Skype Counseling Therapy – Counseling via Skype for Anxiety & Depression
Online Skype counseling therapy provides a very effective as well as very convenient way to get professional help for managing anxiety and depression and other common emotional problems without relying on medications.
Most of my clients see big improvements after 3-4 sessions as they learn how to work with their emotions using the techniques of Mindfulness Therapy that I teach during these Skype therapy sessions. I will teach you in great detail how to apply mindfulness to facilitate healing of your emotional suffering and help you overcome anxiety and depression.
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Peter’s approach which, while based in the teachings of the Buddha,
are fully compatible with any religion or philosophy.”
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Online Skype Counseling Therapy for Managing Anxiety & Depression
I developed this service several years ago as a way of making psychotherapy, and especially Mindfulness Therapy, which is my specialty, more available to those who are looking for effective ways to better manage emotional suffering. I will be most happy to answer any questions you may have about counseling therapy via Skype, and when you feel ready, you can schedule an online Skype counseling therapy session with me.
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Standard counseling can be beneficial and it certainly feels better when you can communicate how you are feeling to someone who is a good listener, but often common talk therapy does not change the underlying psychological process that creates your emotional suffering and typically does not produce long-term results.
This also applies to the use of medications – prescription anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants may provide a temporary relief from symptoms for a while, but medications will not change the underlying process that generates your anxiety or depression.
The kind of psychotherapy that I offer is known as Mindfulness Therapy, which is very successful for controlling chronic anxiety as well as for treating chronic depression or other emotional difficulties resulting from conditioned negative thinking. Most of my clients see measurable changes in the level of their anxiety or depression after 3-4 sessions of Skype Counseling Therapy.
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This online Skype-based counseling therapy service is available world-wide, including the USA, UK and Europe. All you need is an internet connection and you are ready to start Skype therapy with me.
Skype-based Online Counseling Therapy Service
Welcome! My name in Peter Strong and I am a professional online psychotherapist. I live in Boulder, Colorado, and I provide online therapy via Skype. This Skye Counseling Therapy Service is available wherever you may live, throughout the United States, Canada and Europe as well. The service that I offer is very effective for working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and for addictions.
The methods I use are called Mindfulness Therapy, which is a particularly effective way of developing a relationship with your emotions. Most of the time, we simply react to our emotions or we try to avoid them, or we simply become overwhelmed by them.
In Mindfulness Therapy we learn how to sit with our emotions without reacting and without becoming overwhelmed. This allows us to begin to change the emotion and discover how the emotion can change itself, often through imagery, because at the core of all emotions you will find some form of imagery, internal images that capture the emotion. And, when you can see this imagery, you can change the imagery, and when you change the imagery, the emotion changes.
So, this is one of the principles behind Mindfulness Therapy. The other is to develop a stable and compassionate relationship with your own emotions, because this is what facilitates healing and long-term results.
When there is chronic anxiety or depression or other form of emotional suffering there is almost always a poor internal relationship with those emotions, usually based on some form of avoidance and often aversion. This lack of internal compassion is a major factor that prevents healing and it is a major topic that we work on during therapy sessions.
During mindfulness training I will teach you how to restore this internal compassion, developing what we call the “True Self-Little Self Alliance.” You have to learn how to become a virtual parent to your emotions, helping them heal through interacting them in much the same way as a parent would comfort a child.
If you are interested in online Skype Counseling, then please email me and lets schedule a Skype Therapy Session.
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The Skype Counseling Alternative
Welcome. So, I offer Skype counseling therapy for the treatment of anxiety and for help with overcoming chronic depression and addictions and any other emotional problems that you may be experiencing. The Skype counseling option is particularly useful if you are looking for an alternative to medications, and perhaps you’ve also tried conventional talk therapy without success and now you’re looking for a different approach.
I offer mindfulness therapy via Skype which is a very different way of working with emotions. It’s not just talking about your emotions and your family history. It’s not trying to analyze your emotional reactions, but rather is trying to change the emotional habits and the habitual reactive thinking underneath those emotions. This is what mindfulness therapy is really designed to do: to change those underlying unconscious reactive habits that creates your anxiety and depression.
If you’d like to learn more about Skype counseling therapy in general do please go to my website, and if you’d like to schedule a Skype counseling session with me, then simply e-mail me. Tell me more about yourself and how I can help you. And then we can schedule a Skype counseling session at a time that works for you.
