Online Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Anxiety & Depression
The introduction of mindfulness into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has revolutionized the modern approach to the treatment of depression. There are a growing number of scientific studies showing how MBCT helps train the mind to prevent relapse into depression.
Mindfulness Therapy gives us powerful new tools for changing those habitual patterns of negative thinking and negative emotional reactions that tend to become habitual. I now provide Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) online via individual Skype Therapy sessions.
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Welcome! My name is Peter Strong. I am a Mindfulness-based therapist. I live in Boulder, Colorado and I offer Online Mindfulness Therapy. If you are suffering from anxiety, or depression, or stress, Online Mindfulness Therapy can be a very good solution to help you in overcoming anxiety, depression or stress. Something that you can do in the comfort of your own home, and all you need is a computer with a webcam. So, are you suffering from anxiety or depression or are you struggling with stress in your relationships? Then you might want to consider Online Mindfulness Therapy.
So, what is Mindfulness Therapy and how does it work? Well, mindfulness can be described as a form of awareness. In my book, The Path of Mindfulness Meditation, I describe mindfulness as engaged-presence. This means it’s a way of establishing a relationship with your reactive emotions that is characterizes by openness, acceptance, friendliness and compassion. Because, emotions, the core emotions that are hurting within you, they need your attention, they need your caring, in the same way that you would care for a friend who is in pain. You know that the most important thing is to be able to sit with your friend with quietness and listening and tuning-in, very carefully, to your friend’s need to communicate and express himself. And, so it is with our inner emotions.
Most of the time, we do not engage with our emotions with presence. What we usually do is we react against the emotions, we avoid them, we try to get rid of them. We do everything, except sit with the emotions and be present, and this is absolutely essential for healing to take place. It creates an inner therapeutic space in which healing can occur. So, this is a central focus in Mindfulness Therapy.
The other part of Mindfulness Therapy is simply learning to recognize our reactive patterns, the patterns that keep us caught in repeating harmful cycles of emotional reactivity and negative thinking, over and over again, like a broken record player.
So, mindfulness attempts to change our inner patterns of reactive emotions and thinking. It’s a very direct approach because it works with the process that creates our emotional suffering and our anxiety. Often people notice dramatic changes in as little as 3 to 4 sessions.
So, do you want to change your reactive emotions? Do you want to feel better about yourself? Do you want to feel more able to connect with other people, less conflict? Do you want to overcome your patterns of anxiety? If so, please simply send me an email. This is a free email consultation – your chance to tell me about your problem and how you would like to change. Then I will explain to you how to go about doing Online Mindfulness Therapy. I can answer your questions and we can schedule a session. It’s very easy to get started, so please send me an email for your free consultation. Thank you.
Online Mindfulness Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Online via Skype
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy directed at changing habitual patterns of reactive thinking, self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that sustain and exacerbate anxiety, depression, stress and other emotional problems. CBT can be very effective because it works directly on changing the underlying process that creates emotional suffering, something that older style talk therapy cannot do very effectively. For this same reason CBT offers advantages over medication, which can only treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression but does little to change the underlying cause.
Mindfulness Therapy, as I teach, incorporates CBT but focuses more on the underlying emotions that feed those thoughts and behaviors. We recognize that emotion precedes thought, and that feeling energy is the mind’s way of attributing value, meaning and action potential to thought. Without the emotional component, a thought would have little to no ability to focus the mind toward an action or behavioral outcome. Therefore, we understand that if you can change the emotional component of a dysfunctional thought then that thought will lose power, become ineffective and will automatically be replaced by more functional thoughts with a higher affect. Focus on changing the underlying core emotions and the thoughts will take care of themselves.
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Welcome. My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional online therapist. I offer online therapy for depression, online therapy for anxiety, and also addiction counseling online, all via Skype.
Now, if you are interested in working with an online therapist, you need to take some time to find the best online therapist for your needs. Online therapy is becoming quite common these days and there are many services offering online therapy. What I would always recommend is that you can talk to your online therapist before you start scheduling sessions with him or her. You need to be able to, at least, correspond with them through email to find out if they are the right kind of online therapist for you.
There are many different styles of psychotherapy and you need to find the one that works for you. The style of psychotherapy that I offer online is called Mindfulness Therapy, and this is similar to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but it focuses more on helping you manage your emotions. Cognitive therapy, of course, focuses primarily on the thoughts and beliefs that you have, whereas Mindfulness Therapy, it also works with the thoughts and beliefs, the cognitive structures, but it really focuses more on the underlying emotions that fuel those repetitive or compulsive thoughts or beliefs. This is perhaps one of the difference between Mindfulness Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
We recognize in Mindfulness Therapy that if you can change that underlying emotion then the thoughts will essentially change themselves because they become irrelevant and they get replaced by more positive thoughts or thoughts that are better adapted to the current circumstances.
