Online Mindfulness Therapy for Agoraphobia via Skype

ONLINE MINDFULNESS THERAPY FOR AGORAPHOBIA VIA SKYPE

Overcome Your Agoraphobia with Online Therapy

This online agoraphobia therapy service allows you to get help for your agoraphobia without having to leave home.

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Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety are characterized by intense emotional reactions and panic attacks related to change of physical location. Online Mindfulness Therapy using Skype is an exciting new approach to help people imprisoned by this debilitating form of anxiety. Online Skype Therapy allows people to work on their anxiety in the comfort of their homes and gradually develop the tools that will allow them to venture out and become more confident in themselves so that they can participate and get more enjoyment from life.

Online Therapy for Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety

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One of my online clients, a woman in her late 30s seldom moved out of the safety zone of her home because she was convinced that something terrible would happen and there would be no one there to help her. This sense of intense isolation and fear of being alone is an ironical side to a behavioral disorder that produces just that – isolation and loneliness. Many sufferers from social anxiety have very low self-confidence and even lower self-esteem. They are imprisoned by negative beliefs about themselves in which they are unable to cope with change. Not only change of location, but change of routine or anything, which can be described as the familiar rhythm to their lives.

In terms of the emotional reactivity, those with social anxiety disorders experience what can best be described as an inner contraction of emotional energy. The anxiety contracts and concentrates into a tight focal point, usually centered on a thought or a belief. This of course is the driving emotional energy that can lead to a panic attack, which can be described as an explosion of anxiety, leading to very erratic behavior. This is what many sufferers are most afraid of – this runaway and uncontrollable behavior.

Over the years, I have been studying this contraction process and have found that mindfulness to be extremely effective as an antidote. Mindfulness, by its very nature is an expansion of consciousness and so admirably counteracts the contraction of consciousness associated with emotional reactivity. There are many ways that mindfulness can help with anxiety disorders. The first and most basic skill is simply learning to awaken to the inner reactive thinking as it arises. This simple process of recognition can and does make all the difference. In my book, The Path of Mindfulness Meditation, I describe this as one of the 3 R’s of mindfulness practice: Recognition, Relationship, Resolution. If a person can learn to recognize his habitual reactive thoughts as they arise, then a moment of choice opens up. If he remains blind, then nothing can change.

When the lady mentioned above took on mindfulness training with me, she soon learned to catch these reactive thoughts. Actually, after awhile, it became a game for her and for once in a very long time she felt that she had some control. This is one of the immediate benefits of mindfulness therapy – clients quickly shift out of being the victim to being empowered. For an agoraphobic, this is a revolution.

Instead if being dominated by negative thoughts, she began to see them as nothing more than “objects,” and in fact she imagined them as pebbles on a beach. She could see them as discreet entities and could simply walk around them, pick them up and look at them, but she no longer was compelled to become them. She began to find her true Self again – a Self that was not defined by rock hard thoughts, but was that inquisitive child that could look at these “things” and not be afraid. This is the beginning of the Resolution phase of mindfulness – a release of that contracted energy, a flowering of her true essence as the “knowing” of the contents of her mind – the “known” and the habitual reactivity and resistance to her emotions – “the knower.” Mindfulness allows us to let go of the known and the knower and awaken as the knowing – the pure consciousness of the free mind and heart.

Online Treatment for Agoraphobia via Skype

Online Treatment for Agoraphobia via Skype

Online Treatment for Agoraphobia

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist and I offer mindfulness based online therapy for agoraphobic anxiety and panic attacks. The mindfulness approach is extremely effective and during online therapy sessions I will teach you how to work with your agoraphobic anxiety using the techniques of mindfulness to help you prevent your becoming overwhelmed by the anxiety reactions. We do this by actually meditating on our anxiety before we do any challenges. Meditating helps to change the relationship that you have with your anxiety and this is absolutely essential, because the biggest problem that I encounter is that people suffering from anxiety tend to become identified with their emotions. They tend to become consumed by their emotions. They effectively lose their identity and become the emotions and this creates a very reactive place that is very difficult to escape from. So with mindfulness training you can change this pattern and learn to develop a relationship with your anxiety whereby you do not become identified with it where you can see the anxiety as an observer. This is essential for change. Once you begin to do this the rate of recovery from agoraphobic anxiety and panic attacks increases dramatically, and most people will see quite substantial changes after only four or five sessions with me once they start applying the mindfulness-based techniques.