I’m based in Colorado in the USA, but I see people worldwide and especially people who have a particular interest in mindfulness therapy for the treatment of emotional suffering. So, please go to my website, learn more about this Skype counseling therapy service and also about mindfulness therapy, and then email me and we can schedule a trial Skype counseling session. Thank you.
Skype Counseling Therapy Online
Real help for overcoming anxiety and depression without using medication
Skype counseling is the first choice for many people these days because of the convenience of online counseling. It means you can talk to a therapist in real-time without having to leave the comfort of your own home, or without having to leave the office. If you are suffering from social anxiety or agoraphobia then online counseling therapy via Skype is definitely something you should consider.
Also, you may live in a rural area, or you may live abroad, where it can be difficult to find a therapist to work with, or you may not like the local choices available. Skype Counseling Therapy definitely offers you more options, and indeed, I work with people all over the world.
The online therapy approach is also becoming more popular as more people begin to change their view towards anxiety, depression and other forms of emotional suffering. Instead of seeing them as mental illnesses, people realize that most emotional suffering is caused by habits – patterns of emotional, cognitive and behavioral reactivity. What most people really need are tools to change these habits, and that is precisely what I teach during sessions of online counseling therapy via Skype.
I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy, which is one of the most effective ways of overcoming anxiety, depression and stress. Like CBT, Mindfulness Therapy works on the process that creates emotional suffering. We have to change the underlying habits of habitual reactive thinking and beliefs to which we tend to become blindly attached. Mindfulness training teaches you how to break free from these habits, and it is very effective.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist. I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy and I offer Skype counseling and therapy online. This is a very effective way of getting access to professional help and learning very effective mindfulness-based ways of working with your emotions, with your anxiety or depression or addiction or emotional trauma or obsessive compulsive disorder and intrusive thoughts. Those are some of the areas that I work with online and find very good results using Mindfulness Therapy, which is what I specialize in and have been teaching online for the last several years now.
Of course, I work a lot with people who are suffering from agoraphobia, who find it extremely difficult to leave home. The online therapy option is an excellent choice here if you’re suffering from agoraphobia or if you are living abroad and can’t find the right kind of therapist to work with where you’re living or if you’re living in a rural area where the choices are limited.
There are many reasons why online therapy is a good choice for you to look at. Another thing that’s really important, besides the convenience and the access to psychotherapy, is that it’s much more comfortable for most people to be able to work online. It’s less overwhelming, less intimidating, because I certainly do not ascribe to a clinical approach to treating anxiety or depression. I see these as being psychological, emotional problems that respond very well to mindfulness-based techniques, ways of working with your emotions more effectively.
So the approach that I take is less clinical in nature and much more friendly basically and less intimidating for most people. This is very important. If you’re working with difficult emotions, you want to feel very comfortable during your sessions so that you’re able to really actively work with your emotions.
So during Mindfulness Therapy, which is what I would be teaching you during these online sessions, we work very directly with our emotions. We spend much less time talking about our emotions and much more time looking at them to see how they work, to uncover the mechanism that’s creating the anxiety or depression or trauma.
We look at the patterns of reactivity that feeds that emotional suffering. This is extremely important. Reactivity is the real issue in the vast majority of cases; that blind habitual reactivity in the form of reactive thoughts that proliferate, and layers of emotional reactivity such as avoidance and aversion. These all have the effect of preventing healing. So learning to overcome the blind reactivity is a central theme in Mindfulness Therapy, and I will teach you exactly how to do all this, how to work with your emotions using mindfulness.
I will teach you how to apply mindfulness meditation, for example, to work directly with the mind to promote healing and well-being and freedom.
Mindfulness Therapy is a great choice and it works extremely well online. If you’d like to learn more, please reach out to me by email. Go to the contact page on my website. Send me an email. Feel free to ask any questions you have and schedule a Skype therapy session if you are interested in learning how to apply mindfulness to overcome your anxiety or depression or other form of emotional suffering. Thank you.
The Boulder Center for Mindfulness Therapy Online with Dr. Peter Strong. Skype-Based Online Psychotherapy for Anxiety & Depression, Traumatic Stress and PTSD, Addictions, Emotional Abuse Recovery and other Emotional Problems: A convenient and effective Online Counseling Service that you can access from home.