Emotion is what really fuels thoughts and beliefs and this is what we work on changing. There are two ways that we work with emotions. The first is to establish what we call a Mindfulness-Based Relationship with your emotions. This is learning how to be present with your emotions without becoming reactive, without becoming identified with those emotions, without becoming overwhelmed by them.
The second thing that I teach you during the online therapy sessions of Mindfulness Therapy is how to work with the structure of the emotion itself. Once you have a good relationship with your emotions then you can look at the structure of how those emotions work. And, in Mindfulness Therapy we understand that the primary structure of all emotions is in the form of imagery – how you see that emotion internally. We create internal pictures that hold that emotional energy together to produce anxiety or fear or depression or guilt or compulsion, as in an addiction.
It’s the internal image that we need to change. So, mindfulness allows you to investigate that internal imagery to see its structure, and then, by seeing more of its structure you can produce changes in that structure, and as you change the imagery, you change the emotion.
So, we change the imagery, we change the emotion and then the thoughts change in response to that change sequence.
So, this is a very effective way of working with the underlying process that causes your emotional suffering, the underlying process that causes your anxiety, depression or addiction. So, because of this, people see changes much faster than they would do with conventional talk therapy. Generally, almost everyone that I have worked with has noticed and reported significant changes in the level of their emotion and in the frequency of emotional episodes within two to three weeks of working with me online. So, that’s quite significant, so the Mindfulness Therapy approach can be very cost-effective, as well as very convenient.
If you would like to learn more about Mindfulness Therapy and you would like to schedule an online therapy session with me, please contact me via email to ask any questions you may have and to schedule a Skype therapy session. Thank you.
Online Mindfulness Therapy for Depression
The approach that I use, called Mindfulness Therapy, incorporates many aspects of MBCT, but with a greater focus on applying mindfulness to work with specific emotional states to promote healing and resolution. In states of depression and anxiety, emotional energy effectively become “frozen” in place, unable to resolve itself, and acting as the fuel that feeds reactive thinking, the cognitive part of depression. In Mindfulness Psychology, we understand that the emotions are the “powerhouse” behind thoughts and to successfully treat anxiety or depression we must resolve and liberate this underlying emotional energy.
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When we experience emotional stress we regularly get caught in a cycle of negative thoughts, which can result recurrent episodes of depression. Actually, research demonstrates that if an individual has had one experience of depression, there is a 50% chance of them having another and if they have had three depressive episodes, the risks increases to 90%.
Looking for some form of psychotherapy for mental disorders is an extremely sensible approach and can make a positive effect. For the most part, therapies including Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) are especially compelling, due to the fact that they aim for changing the hidden beliefs and patterns of negative reactive feeling that cause the anxiety.
However, what is much more essential than the beliefs or thoughts at the core of anxiety situations are the emotions, the feeling vitality that boosts those beliefs and thoughts, and this is what we address in Online Mindfulness Meditation Therapy, which is a type of MBCT online therapy.
Basically, you figure out how to focus mindfulness on the center emotions and make them the essential object of your meditation. As usual, it is what’s not seen that has most control over you, and this online mindfulness therapy is coordinated at exploring the structure of our inner emotions in great details.
When you build up a mindfulness based relationship with your inner feelings, you set up a totally distinctive inner environment that enormously encourages transformation, determination and healing of the emotional that develops of anxiety and fear. The simple truth is that reactivity restrains change, while this Online MBCT therapy promotes change and healing. You first figure out how to perceive the impulse to respond with panic or fear as it emerges and to response at an early stage to the impulse with careful attention.
This basic action stops the reactivity multiplying into negative thoughts and worry and opens up a few moment of choice, a space before the response takes off. This is the start of the de-conditioning procedure. With practice, you can create and lengthen this space, particularly in online mindfulness meditation sessions, which get to be practice grounds for developing new approaches for responding to your feelings and the related external situations.
MBCT online therapy is intended to help individuals break free of the negative beliefs and thoughts that can tip them into an occurrence of depression. It consolidates the ideas of cognitive therapy with reflective practices and state of mind on the cultivation of mindfulness. The important of this work lies in getting to be familiar with the modes of mind that frequently describe mood disorder while at the same time learning how to build up a new relationship to them.