So the basic idea is that you will schedule sessions with me and we will work on setting up a series of challenges that you can manage and then you prepare for these challenges using mindfulness meditation. You do that challenge and you meditate on any anxiety that arose during that challenge. And each time we learn a little more about how to change our relationship to our anxiety so that we basically break free from the habit of identification and becoming overwhelmed by it. And this approach is, from my experience, the most effective there is for overcoming agoraphobic anxiety. So if you’d like to get started with me simply go to my website and then email me to schedule a Skype therapy session with me. Thank you.

Agoraphobia Therapy Online via Skype

Please feel free to contact me if you are considering agoraphobia therapy online. During the Skype therapy sessions I will teach you how to overcome your fear and anxiety attacks through the well-tested methods of Mindfulness Therapy that I have developed and refined over the last 10 years. The mindfulness therapy approach is extremely effective for most people and you should expect to see significant improvements after 3-6 sessions with me.

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Agoraphobia Therapy Online

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist specializing in online therapy. I offer online therapy for agoraphobia.

So, agoraphobia online therapy is very effective for people who really can’t get out of the house to work with a therapist in their local area.

So, during these sessions that I offer via Skype, I focus on teaching you very effective mindfulness-based methods of working with your anxiety and panic attacks.

The really important thing to understand here is that Agoraphobia is really a psychological habit. I prefer to call it a habit rather than a disorder because when you start labeling these psychological states as disorders that tends to reinforce your sense of helplessness as a victim, and we don’t want to do that.

The actual mechanism that generates the anxiety and panic attacks of agoraphobia is a habit and habits can be changed. So during online agoraphobia therapy sessions I will guide you in how to work with the underlying emotions and thought patterns that supports that anxiety.

We do this in a surprising way. We actually learn to make friends with our fear. This is very, very important. You can’t change the belief when it has a very strong emotional charge based on fear. No amount of rational arguments or persuasion that you don’t need to feel this way is going to change that anxiety. You have to learn to work with the anxiety directly. And that’s what you do during mindfulness therapy. We actually learn to meditate on your own fear as you imagine walking or traveling out of your safe zone.

So, we set up a series of challenges, exposures, if you like, where you choose to do a particularly difficult exercise but one that you can manage. But then we prepare for this by playing it through in the mind it might be walking around the block or just simply leaving the house for a few minutes, whatever it might be. We design a challenge and then we prepare for it by meditating on it. We play it through in the mind and then we look for the fear reactions and we look for the thought reactions that feed that fear and then we develop a mindfulness-based relationship with these emotions and thoughts, and that relationship is based on friendliness.

You learn, essentially, to sit with your emotions and thoughts without becoming overwhelmed by them, without losing your balance. This is central. This is a central part of mindfulness training, that you can be with your thoughts and emotions but not be overwhelmed by them. When you can do dance then you start to break the habits that get reinforced by re-traumatizing, essentially, that fear.

So, we learn to sit with our emotions without becoming reactive and without identifying with those emotions. We learn to develop this other side of our identity, which we call the True Self, the Observer Mind, that which can be conscious of thoughts and emotions but is not identified with thoughts or emotions.

We then work with those emotions and begin to treat them very much as you might treat a child that’s afraid. we learn to comfort the emotion itself, the fear. you build a strong relationship with it, rather like a parent to a child. And in this way the fear reaction, that we might call the Little Self is able to let go of its fear by proximity to your True Self which is fearless nature.