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Skype Counseling Therapy Service Online
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist and I offer Skype counseling therapy online via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression and addiction and other common emotional problems that benefit from the approach of mindfulness therapy, which is what I offer during these online therapy sessions.
So Skype counseling therapy is a good option if you find it difficult to leave your house. So of course, I work a lot with the agoraphobia and other anxiety disorders. It’s also a good choice if you are living in a remote area or where there are no local therapists available. It’s also good choice if you prefer the greater privacy of having your sessions online where you don’t want to meet a local therapist. I also work a lot with people living abroad as well who are looking for some help with anxiety or depression or other forms of emotional stress.
The main thing when you’re seeking any form of online therapy is that you use Skype or a similar video platform so you can see each other. If you can see each other then Skype therapy is just as effective as meeting in person. You certainly don’t need to be physically present to receive good quality psychotherapy, but you do need to see each other because that allows a much better quality communication. So that’s why I recommend using Skype.
The style of psychotherapy that I offer online over Skype is called mindfulness therapy. This is a very effective way of working with the mind. Mindfulness describes a state of conscious awareness where we are able to be present consciously with the mind, with thoughts, with emotions, with memories, with trauma, without becoming reactive, without pushing painful emotions away, without grasping onto pleasant emotions, without avoiding emotional pain and without becoming overwhelmed by emotional pain either.
The goal of mindfulness therapy, which is a system of work that I have developed over the years, is to change the way that you relate to your emotions and particularly to emotional suffering. It’s very important that you learn how to develop a conscious relationship that’s open and non-reactive. This is essential to allow healing to occur. The reactivity towards painful emotions is what creates suffering and is what prevents healing.
So that reactivity, such as avoidance and aversion or inner criticism and other forms of emotional reactivity to your emotional pain, all of these kinds of reactivity feeds the underlying emotional pain and prevents it from healing. So the goal in mindfulness therapy is to overcome this blind reactivity. These reactive habits are subconscious in nature, they are habits that we acquire, often from our family, from our society, from one culture and even from our religion. They are often very, very much against the experience of our emotional pain.
There are forms of avoidance, so we need to develop a totally different relationship with our emotions and particularly with anxiety and depression. The quality of that relationship is what will determine whether you heal or not.
So in mindfulness therapy, we learn how to develop this quality of relationship with your emotions by meditating on those emotions. We do not use meditation to escape the mind, rather we use meditation to bring that much needed conscious awareness to the mind, because that is what consciousness is really for. That is why it has developed. From an evolutionary perspective it has developed so that we can change emotional habits, and that offers a survival advantage.
So we need to bring more conscious awareness to our emotions. This is the central focus of mindfulness. So we meditate on our emotions. You learn to sit with your emotions without falling into the blind reactive patterns that have been causing the suffering, sometimes over years.
So we learn to sit with our emotions. When we can develop that independence and objectivity, where we can return to our true self, which is defined in mindfulness psychology as the observing conscious presence, when you can return to that state and see the anxiety as an object and not who you are, then we can begin the process of healing.
So mindfulness is about developing direct conscious awareness to see the anxiety or depression exactly as it is, without any reactivity. Without even trying to accept it. This is a common misconception, mindfulness is not about acceptance, it’s about awakening. It’s about seeing clearly what is there in front of you, whatever it is that you’re looking at. This is very, very important; it is being totally present with that experience.
When you have established this quality of objective consciousness, then you can begin to help that emotion heal, if it is anxiety or depression, by exploring a structure. Seeing how it works and then helping to change that inner process that causes that anxiety or depression.
There are really two main ways we go about doing this. We first of all, look at the associated patterns of reactive thinking. Reactive thinking is the fuel that feeds anxiety and depression. It’s the fuel that also feeds addiction. And again, it’s habitual in nature. We don’t really see what’s going on. We just suffer the consequences of reactive thinking.
Well, in mindfulness meditation we are deliberately looking for that reactive thinking and looking and now seeing it consciously. And this changes everything. So we see we learn to see those reactive thoughts. We learn to develop objective consciousness towards them as well. So you see the thought arise, but we don’t become seduced by that thought. We don’t become entangled with it. We simply see it as an object in the mind.
The second way that we can work with the mind is to look at the imagery of our emotions. All emotions are based on internal psychological imagery. Typically, when emotions are very intense, the imagery is very large and very close. And very often it’s high in our psychological field of vision. That’s why we often say that we feel overwhelmed, or that the emotion is getting on top of us. We feel squashed by the emotion. It has to be in a high position in our psychological fields of vision. This is all part of the imagery. It has to be large to be overwhelming.