MBCT online therapy is mental therapy that is designed to help in preventing the relapse of depression, particularly in people with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Cognitive methods could incorporate educating the participant about depression. MBCT online therapy concentrate in light of getting to be mindful of all approaching feelings and thoughts and accepting them, however not reacting or attaching to them.
Social anxiety and fear of strange places revolve around negative reactive thinking and core beliefs that work outside of our control. Online Mindfulness Therapy shows people how to work with these beliefs and in particular, the core feelings that empower the beliefs. This sort of therapy can be given adequately online through Skype and other videocam formats. All you need is a computer and you are prepare to go. Numerous individuals with social anxiety find this process much convenient and less intimidating than going to therapist’s office.
MBCT therapist online methodologies have been indicated to help increase emotional regulation in individuals with a wide range of mental issues, including, suicidal ideation, drinking problems, gambling addiction, depression, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and many more. One of the numerous advantages of online mindfulness therapy is that it can address various issues at a time. People who have addictions regularly get new behavior when they let go of their addition. For instance, individuals who quit smoking may then struggle with overeating. For these individuals, online mindfulness therapy can help with both the restraint and the new maladaptive coping method.
Theories behind these online–based ways to deal with mental issues work on the thought that being mindful of things in the present and not reacting from the past or the future, it will permit the client to be more able to deal with current stressors and troubling feelings with an adaptable and accepting mentality, instead of avoiding and therefore prolonging them.
Online MBCT therapy urges patients to concentrate on their breathing and their body, to notice however not judge on their feelings and to totally live in the moment. It may sound a touch squishy and New Age to some, but its belief and specialists say mindfulness has something that disparaged theories of the past never had: solid confirmation that it can offer assistance. “It is really clear that individuals can enhance their well-being if they can encourage this practice in their lives.
Online MBCT therapy could help patients evade rumination, the process of unendingly ruminating on incidents from the past. Rumination is a main force behind depression and mindfulness provides one of the strongest antidotes to rumination and reactive thinking. By encouraging patients to concentrate on their current thoughts, mindfulness practice can effectively neutralize anxiety and worry.
You will quickly learn how to do this, but it is advisable to get help from a professional Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapist.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Online via Skype
Dr. Peter Strong is a Professional Therapist and provides Online Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy via Skype for Anxiety & Depression.
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional mindfulness-based psychotherapist. I offer mindfulness-based therapy online over Skype. This is a very effective way of treating anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, addictions, and other common psychological problems due to emotional reactivity.
Mindfulness is extremely effective in helping you control emotional reactivity and also cognitive reactivity. It helps you break that cycle of becoming overwhelmed by emotions or patterns of reactive thinking, rumination. It helps you stay free from this consuming process that feeds anxiety or depression and can lead to addiction and OCD and other significant emotional and behavioral problems.
If you’d like to learn more about online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, then simply go to my website read more about mindfulness therapy and how it can help you. When you feel ready, simply send me an email and we can schedule a trial Skype therapy session at a time that works for you. Of course the online option is very convenient, it means you don’t have to leave home to meet with your therapist.
So, during the therapy sessions I will teach you very practical mindfulness-based methods for working with the mind, for working with emotions and thoughts, beliefs, and also, traumatic memories. I have used online Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy very successfully for several years now. You can learn more about my particular approach to cognitive therapy using mindfulness by reading my book: ‘The Path of Mindfulness Meditation’, which is readily available.
If you’d like to schedule a Skype therapy session with me, simply go to my websites and then send me an e-mail and tell me more about yourself and how I can help you, and then we can schedule a session to to help you get started with how to apply mindfulness for healing anxiety and depression for recovering from other forms of emotional suffering. Thank you.
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Is Online Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Effective for Anxiety & Depression?
Online Cognitive Therapy is becoming a very popular choice for people seeking professional help for managing anxiety, depression or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – and for a good reason – because Online CBT really works.
You can read more about Online Therapy and Online Psychotherapy on this website, but basically online therapy works extremely well for the process-oriented forms of psychotherapy such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Therapy (MT) especially if we use Skype to have face-to-face sessions. This is a great improvement on email-only or telephone counseling, which is how CBT used to be taught online.
Online Cognitive Therapy focuses on changing dysfunctional patterns of reactive thinking and beliefs by making you aware of these cognitive habits and then challenging them. Instead of just being a victim of these habitual thoughts, you learn to take responsibility for your thoughts – and this is a major factor in psychological change and healing.