So, in this way we begin to build resolution pathways in the brain. You learn, basically, how to help the emotions resolve themselves, so that if they get triggered they simply resolve instantly, on the spot, through the training that you’ve done before you do the challenge And then you go out and walk around the block or whatever and put this training into action.

So, we repeat this process over and over again. Meditation before challenge and we do the challenge and we may come back and meditate some more and then we repeat the challenge until we no longer feel any fear in doing that challenge. Then we move on to a harder challenge. And in this way we gain more and more confidence in the process.

So, when you are able to neutralize these emotional reactions then the beliefs begin to change quite automatically. We don’t need to try and change our beliefs. We simply need to change the emotional content that fuels those beliefs and makes them so powerful.

If you would like to learn more about agoraphobia therapy online do please send me an email and we can schedule a Skype Therapy session. Thank you.

Online Therapy for Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Online Therapy for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Online Mindfulness Psychotherapy for Recovery from Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety Disorder without using antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications

Talk to a Psychotherapist Online over Skype for effective online help and counseling for Chronic Agoraphobia Chronic Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety.
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Online Therapy for Agoraphobia & Social Anxiety Disorder without medication

Online Treatment for Agoraphobia without using drugs

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist and I offer mindfulness based online therapy for agoraphobic anxiety and panic attacks. The mindfulness approach is extremely effective and during online therapy sessions I will teach you how to work with your agoraphobic anxiety using the techniques of mindfulness to help you prevent your becoming overwhelmed by the anxiety reactions. We do this by actually meditating on our anxiety before we do any challenges. Meditating helps to change the relationship that you have with your anxiety and this is absolutely essential, because the biggest problem that I encounter is that people suffering from anxiety tend to become identified with their emotions. They tend to become consumed by their emotions. They effectively lose their identity and become the emotions and this creates a very reactive place that is very difficult to escape from. So with mindfulness training you can change this pattern and learn to develop a relationship with your anxiety whereby you do not become identified with it where you can see the anxiety as an observer. This is essential for change. Once you begin to do this the rate of recovery from agoraphobic anxiety and panic attacks increases dramatically, and most people will see quite substantial changes after only four or five sessions with me once they start applying the mindfulness-based techniques.

So the basic idea is that you will schedule sessions with me and we will work on setting up a series of challenges that you can manage and then you prepare for these challenges using mindfulness meditation. You do that challenge and you meditate on any anxiety that arose during that challenge. And each time we learn a little more about how to change our relationship to our anxiety so that we basically break free from the habit of identification and becoming overwhelmed by it. And this approach is, from my experience, the most effective there is for overcoming agoraphobic anxiety. So if you’d like to get started with me simply go to my website and then email me to schedule a Skype therapy session with me. Thank you.

Treating Agoraphobia from Home

Nearly 3.2 million Americans (ages 18-54) suffer from agoraphobia according to the National Institute Of Mental Health…
Now you can get Online Treatment for Agoraphobia from your home through Skype.
If you suffer from severe anxiety or other form of social anxiety or phobia then it is obviously very difficult to leave the security of your home to find a therapist to help you. This is why I offer this online psychotherapy service. Using Skype, you can have your therapy sessions at home.
In countries such as Australia the online therapy option is very actively promoted by the national health authorities because the distances are so large and the supple of therapists insufficient in rural areas. But, even in the UK, more and more people are turning to online therapy services and it is being supported and recommended by the National Centre for Clinical Excellence.

Agoraphobia Help Online via Skype

Agoraphobia Help Online

Welcome. My name is Peter strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist and I offer online help for agoraphobia and other anxiety disorders that may be affecting the quality of your life. I offer online therapy, which is of course very convenient if you’re suffering from agoraphobia.

The style of therapy that I offer is called mindfulness therapy and this is a very practical hands-on approach that gives you tools that you can use between therapy sessions to progressively overcome your agoraphobia.

So, mindfulness therapy consists of a combination of two important aspects. The first is designing a series of progressive challenges. That’s very important, of course, that you try to face your fears and not simply give into them. But you need to do this in a progressive way starting simple and then progressing to more difficult challenges.