So when we start to see the imagery by looking, which is the first job of mindfulness, to actually look and see what is there. What is this anxiety, what does it look like? Where do we see it? How big is it? What color is it? What shape is? What’s its texture? Is it hard or soft?
When we actually start to investigate its structure, then we can begin to change that structure, because it’s just habit. That’s all it is. Anxiety and depression are habits, and they’re based on this habitual psychological imagery. We can change that imagery.
Once we make a conscious, you can make the emotions smaller, you can move them to a lower position. You can change their color. If they’re hot, you can make them cooler. If they’re cold, you can make them warmer. There’s lots of different ways that you can skillfully interact with that emotional imagery and help it change.
The primary principle here, which is one of the principles of mindfulness therapy, is that when emotions heal, they do so by changing their own imagery. So this happens quite naturally. This is a natural way that the mind processes emotions. When they heal, the imagery changes. This is how the mind is able to reduce the emotional intensity of an experience. If it could not do that then we would be in a state of complete emotional overload. But emotions do resolve over time. And the way they do that is by changing their own internal imagery, the mind changes the imagery of the emotion.
We can speed up the process during our meditation. You see the imagery clearer and through developing our own intuitive wisdom we begin to get a sense of what would help that emotion resolve itself and heal. So you might try making it smaller. We might try moving it further away. Moving it to a lower level, changing its color, etc… When the imagery of the emotion changes, the emotion changes.
And our job during meditation is always about discovering what leads to the resolution of suffering. That’s what mindfulness meditation is fundamentally about, it is derived from the Buddha’s teaching and the primary interest of the Buddha and his teachings was about awakening to suffering and the resolution of suffering. So it’s very important that we understand that.
Mindfulness meditation has a very definite purpose. It is not just blindly watching things. As one teacher said, if all there was to meditation was just sitting and watching things then chickens would be enlightened.
So meditation is about helping things heal. It’s about reestablishing emotional well-being and balance by responding skillfully to the structure of your anxiety or depression that has, essentially, become stuck. We’re trying to help that emotion become unstuck so that it can start to change in that natural way, by changing its imagery.
So working with imagery is a very important part of what is technically called “the response of compassion.” And that’s one of the fundamental components of mindfulness. Mindfulness has a passive component, which is about the direct conscious experience of things, and it has an active component, which is the response of compassion, of healing suffering, of healing anxiety and depression.
So this is a brief overview of some of the components of mindfulness therapy that I teach during these Skype counseling therapy sessions.
If you would like to learn more and if you’d like to schedule a Skype therapy session with me, then please go to my website and contact me through the contact form to get started. Thank you.
Skype Counseling Therapy – A better choice for you
Welcome. If you’re suffering from anxiety or struggling with depression or with an addiction then you might consider Skype counseling therapy. I have been offering counseling therapy for many years now and in my experience as a psychotherapist is it is just as effective as meeting the client in person. There’s really no difference in the quality of therapy as long as you can see each other, which of course is made possible by Skype.
If you are interested in learning more about Skype counseling therapy, do please go to my website and then e-mail me and we can schedule a Skype counseling session at a time that works for you.
This approach is very effective indeed for people who want to take charge of their emotional recovery process and who want to avoid the medical approach and medications, which are often not really appropriate, let alone needed for managing anxiety and depression. What is most important to overcome these emotional habits is to learn how to change the underlying psychological process that causes your anxiety or depression or addiction. This is best done by psychotherapy.
You’re actually looking at the process of reactive thinking that is creating your anxiety or depression; medications will not do that.
So if you’re interested in learning more about so Skype counseling therapy and how it can help you please contact me via email, and then we can schedule his Skype counseling session. Thank you.
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Skype Counseling Psychotherapy
My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional online therapist specializing in mindfulness therapy. I offer Skype counseling therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression and any other emotional problems that you may be experiencing. The Skype counseling therapy approach is a very good alternative if you’re looking to manage your emotional well-being yourself without the use of medications.
The online format works extremely well especially for the style of psychotherapy that I teach online, which is called mindfulness therapy. This is very good for anxiety particularly. It teaches you how to break free from the blind conditioned habitual reactivity and reactive thinking that feeds anxiety and also depression.
