Online Mindfulness Therapist over Skype for Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) without relying on medications
If you wish to talk with a psychotherapist online, then please contact me to learn about Online Psychotherapy through Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression, addictions, OCD, PTSD, Emotional Trauma and other forms of emotional suffering not requiring medical treatment.
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During these Skype sessions I will teach you how to apply mindfulness, including mindfulness meditation for healing all forms of anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, chronic depression, and addiction, including alcohol addiction and other forms of emotional suffering, by applying the well-tested methods of Mindfulness Meditation Therapy.
This approach is extremely effective and most people see noticeable improvements after the first few online sessions with me.
Online Mindfulness-based Skype Psychotherapy is very effective for controlling anxiety and depression without the need for drugs. It is far better to treat the cause of your emotional suffering instead of just suppressing symptoms.
The principle healing factors developed during Mindfulness Therapy are Conscious Awareness, which is essential for neutralizing the negative habits that cause anxiety and depression, and Inner Compassion, which is what promotes healing and resolution of anxiety and depression.
“After 8 years, two therapists, many self-help books…..my hypochondria and OCD was worse than ever. I figured I would just have to live like this and deal with it. I put on a good show in front of people and cried alone. Then, I stumbled upon Peter’s website. I figured this was my last attempt. Peter is kind, understanding, and patient. He helped guide me out of the dark and see the light. He is truly there to help. He never looks at his time during sessions. I would have to remind him that time is up. His rates are reasonable so everyone cam get proper therapy. He gave me practical tools to use to overcome my anxiety. He is always available via email for advice. He truly cares about the progress of his patients. Peter changed my life and gave me the chance to enjoy my life again. I am eternally grateful to him.”
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Welcome. My name is Peter Strong, and I provide online therapy via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression and also I offer OCD therapy online via Skype.
If you are suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, if you’re having problems with intrusive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, then you might like to try some mindfulness therapy. This training is very effective for helping you work with intrusive thoughts and behaviors by teaching you how to really change the relationship you have to your thoughts and the emotional impulses that feed those thoughts.
So the biggest problem that I see in OCD and also in addiction as well, is the tendency to become just blindly identified with our compulsive thoughts, with our intrusive thoughts. They get triggered and then we simply fall into those thoughts, we become identified with them. We become a prisoner of those thoughts.
This is often described as emotional contraction. We contract into the thoughts we literally become our thoughts and that is the real problem with OCD, and during Online Therapy for OCD we learn how to fundamentally change this relationship by actually learning to meditate on our thoughts, those same intrusive thoughts that cause suffering. We hold those in the mind, but in a relationship of conscious awareness, or mindfulness, where we can hold the thought and not fall into it, not identify with it, but see the thought as an object in the mind.
So re-establishing this balance of seeing the thoughts as an object is quite central to breaking out of the trap of obsessive compulsive disorder. You really need to change the way that you relate to your thoughts. If you simply identify with them, that simply reinforces those thoughts and the underlying emotion that fuels the thoughts.
So if you like to learn more about OCD therapy online do please go to my website and email me with any questions you have and feel free to describe the particular form of OCD that you are struggling with and I’m happy to answer your questions, and we can schedule a Skype Therapy session at a time that works for you to help you manage your intrusive thoughts.
Most people see quite significant changes when they apply the mindfulness strategy that I teach themselves when they start applying it between sessions. Most people see quite dramatic improvements after the first three to four sessions. Once you get used to really seeing the thought as an object and not identifying with it then you will be begin to, essentially, neutralize that intrusive thought and the emotion underneath it.
Once you stop feeding it, it will begin to lose its strength, lose its intensity, and eventually you will be able to break free from the effects of those intrusive thoughts and the compulsive behaviors that result from intrusive thoughts.
So if you’d like to get started with me, learning how to apply mindfulness for OCD, then please send me an email. Thank you.
Online Therapy for OCD – How to deal with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional Mindfulness therapist and I offer online Mindfulness Therapy via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression and also for obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD.
OCD is a very distressing anxiety disorder for most people because you know that these thoughts, these intrusive repetitive thoughts, are irrational and are not productive in any way, but you feel completely trapped by them. You find that you’re just not able to persuade yourself, to stop thinking these intrusive thoughts and the intrusive thoughts have a very strong emotional charge to them which is what makes them so intrusive in the first place.