If you suffer from panic attacks, you may be operating from the belief that you will faint or have a heart attack if you go into a certain place. The belief effectively controls you and limits your freedom to respond effectively in life. A cognitive therapist will encourage you to examine this belief and challenge it. Instead of taking the belief to be a truth, we convert it into a hypothesis to be tested scientifically.
How often have you actually fainted or had a heart attack when you step outside? Chances are that it has never happened yet. So, through self-examination in this way we begin to reinforce the understanding that most of these operational beliefs are false, and gradually, through repeated examination we begin to reduce our blind acceptance of them.
The primary starting point is to overcome the unawareness that causes us to blindly accept our core beliefs and reactive thinking. Then we examine and test the validity of our beliefs. Eventually, we start to construct more functional positive beliefs to replace the dysfunctional negative beliefs.
We can also challenge dysfunctional beliefs through behavioral experiments. Again, we take charge of the process, rather than blindly accepting our beliefs. This is why Online CBT works so well for phobias and panic anxiety.
The CBT therapist encourages you to face your fears one step at a time, in very controlled exposures so that you can learn from each exposure. From controlled exposure, you learn that you can overcome your fear, perhaps for only a minute before succumbing to panic anxiety again – but something positive was learned, and you can build on that experience.
MBCT Therapy Online – What is the difference between Mindfulness Therapy and CBT?
There are two factors that keep us stuck in habitual patterns of emotional reactivity. The first is unawareness, the blind acceptance of beliefs and thoughts, and the second is the emotional charge of the belief or thought.
If a thought has a high emotional charge then it will be very resistant to change and it will persist. This is why we can become so identified with beliefs, even though they cause us great suffering, because the belief has a high emotional charge, and no amount of rational persuasion will shift us in that belief.
This limitation of CBT led to the development of Mindfulness-Based CBT (MBCT) and later to Mindfulness Therapy – the system that I developed and use in my therapeutic work with clients.
During Mindfulness Therapy, you learn to recognize the reactive thoughts and beliefs behind your anxiety, panic attacks, depression or self-esteem and confidence problems just as in CBT, but instead of trying to change the thoughts and beliefs directly we focus on changing the underlying emotion that powers the thoughts and beliefs. because, when you remove the emotional charge from a belief, then the thoughts and beliefs will change by themselves simply because they no longer have emotional meaning and relevance. It is the emotional charge that is the key and this is what we focus on during sessions of Mindfulness Therapy.
Is Online Mindfulness-based CBT Effective for Panic Attacks?
CBT is now recognized as one of the most effective modern treatments for Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder. CBT helps you identify the negative patterns of reactive thinking and underlying dysfunctional beliefs that sustain panic anxiety. Through making these beliefs and thoughts conscious, we can begin to challenge them and gradually replace the negative thoughts and beliefs with more positive cognitive forms.
The effectiveness of CBT for anxiety disorders is well researched, but when combined with mindfulness, the transformational effect is dramatically enhanced. Put simply, CBT helps you change thoughts and beliefs; mindfulness helps you change the underlying core emotions that fuel those thoughts and beliefs. When you neutralize the emotional “fuel” then the cognitive structures collapse by them selves.
Can Online Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Help with my Insomnia?
Most certainly! Cognitive Therapy is considered one of the best available treatments for insomnia and other sleep problems because it helps you change the underlying patterns of habitual reactive thinking that keep the mind in a state of agitation, preventing the onset of the body’s natural sleep response. See the page on Online Insomnia Therapy. Insomnia is a common problem associated with anxiety and stress – the mind just won’t stop thinking, or the intensity of anxiety or worry is so strong that you just can’t let your mind slow down enough for sleep to happen. Mindfulness Therapy is an excellent choice for learning how to work with the racing mind and how to calm intense emotions.
How do I start Online MCBT Online Therapy?
It is very easy to get started. Simply email me. Let me answer all your questions and when you are ready, you can schedule a Skype session and start benefiting from Online Mindfulness Therapy. Most people see positive results after only a few sessions. Try a session and see for yourself. There is no charge if you don’t like it – but you will!
Peter Strong, PhD is a Professional Psychotherapist, Online Therapist, Spiritual Teacher and Author, based in Boulder, Colorado. Peter developed a system of psychotherapy called Mindfulness Therapy for healing the root cause of Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Traumatic Stress and Emotional Suffering.
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Peter Strong, PhD is a professional, registered psychotherapist who specializes in Online Mindfulness Therapy for Anxiety and Depression.
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