The other part of this approach is to do training before you do any kind of exposure challenge. You need to prepare yourself so that if anxiety gets triggered, that you will have trained such that that that anxiety will dissipate or resolve itself on the spot in the presence of the particular triggers that trigger the fear, anxiety or panic attacks. So we train beforehand.

We do this by developing a very different quality of relationship to our anxiety and this is the hallmark of mindfulness therapy. The real problem is not so much the anxiety itself but our reactions to that anxiety. We tend to develop patterns of fear-based reactions to our anxiety and other emotions that tend to feed that underlying anxiety and stop it resolving itself.

So, during the preparation step before a challenge you actually will be learning how to meditate on your anxiety. So you will play through the scene of perhaps walking around the block or whatever challenge you decide to start with. You look for the anxiety that gets triggered in your mind and then you change the way that you relate to that anxiety. And the most important thing is not to become identified with the anxiety; to see the anxiety as if it was a visitor or simply an object in the mind. Then we can learn to develop balance in relationship to that object. So you can sit with your anxiety without becoming anxious. That’s the most important first step in the training before you do any challenges.

The second step is to respond to that anxiety with a quality of friendliness and compassion. This also is a vital part of the mindfulness approach. Mindfulness is this combination of consciousness and friendliness.

Friendliness is immensely powerful in overcoming fear. So you could think that of the fear emotion itself as being like a child. It feels isolated. It’s scared. And what does it need? The most important thing it needs is to feel a connection with its parent. The parent is not afraid. During meditation on our anxiety we establish this kind of internal parent which we call our true self. It is not afraid it is able to establish a relationship with the anxiety that is not based on fear based on compassion. This is exactly what the fear needs in order to resolve itself. And that is what we call the True Self-Little Self Alliance.

So when people are stuck in patterns of anxiety it’s because that alliance is missing within. So building that is essential. And there are many other things that we do during the training before each challenge session, but that’s a taste of Mindfulness Therapy. It is very, very effective in deed, and most people see significant improvements after three or four weeks of practicing the techniques that I will teach you. So, if you’re interested in online help for your anxiety and your agoraphobia do please send me an email and let’s schedule a therapy session via Skype. Thank you.

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Online Help for Agoraphobia via Skype

Online Help for Agoraphobia via Skype

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness therapy, and I provide online help for agoraphobia. Many people suffering from agoraphobia find it very difficult to leave home or leave a secure area where they feel comfortable and so the online therapy option is very convenient and sometimes essential.

So I’ve been offering online help for people suffering from agoraphobia for about ten years now and it works extremely well. The online therapy sessions are organized via Skype and all you need is an internet connection and we can set up a Skype Therapy session to help you learn how to manage the anxiety and panic attacks associated with your agoraphobia.

During sessions I will teach you a practical mindfulness-based methods of working with agoraphobia that have being well tested and have proved very effective over the last ten years or so that I’ve been offering this service.

The most important thing that you will learn is how to change the way that you relate to your emotions and to your thoughts. The biggest problem for most people is that as soon as anxiety or fear gets triggered that they become completely overwhelmed by that emotional reaction, and that identification with emotion leads to the proliferation of reactive thinking which then feeds the underlying fear and anxiety. So this produces a perfect storm, essentially, a feedback mechanism that reinforces the fear and prevents it healing and resolving, and this is what we attempt to change during mindfulness therapy sessions for agoraphobia.

If this interests you then please go to my website and learn more about this online therapy service and then contact me and we can schedule a therapy session over Skype to help you overcome your agoraphobia. So if you’re looking for online help for agoraphobia please go to my website and EMAIL ME. Thank you.

How to Overcome Agoraphobia – Online Help via Skype

How to Overcome Agoraphobia – Online Help via Skype

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional online psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia. If you’re interested in learning more about how to overcome agoraphobia and other forms of panic disorder then do please go to my website and learn more about the mindfulness therapy methods, and feel free, at any time, to email me and ask any questions you have and I will explain to you in as much detail as I can how Mindfulness Therapy can help you overcome agoraphobia and other forms of severe anxiety.