The emotional charge is what we need to work on and that is basically formed around anxiety or fear. This emotional charge is what makes those thoughts intrusive. And also of course these intrusive thoughts lead to repetitive behaviors such as repetitive compulsive hand-washing or compulsive cleaning or arranging things in an orderly way over and over again.
Whatever the compulsion it has an underlying intrusive thought. an obsession, and that obsessive thought has underlying it a very intense form of anxiety of fear.
Apply mindfulness to neutralize the emotional charge of intrusive thoughts
So, the path forward for online therapy for OCD is one of learning to apply mindfulness to neutralize and resolve the underlying fear that infuses the obsessive thoughts and the compulsions that result.
We do this by actually, surprisingly perhaps, meditating on those OCD thoughts. We choose to meditate on them, to bring them into conscious awareness. But on our terms. We choose to do so rather than finding ourselves being a victim of them.
We choose to meditate on them and then we choose to change the way that we relate to these thoughts. First of all, we learn to sit with the thoughts rather like sitting on the bank of a river learning not to fall in, not to become consumed by those thoughts, not to become identified with those thoughts and then act on them.
So, this is the first stage of mindfulness training, is learning to sit with your intrusive thoughts. The second part of that process of sitting with intrusive thoughts is learning not to react to them. So just as we learn to not identify with them, we learn also to not react to them with the common forms of reactivity which are avoidance and aversion.
If you try to escape and distract yourself away from intrusive thoughts you will simply feed them and they will come back stronger than ever. And if you try to fight them with some form of willpower or aversion or resistance that too will simply strengthen the underlying anxiety and fear that fuels the intrusive thoughts.
What we need to do instead is generates a friendly and open relationship with the thoughts where we can hold them in the mind in a space of consciousness and friendliness, that’s what we call mindfulness, without becoming obsessed, without becoming caught in the thoughts and without reacting to the thoughts, which simply feeds the underlying fear or anxiety.
Change the imagery and you change the emotion
That’s the first stage. The second stage is investigating more about what actually creates that underlying fear that makes the thought intrusive, and that is where we look at the imagery of the fear, of the intrusive thought, because emotion always works through some form of imagery, how you see it in the mind.
So for an intrusive thought, the imagery of that fear and the thought itself is usually very big and very close and very high, and that’s what makes it powerful, it’s imagery, the size of the imagery, the size of the imagery makes it more powerful if it’s large. If it is very small then it’s less powerful.
Also the position of the thought is very important. So typically intrusive thoughts are always at a head level. They literally are like bees hovering around the head. So that position at head level is part of the structure of the intrusive thoughts and particularly the fear part of the thought. Remember, it is the fear that’s important. That’s what keeps the thought alive, it keeps it recurring over and over again.
So when we investigate this imagery of how the fear actually works we can begin to explore changing the imagery of how we experience, how we see these thoughts. When you change the imagery you change the emotion that’s associated with the thought.
So typically, what we practice doing is taking the thought which is charged with this fear and making it smaller and then moving it and putting it at a lower level, putting it on the floor. It is not possible to be overwhelmed by a thoughts if it’s the size of an ant and is placed on the floor. If you see it on the floor it loses all its emotional power. And this is part of changing the fear component of the intrusive thoughts. So during mindfulness training we practice doing this, we practice changing the imagery and diffusing the emotional charge, neutralizing it.
When you’ve done this sufficiently then those thoughts cease to be intrusive, they start to fade away quite naturally and the behaviors, the compulsive behaviors that develop from those obsessive thoughts also begins to subside.
So that’s part of the training that we cover in mindfulness therapy. If you would like to learn more about how to apply mindfulness to overcome OCD, do please email me and we can set up an online therapy session for your OCD.
With this approach, which is very practical and very focused, it will give you tools that you can apply yourself and so build on the skills of reprocessing your thoughts, basically. And that’s what’s most important, that you have the tools to do this, and that’s what I teach during online therapy for OCD. So please email me to schedule an online therapy session. Thank you.
If you would like more detailed help with working with intrusive thoughts using Mindfulness Therapy, then do please email me and we can schedule a Skype therapy session to help you overcome your OCD intrusive thoughts. Thank you.
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