The attention training technique causally reduces self-focus following worry provocation and reduces cognitive anxiety among self-focused individuals.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The attention training technique (ATT) is a component of metacognitive therapy developed to interrupt self-focused, threat-based processing underlying anxiety disorders. Whereas extant research supports the benefits of ATT, including in relation to anxiety reduction, study findings lead to equivocal conclusions as to whether ATT… CONTINUE READING