How can I deal with anxiety without taking medications?

Online Therapy for Anxiety without taking medications

I recommend online mindfulness therapy. This approach will teach you how to manage anxiety-producing thoughts very effectively. It is usually much better than taking medications which only treat symptoms but do nothing to help you change the underlying process that causes anxiety.



How can I overcome anxiety without medication?

How can I overcome anxiety without medication?

My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional registered therapist based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. I offer online therapy using Skype. Let me answer your questions about psychotherapy via Skype, and when you feel ready, you can a Skype therapy session with me. I typically meet with clients weekly for the first few weeks.

Overcome Anxiety without Medication
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional mindfulness therapist offering mindfulness therapy online for the treatment of anxiety and depression and other emotional problems. If you’d like to learn how to overcome anxiety without medication then I can definitely help you through these online sessions.

Mindfulness therapy teaches us that the prime cause of anxiety is the way that we identify with our emotions and with our thoughts. So what happens is that an emotional reaction gets triggered by triggers, which could be thoughts, they could be external events as a driving anxiety. It could be all range of factors: it could be physical sensations experienced in the body. These are triggers and what the trigger is an eventual emotional reaction. That is psychological and that habitual psychological reaction then triggers reactive thinking and behavioral reactivity, such as avoidance strategies. It also triggers bodily reactions, such as increased heart rate, increased perspiration, reddening of the face, and other common physical sensations associated with anxiety.

These reactions in turn trigger and feed the underlying emotional reaction and so it becomes a vicious circle. The secret is to really learn how to break this this reactive habit, this cycle in which one part triggers another part creating that anxiety. You need to learn for example to be able to isolate the triggers and see triggers without blindly reacting emotionally. We need to be able to see the emotional reactions and hold them in conscious awareness without allowing them to trigger thought reactions, and so on.

And we need to be able to also develop conscious awareness of body sensations that are produced by the anxiety without reacting to those physical sensations in the body with catastrophic thinking and other forms of emotional reaction.

So once we can start to separate these different elements and start to dis-identify from them then we can break the habit that creates the anxiety and feeds it. And once you start feeding the anxiety then the anxiety reaction itself, the emotional reaction, will begin to subside and eventually it will be eliminated or reduced to a normal level.

So this is the subject of mindfulness therapy, we learn how to identify the triggers, the emotional reactions, the thought reactions, the behavioral reactions, and the bodily reactions. We learn to separate each one from the others so that we can break this reactive cycle.

It’s quite easy actually to do. The real problem is that we have never done this before. Most people have never really thought to look at the elements of their emotional reactivity, they just blindly identify with them. But there is, as we say in mindfulness therapy, there is no law that says you have to react in a certain way. The reactions are habits and habits are a product of blindness, of not being seen, as much as anything else.

So if you’d like to learn more about how to overcome anxiety without using medication, then please go to my website and e-mail me, and we can schedule a Skype therapy session at a time that works for you, and I’ll begin teaching you the practical ways of managing your emotional reactivity. So I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.


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Online Therapist for Anxiety

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Skype Therapy – Online Therapy – See a Therapist online over Skype for highly effective online treatment for Depression and Anxiety, Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia, Addictions, and other emotional problems, including Post-traumatic stress. Skype-based Mindfulness Therapy is particularly effective for treating anxiety.

Standard counseling can be beneficial, but often it does not look at the habitual psychological process that creates your anxiety and depression.

The same can be said for medications – the antidepressant may reduce symptoms for a while, but medications are not effective for healing the underlying process that produces your emotional pain.

The kind of psychotherapy that I provide is called Mindfulness Therapy, which is quite successful for controlling all forms of anxiety and for treating chronic depression and other common psychological problems caused by conditioned reactive thinking. Most of my students experience real improvements after 3-4 sessions of psychotherapy via Skype.

Go to my website and email me to learn more about this online psychotherapy service and to organize a therapy session via Skype with me.

This online counseling service is available world-wide, including the USA, UK and Europe. All you need is a reliable internet connection and you can start online psychotherapy.

Skype therapy for anxiety and depression
Skype therapy for anxiety and depression

Overcoming Anxiety

It’s really important that you understand how to basically meditate in your anxiety. You might have to from a secure relationship with the anxiety that’s non-reactive. The majority of us, needless to say, we just react to our anxiety or other disagreeable emotions with some form of aversion or avoidance. We don’t enjoy the feelings and we try to eradicate them. This really is actually the worst thing you can maybe do. This makes the anxiety develop stronger; the anxiety is strengthened by any form of reactivity.

When you are doing this you are learning the best way to effectively be with that emotion and without becoming overwhelmed by it. This teaches the head an entirely different manner of processing that expertise, and this effective method of being with the emotion without reacting allows the emotion to treat, to change and to transform itself.

Online Mindfulness Therapy for Anxiety

Further reading

How to Stop Worrying through Mindfulness Therapy