If you like to learn more about counseling therapy sessions, then do simply email me and I will answer any questions you have. And we can also schedule a trial session so you can see for yourself just how effective Skype counseling can be for managing difficult emotions like anxiety and depression. So I look forward to hearing from you and helping you with mindfulness therapy through Skype. Thank you.
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Skype Counseling Therapy Online using mindfulness
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist and I offer Skype counseling therapy online. So being able to see a therapist online through Skype is a very effective and very convenient way of getting the help that you might need for overcoming anxiety or depression or addiction or any other emotional problem that benefits from good quality psychotherapy.
The advantage of using Skype for online therapy is that it allows you to see each other. This makes the therapy sessions very much more effective than other forms of online therapy that don’t use Skype. It’s really important that you see each other because that will make communication much more effective and that is going to make the psychotherapy sessions much more effective, also.
I am often asked if Skype therapy is as effective as in-person therapy. My reply is that online therapy is equally effective as long as you are using Skype so that you can see each other.
People like Skype-based counseling therapy because of its convenience. It means that you can conduct your psychotherapy sessions at home or in the office which makes it much easier to fit your psychotherapy sessions into your busy schedule at a time that works for you. So convenience is a very important factor, and it’s all part of making psychotherapy more available, which is one of my main interests.
Another advantage of online therapy through Skype is that it’s much less intimidating than in-person therapy and this can be quite important if you’re suffering from anxiety or depression or addiction. You might find it difficult to talk about your emotions, so being able to have that separation provided by the screen makes it a lot easier for many people to open up and talk about what is affecting them and then to start learning how to work with those emotions more effectively.
Another advantage of online Skype Therapy is that it offers greater privacy. There’s a greater sense of anonymity when you’re working with a therapist online, and again, that sense of privacy is quite important when you’re dealing with painful emotions.
If you are suffering from agoraphobia, then having access to an online therapist is essential, and not surprisingly, many of my clients come to me for help with agoraphobia. I also get a lot of requests for help with driving phobia. If you are homebound for whatever reason, then online therapy is a valuable treatment option for you to consider.
So the style of Skype therapy that I provide online is called Mindfulness Therapy, and this is a very effective way of learning how to work with your emotions. It’s quite different than conventional talk therapy, which is based on talking about your emotions to try and gain a better understanding. That can be a useful factor, but is often not sufficient to heal anxiety disorders. You have to work at a deeper process level, and that is the focus in Mindfulness Therapy.
We learn to work with our emotions directly. And the primary way we do this is by learning how to meditate on our emotions. So meditation and specifically mindfulness meditation is a central part of Mindfulness Therapy and I’ll be teaching you how to meditate on your anxiety or depression or emotional trauma during our sessions together.
Using the techniques of mindfulness means learning how to cultivate what is called “objective consciousness.” That means the ability to stay present with an emotion and not fall into those habitual patterns of reactivity, which is the more typical thing that happens for people suffering from anxiety or depression.
We tend to fall into the reactivity that feeds those emotions. This happens subconsciously without our full awareness. It’s a habit, so reactivity is a habit that feeds the anxiety or depression or trauma. Overcoming of his habits requires training in consciousness, and that is primarily what mindfulness is. It is about developing non-reactive, objective consciousness.
So we learn to sit with our emotions without becoming consumed by those emotions. We learn to see the thoughts that feed those emotions without becoming lost in those thoughts. So we begin to develop more and more space around our emotions, and this is essential for promoting healing. The reactivity inhibits healing. When we get lost in reactivity it simply feeds emotional suffering, whether it’s anxiety, depression or trauma. But, when you can sit with those same emotions without reacting, then healing begins.
The other major factor of mindfulness that we develop when we are learning how to meditate on our emotions is the quality of compassion. We are learning how to develop compassion towards our emotions, those parts of our experience that are stuck, that are in pain, the emotional wounds within that have not healed.
So developing compassion for these parts of our experience requires that objective consciousness, mindfulness. It also requires a level of interaction with those emotions, looking at what will help those emotions heal. And there’s various techniques and methods to do this to promote healing and I will teach you these methods in great detail during our sessions together.
But just the very action of being able to sit mindfully with your emotions allows compassion and healing to arise quite naturally. So when we stop reacting, healing continues. Those emotional wounds will heal as long as you stop reacting to them and stop identifying with them, and stop that blind, habitual process of becoming them.
