiety, worry and depression. Backed with science and over 25 years of clinical experience, this easy-to-use guide is full of practical, proven worksheets, self-monitoring forms, exercises and scripts for you to start changing your habits, and start changing your life.

Learn to relax, meditate, improve efficiency, increase energy, and achieve balance. Active Relaxation is chock full of innovative, quick and easy tools involving acceptance, meditation, muscle relaxation, assertiveness, problem solving, procrastination, time-management, and more. Get Free MP3 samples.

Download the track guide to Active and Quiet Relaxation

Want to read a free sample chapter? Take a peek at CHAPTER 5: Don’t Worry, Problem Solve!

Melt Worry and Relax Card Deck: 56 CBT & Mindfulness Strategies to Release Anxiety Cards

This deck provides you with 56 useful and effective anti-anxiety strategies to help you relax. There are four types of color coded cards from clinically proven types of therapy:

1) Thinking cards, based in cognitive therapy which directly changes your thoughts.

2) Being Mindful cards, based in mindfulness, to help you to increase awareness, be in the moment and increase acceptance.

3) Relaxing cards to help you relax your body and thereby your mind.

4) Doing cards, based in behavioral therapy which helps you to change your habits and behaviors to manage anxiety and worry.

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Jennifer's Expertise

Worry Management - 100%
Stress Relief - 100%
Empowerment - 100%
Productivity - 100%
Mindfulness - 100%

“Over the last 40 years, I’ve attended hundreds of conferences, training's and seminars and there is no presenter anywhere better than Dr. Abel.”

Professor of Applied Sport PsychologyMontclair State University


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