Jennifer Abel

  • Worry Management

  • Stress Relief

  • Empowerment

  • Productivity 

  • Mindfulness




About Jennifer Abel

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 into 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

Failing is the Path to Success: Ease on Down the Road

"If you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying," is a phrase you may have heard. But do you know the keys to turn your failures into success? Dr. Abel has failed more than most people, and yet she is very successful. In this keynote, learn how people who are successful deal with failure differently than those who aren’t. Gain confidence by changing your perspective about your failures and yourself. An expert in overcoming anxiety, Dr. Abel will share insights on managing your anxiety to help you work smarter, not harder. In this interactive seminar experience strategies that will help you succeed by learning to increase energy, while decreasing stress and anxiety.

  • Learn three ways that successful people handle failures differently

  • Understand and be able to increase your energy while decreasing stress and anxiety

  • Why positive thinking often doesn’t work and how to change your perspective to boost your confidence

  • Know how highly successful people from entrepreneurs to athletes turned their failures into success

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 costs 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 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

  • Learn at least ten ways to lower your anxiety and stress in 5 seconds

  • Understand why a five-minute time commitment is all you need to reduce stress

Stress Relief for Healthcare Providers on the Frontlines of COVID-19

Healthcare providers on the frontlines are overwhelmed, traumatized, and exhausted from witnessing an unprecedented amount of suffering, death, and added responsibilities. In this experiential seminar discover simple coping strategies you can use during your busy shift without stopping your flow of activity.  Understand why your previous efforts to manage your worry and anxiety have failed and what to do to cope better. Create habits that will help you to conserve energy. Learn to manage lateral violence. Know what to do between your shifts to improve your mental and physical health.

  • Active relaxation to maintain relatively calm and conserve energy.

  • Four ways to trick anxiety by inviting it instead of fighting it.

  • To handle your grief, anger, and frustration in healthy ways.

  • Why positive thinking is often ineffective and how to make it useful.

What People Are Saying…

APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner at UnitedHealth Group
Stress Relief for Providers on the Frontlines of COVID-19 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.
Professor of Applied Sport Psychology Montclair State University
Over the last 40 years, I’ve attended hundreds of conferences, trainings and seminars, and there is no presenter anywhere better than Dr. Abel.

"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.

- Jennifer Abel



The Anxiety, Worry And Depression

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.

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Active Relaxation

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.

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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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