This mindfulness approach is a very direct and very practical approach to overcoming anxiety and depression and during these counseling and therapy sessions, I will teach you how to apply mindfulness to bring about long-lasting healing. That is the goal of Mindfulness Therapy. It is to promote healing internally.
So if you’d like to learn more about Skype Counseling using mindfulness to overcome anxiety or depression or addiction or to work with emotional trauma and painful emotions. If you’d like to learn how to apply mindfulness to work with intrusive thoughts and OCD. If you would like to learn how to apply mindfulness for overcoming PTSD, then please contact me.
Let’s schedule these Skype counseling therapy session and let me explain to you how mindfulness works and then I will teach you how to apply mindfulness so that you can put these teachings into action yourself. This is what is most important, that you learn how to work with your emotions yourself and not become dependent on a therapist or on some treatment program. So medications are sometimes useful to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression but medications do not provide a long-term solution.
So if you want to really change things, you have to develop this internal, conscious, mindful relationship with your emotions. That is what creates the right conditions for healing.
Overcome habitual reactive thinking
Mindfulness therapy is immensely effective, especially for anxiety and for depression, as well, where the principle cause of the emotion is reactive thinking. It’s habitual reactive thinking or rumination that simply feeds the anxiety or depression in the same way that throwing wood on a fire feeds the fire and prevents the fire from burning itself out.
So reactive thinking is one of the principal things we must change if we want to get over anxiety or depression we do this by building a relationship with our emotions.
We learn to meditate on our anxiety or depression or any other emotion for that matter. We build a relationship in which we cultivate consciousness, conscious awareness, so that we stay conscious and are able to prevent the mind from becoming overwhelmed by the reactive thinking. We can see thoughts without becoming lost in those thoughts.
This requires training that will not happen automatically but it will happen if we make the choice to train ourselves to remain independent in relationship to our thoughts.
So this is a very important part of mindfulness therapy that I offer during these Skype counseling therapy sessions. We learn how to sit with our emotions. This prevents them growing, essentially, it prevents the emotions feeding in the same way that that fire fed when we put more fuel onto it. If we stop feeding our anxiety or depression with reactive thinking then those emotions will begin to subside and burn themselves out.
In then this way we are actually creating a new pathway in the brain through which those emotions gradually lose strength and resolve themselves. So reactivity simply strengthens the emotions, but non-reactivity activity weakens the emotions and allows them to dissipate and diffuse.
So please contact me, this interests you and if you would like to schedule a Skype Therapy session with me. Thank you.
Skype Counseling Therapy vs In-person
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional online therapist. I offer Skype counseling to provide help with anxiety, depression, addictions and other difficult emotions that you may be experiencing. I am a professional psychotherapist, based in Boulder, Colorado, and I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy, which I offer online via Skype. If you are interested in Skype counseling, do please contact me, email me and we can discuss whether Skype counseling is the right choice for you.
Skype counseling is certainly very popular these days as an alternative to traditional office-based visits, which, of course, take up a lot of time, and it’s often very difficult to find the right kind of therapist to work with in your local area. So, Skype counseling is much more convenient for you.
Also, most of my clients have a particular interest in mindfulness-based therapy. Mindfulness Therapy is becoming very highly respected now especially for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Mindfulness Therapy is a way of learning to work with reactive thoughts and reactive emotions. It helps you change your relationship to the content of your mind so that you do not become overwhelmed by reactive thinking, excessive worrying, and by traumatic emotions, too. In my opinion, Mindfulness Therapy is one of the most effective methods available right now for working with anxiety and depression and for resolving those compulsive emotions behind obsessive-compulsive thinking, or OCD, and for working with addictions.
So, if you are interested in learning more about Skype counseling, do please visit my website and send me an email, and then we can schedule a Skype counseling therapy session.
The first session is always a TRIAL SESSION, and you can learn more about that on my website, but basically, the trial session is a way of testing whether this approach to online therapy and Mindfulness therapy is what you are looking for. If you do not find it useful then there is no charge for that trial session.
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Skype Therapy Counseling Online for the treatment of anxiety and depression
The Skype counseling therapy approach works extremely well online. It covers the main factors that we need for successful psychotherapy, and that is that we can see each other as well as talk to each other in real time. It is really exactly the same as being in the office with the person, and for the style of therapy that I offer, which is called Mindfulness Therapy, it is perfectly adequate having your sessions through Skype.