The key to the mindfulness therapy approach is to give you practical tools that you can apply yourself between sessions. And the two major approaches that you will be practicing yourself after I teach them to you are a combination of a disciplined approach to exposure challenges, so that you will be setting up a series of manageable challenges to extend beyond your comfort zone. And that should be done on a daily basis and often repeating those challenges many times during the day.

So that’s one part, setting up that strategy of regular disciplined challenges. But that alone is not enough. So that’s one of the limitations of exposure therapy. Exposure itself is not enough. You can end up re-traumatizing yourself and making the anxiety worse. You must combine that exposure challenge strategy with adequate preparation and processing beforehand. So there’s a training element and this is where the mindfulness therapy comes in.

Basically, the way that works is that you rehearse the challenge before you do it. Many times you play it through in the mind, whatever that challenge might be. You imagine yourself walking to the edge of your comfort zone just sufficiently that you can access that anxiety. You then work on the most important thing of all which is changing your relationship to the habitual anxiety reactions that get triggered.

The real problem that prevents anxiety disorders from healing and changing is the way that we get lost in habitual reactivity. We simply identify with that anxiety and we become our fear. What we need to do is change our relationship to the anxiety so that we can see it consciously as it arises, and cultivate balance in relationship to your anxiety. It’s like learning to sit on the bank of the river and not fall in. That’s the key component of mindfulness therapy that makes it so effective.

Because anxiety arises is not the end of the story. It’s only because we become identified with that and anxiety reaction. And then, of course, we tend to feed the anxiety with catastrophic thinking and all kinds of cognitive reactivity, as well.

So by training with the anxiety reactions and thought reactions ahead of time you can basically disarm those habitual reactions before they get triggered. So, that’s the training phase that you would do before each of your daily challenges.

Then you do the challenge and during the challenge you basically just put into practice the training that you have perfected before the challenge. This is mostly about staying conscious staying awake, recognizing the reaction that arises, greeting it consciously and also with a degree of friendliness, which is very, very important in all mindfulness work, and not allowing that habitual reaction to take charge.

And then after the completion of a challenge you might meditate again on any fresh anxiety that arose during that challenge. And again help process that reactivity so you can neutralize it.

Then you can repeat the challenge again and each time the training gets stronger and stronger and stronger.

Most people can expect to see quite significant improvements, and that includes a reduction in the intensity of anxiety, within three to four sessions, three to four weeks of practicing in exposure challenges and training.

Eventually the training becomes so effective that the anxiety doesn’t arise at all and that is a remarkable experience for people who have often struggled with agoraphobia or other forms of extreme anxiety for many years.

So if you’d like to get started with online therapy for your agoraphobia or panic attacks, send me an email then we can schedule a Skype session and we can get started.

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Agoraphobia Help Online – Therapy via Skype

Agoraphobia Help Online – Therapy via Skype

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I am a professional online psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness therapy for the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, dedpression and other common anxiety disorders and emotional disorders.

The mindfulness therapy approach is extremely effective, especially for working with the anxiety associated with agoraphobia. So if you are interested in agoraphobia therapy online and you would like help for your agoraphobia then do please go to my website, learn more about this approach and then e-mail me with any questions you have.

So, agoraphobia help online is very convenient and very important for you if you are suffering from this condition because it’s so difficult to leave home, and you can have sessions in the comfort of your own home, and I will guide you using mindfulness therapy to help you build confidence and being able to leave home and gradually expand the area that you feel comfortable in until you completely overcome the anxiety and panic attacks associated with your agoraphobia.

This approach is very effective and most people see dramatic changes after the first few sessions and generally I would say after about 12 sessions with me you should be almost completely free from anxiety and be able to go wherever you want to go. If you would like learn more about agoraphobia help online, do please go to my website and do please email me and let’s schedule a Skype therapy session to get you started on your recovery. Thank you.