In some ways it’s actually better for you because it is more convenient, it’s more comfortable for you. It means you don’t have to leave home, which can be a major factor, especially if you are struggling with anxiety or depression, which is what I specialize in.
Mindfulness Therapy is particularly effective for overcoming anxiety and for depression as well.
If you are interested in Skype therapy counseling with me, please do go to my online counseling website and email me and I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the process, and I will be happy to explain to you in more detail how the mindfulness-based approach that I teach and that I write about in my book, ‘The Path of Mindfulness Meditation’ can help you overcome your specific emotional issues.
As I say, Mindfulness Therapy is by far the best approach available for working with anxiety and depression, and I have also had very good success with addictions and also with the treatment of OCD.
This is because all of these emotional problems are based on chronic underlying psychological emotional habits that tend to operate out of awareness like any habit, and they tend to get triggered and then we become captured by that habit. So, for example, anxiety is primarily a habit. Anxiety can be triggered by a thought or a memory or something that someone says to you, or other event. It triggers an internal psychological habit that then creates the emotion.
Working with these habits is the main focus of Mindfulness Therapy. You will learn very practical and very focused methods of working with your emotions using mindfulness during the therapy sessions and also you will be able to practice these methods by yourself between the therapy sessions.
Most people using this very focused approach will see a significant reduction in anxiety or depression within 3-4 sessions. We spend much more time working on changing that underlying habit than simply talking about your family history or the reasons that may have caused you to become anxious or depressed in the first place. The history of your emotional suffering is useful, of course, but it is not going to change that emotional habit. You have to focus on that directly, which is what we do in Mindfulness Therapy.
So, if you would like to schedule a Skype therapy counseling session do please go to my website and simply email me and we can arrange a time that works for you and for me. I see people throughout the United States of America, Canada, sometimes South America, certainly in Europe and the United Kingdom, and I also see many clients in the Middle East, including Kuwait, Israel and so on. It’s just really a question of finding a time that works for you and me.
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Skype Counseling Therapy – Very Effective for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Depression
The main focus of Skype counseling is to give you the tools for working with your anxiety or depression more effectively. I teach Mindfulness therapy, which is especially effective for anxiety disorders.
It teaches you how to change the underlying habits that cause your emotional suffering, which is far more important than just “talking about your feelings” as is the usual approach that you may have experienced already. That approach definitely has its place, but is seldom powerful enough to heal deep seated anxiety or depression. Medications also have a place, but similarly do little to heal the underlying cause of you suffering.
We have to address the root cause which is Reactive Habitual Thinking and Unresolved Emotions, often traumatic in nature and origin. We address both in Mindfulness Therapy, which is why this approach can produce results in far fewer session than is typical with conventional talk therapy.
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist based in Boulder, Colorado, and I offer Skype counseling therapy for anxiety and depression and other common psychological problems that benefit from mindfulness therapy, and that’s what I specialize in.
So Skype counseling therapy using mindfulness is very effective for anxiety, in particular. It teaches you how to work with the emotions and the thoughts that cause your anxiety. And this is the most important thing. Changing the habitual reactive process that creates anxiety.
So with mindfulness we look closely at these reactive habitual processes and we bring consciousness to them, that is mindfulness. We bring conscious awareness to these habits. And when you bring consciousness to a habit that makes it very much easier to change that habit. The real driving force behind all emotional habits is simply unawareness, the absence of consciousness.
So we learn how to actually meditate on our emotions. We bring our emotions into the mind and we look at them like we would look at an object. We examine them and we watch for the reactive processes that support them and feed our emotions.
When we see the reactive processes at work we simply consciously acknowledge them and break that habit of reactive identification, whereby we simply become swallowed up by reactive thinking, by negative thinking and by negative beliefs.
So we learn how to see the mind without becoming controlled by it. We watch thoughts without becoming lost in those thoughts. We watch our emotional reactions without becoming lost in those emotional reactions.
In this way we quite quickly can become free from those habits. And when you free yourself from the habits, then you free yourself from the essential underlying cause of our anxiety or depression. And that’s what makes mindfulness therapy so effective, because it really gets to the underlying cause of your suffering, rather than just talking about your emotions or treating your emotional symptoms with some medications.