How to overcome agoraphobia without medication – Online Mindfulness Therapy

How to overcome agoraphobia without medication – Online Mindfulness Therapy

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional mindfulness therapist specializing in mindfulness therapy which I offer online via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression, and also for agoraphobia. So if you’d like to learn how to overcome agoraphobia without medication do please go to my website and read my pages on the treatment of agoraphobia using mindfulness therapy.

It is important to understand that medications don’t actually treat agoraphobia. They treat the symptoms of anxiety and they simply mask those symptoms. They reduce them, but only in a temporary manner. The underlying cause of your anxiety, your panic attacks, your agoraphobia, remains untouched by medications.

If you want to really overcome agoraphobia you have to change those underlying psychological patterns, those emotional habits, that create the anxiety in the first place. So this is essential and this is what we focus on during these online mindfulness therapy sessions for agoraphobia.

You don’t need medication, you need instead to develop a very positive and conscious relationship with your anxiety. When you do this you actually teach the anxiety how to heal itself by being present with it without becoming reactive. The best analogy here is a parent and child. So the child is afraid. What does it need? What it really needs is to be in contact with it’s parent, who is not afraid. The fearlessness of the parent is absorbed by the child and that allows the child to release his or her fear. So this connection between child and parent is extremely important for healing the underlying cause of the child’s fear.

The same goes for our anxiety, our emotions. They tend to become isolated in the mind, they become cut off from our true self, the bigger aspect of who we really are When they are isolated they cannot heal and then they become reactive and create the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks that you are familiar with.

When we build an internal relationship between your true self and your emotions, that allows those emotions to change. And when that relationship is strong and based on consciousness and friendliness, the two key features of mindfulness, then that healing process becomes very strong and very fast.

So this approach of bringing mindfulness to the emotional reactions that underlie our agoraphobia is very effective in deed and produces results in very few sessions compared to conventional talk therapy, and certainly better than medications.

So if you’d like to learn how to overcome agoraphobia without medication and using the methods of mindfulness therapy that I teach then please email me and let’s schedule an online therapy session. Thank you.

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How to help someone with agoraphobia – Skype Therapy

How to help someone with agoraphobia – Skype Therapy

Please feel free to contact me if you are suffering from agoraphobia and if you would like help in overcoming your agoraphobia. Mindfulness-based Exposure Therapy is very effective and gives you the tools through which you can progressively overcome your anxiety. Most of my clients see big improvements after 3-4 weeks when they practice the methods that I teach.

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional online therapist specializing in mindfulness therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression and also for help with agoraphobia.

If you are suffering from agoraphobia and you’d like to get help from an online therapist like myself then I invite you to go to my website. Learn more about the Mindfulness Therapy Service that I offer for treating anxiety conditions like agoraphobia and then contact me and we can schedule a therapy session over a Skype.

I see lots of people throughout the USA and Canada and also the UK and Western Europe and as far away as Australia. People like the convenience of online therapy and of course if you’re suffering from agoraphobia then be able to talk to an online therapist is really essential because it’s usually so difficult to leave home to see a therapist in their office.

So online therapy works very well for people suffering from anxiety disorders. It also works very well for helping you learn skills that you can apply yourself between therapy sessions that basically help you build the confidence to be able to overcome your agoraphobia. This of course involves what we call Exposure Therapy, that is really designing a series of challenges designed to extend the range of your comfort zone, so that you are progressively working with the anxiety and not avoiding it. That is the most important thing when working with agoraphobia and other anxiety disorders. You must not avoid the challenges. You have to do them in a well constructed way, extending your exposure challenges each day, going a little further from home.

But you must also learn how to prepare for these challenges. It is not sufficient to simply jump into a exposure challenge. So I have developed a system called mindfulness-based exposure therapy whereby you will learn to prepare yourself for each challenge and get a successful outcome in managing and resolving your anxiety so that you feel completely comfortable leaving home. And then you feel ready to try the next level of your challenge.

So the mindfulness-based approach to exposure therapy gives you the tools to overcome your anxiety and it works extremely well. Most of my clients see dramatic improvements after three or four weeks of practicing mindfulness-based exposure therapy along with other techniques designed to help you actually resolve your anxiety, to overcome the anxiety and panic attacks that accompany agoraphobia.

So if you’d like to learn more please go to my website and email me and we can schedule a therapy session via Skype. Thank you.

Agoraphobia online support – Skype Therapy using mindfulness

Agoraphobia online support – Skype Therapy using mindfulness

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders, including agoraphobia. So if you’re looking for online support for agoraphobia then this is a good service for you to consider. Just go to my website and read more about this online therapy service and the mindfulness therapy approach for agoraphobia, and email me with any questions you may have.

So mindfulness therapy is one of the most effective ways of treating anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia. What it does is it teaches you how to break free from this central problem that we call Reactive Identification. This is where we become overwhelmed by thoughts and emotional reactions that get triggered, and it’s very important to break this habit because every time we become overwhelmed and become identified with our thoughts and with our emotions we feed those emotions and they become stronger and this simply intensifies the anxiety.

The approach to overcoming agoraphobia is one of mindfulness-based exposure therapy. It’s fairly straightforward. Basically, you will design a number of challenges that you will prepare for each and every day. And you start with very simple challenges that you can do with very little anxiety. But nevertheless you prepare for that challenge, whether it’s walking outside into the garden or walking around the corner. That’s often a big trigger for many agoraphobics when they can no longer see their house. Whatever the challenge we practice for it beforehand. And that’s really what makes mindfulness-based exposure therapy for agoraphobia somewhat different than more conventional approaches.

We do this by playing through the challenge in our mind, we imagine ourselves doing the challenge, but we would then watch for any anxiety that gets triggered in the mind. And this is before we do the challenge.

When we notice that anxiety that gets triggered by the thoughts of walking around the garden, or around the block or whatever it might be. Then we focus our conscious awareness, our mindfulness skills on that emotion with two purposes in mind. The first purpose is to establish a relationship with that emotion which is conscious and in which you do not become overwhelmed, is not reactively identify with that emotion, you’re able to be with the fear but not become afraid. So that’s the first essential part of training and preparation before you do any of your challenges.

The second part of preparing for our challenge is to work with the emotion itself and help it heal, help it resolve, help it reduce its intensity, again before you ever do the challenge itself. And there’s a number of ways that we do this, but yet again the most effective first step is to establish a relationship with your fear in which you are not afraid. So you are effectively being with your emotion and not feeding that fear. So you, in that process, develop more and more freedom from that fear. You become stronger by sitting with that fear.

We also work with other factors which contribute to the anxiety such as the imagery of the fear, how you see it and the mind is absolutely central to how the motion works. And typically the fear is very large and very close and that’s what causes that fear to manifest. When we start to investigate this imagery we can change it because we have a conscious relationship with it. When you change the imagery you most definitely change the emotion. So that’s another very important part of mindfulness therapy which is part of the training that you will do yourself before you do your challenge.

I will teach you how to do these two steps involved in preparation for your challenges. And when you practice this in this very strategic focused way and then you will most definitely diminish that anxiety until you feel completely confident and comfortable in doing your first challenge and then moving on to a harder challenge. And in this way we progress until we overcome the agoraphobia altogether.

So if you’d like to learn more about how to do all this simply go to my website and please send me an email and we can schedule some therapy sessions at a time that works for you. Thank you.

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Does this interest you? Send me an email now. Tell me about yourself and how I can help you. Schedule a trial session via Skype now.

You can purchase a copy of Dr Strong’s book ‘The Path of Mindfulness Meditation’ at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk and Barnes&Noble.com. A Kindle edition is also available.

Further reading:

Online Therapist for Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia Help Online

Online Treatment for Agoraphobia via Skype

ANXIETY THERAPY ONLINE

 

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