So talk therapy in the usual sense of the word, isn’t really getting to the root of the problem. Medications of course do nothing to change the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression.
So it’s important to understand that anxiety and depression is a habit and that habit is what we work on changing through developing a very conscious and very open and non-reactive relationship with that habit. So this approach works extremely well for anxiety. It works well for specific forms of anxiety such as OCD. It helps us break free from those reactive intrusive thoughts. It helps us overcome chronic worry. It works well with health anxiety, which has a set of specific triggers associated with health and perceived illness.
It works very well with all kinds of fear, including phobias, and agoraphobia is particularly susceptible to Mindfulness Therapy. Many of my clients suffer from agoraphobia and that’s why they seek me because I offer online therapy, which is of course very convenient if you’re suffering from agoraphobia.
I also see lots of people suffering that suffer from anxiety around driving. So driving phobia is another common condition that I work with using mindfulness therapy.
It works extremely well. Most people see results quite quickly when they start taking this direct, focused approach, looking at the actual mechanism that produces your anxiety or depression. So you should expect to see changes after three or four sessions with me. Substantial changes. Significant improvements in your welfare and significant reduction in the intensity of episodes of anxiety or depression.
So if you’d like to get started with me and you would like to schedule an online therapy session via Skype, do please contact me and let’s get started. You’ll see changes even after that very first session with me once we start applying the mindfulness methods that I’ve developed over the years.
And I will teach you these methods so you can apply them yourself, and this is what’s most important. So you can actually start to develop the mindfulness therapy methods for yourself and practice them at home between sessions. This is what really makes the difference and makes mindfulness therapy so very effective for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
So contact me if you’d like to schedule a session. If you have any questions please ask them. Please feel free to tell me more about your specific struggles and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, and then we can schedule a session at a time that works for both of us. Thank you.
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Skype Counseling Therapy Sessions
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I am a professional psychotherapist and I offer Skype counseling therapy sessions for the treatment of anxiety and depression and addictions and other common psychological and emotional problems that benefit from the techniques of mindfulness therapy.
So mindfulness therapy is a very effective way of working with anxiety and depression particularly, because it helps you break free from those patterns of habitual reactive thinking and habitual emotional reactivity that feeds anxiety and depression. Addiction, of course, can be described as a behavioral reaction based on anxiety or depression. So it’s really important to work with these core emotions that can be quite devastating if they’re not properly managed.
You don’t need medications to manage anxiety and depression. You’re much better off changing the underlying habits that are creating your anxiety and depression. These patterns of reactive thinking.
So during mindfulness therapy we learn to develop conscious attention to see these patterns of reactive thinking. We identify the reactive thoughts and then we build a relationship with those thoughts that’s based on conscious awareness. It’s essential to overcome the habitual aspect of reactive thinking.
The habitual aspect of reactive thinking is based on unawareness, not seeing those thoughts clearly. And this is why we feel so much a victim of reactive thoughts. You feel a prisoner of our anxiety and depression because this habitual process is controlling us and is doing so without our choice and awareness.
So building choice is all about building that awareness and conscious relationship towards those thoughts themselves. And we do this, surprisingly, by learning how to meditate on those thoughts and of course on the emotions underneath the thoughts. We bring them deliberately into awareness. But we approach them consciously and that’s quite different than simply reacting.
When you bring them into consciousness in this way then you begin to restore choice and you can begin to change those thought patterns, you can heal the underlying emotions and you can minimize the effect of those reactive thoughts. So this is the basis of mindfulness therapy. It’s all about changing the relationship you have to the mind: thoughts, emotions, memories and beliefs.
You can think about reactive thoughts and the emotions as being like a fire. Now a fire can burn you, of course, but it can only burn you if you have an inappropriate and unconscious relationship to that fire. If you just stumble into the fire then it will burn you. But once you’ve built a conscious relationship with a fire then you’re able to adjust your position.
That’s the element of choice that always comes with consciousness. Being able to adjust your relationship to the fire means that the fire can no longer cause you suffering. It cannot burn you at all because you can always adjust your position and it’s very much the same with our emotions. They are like fire.
If we have an unconscious reactive habitual relationship to them then they will burn us. They will cause suffering. But once we develop a conscious relationship then that effectively neutralizes them. They cannot hurt us when we have a conscious relationship with them.
The other aspect to Mindfulness Therapy is about helping unresolved emotions, which is what anxiety and depression really are, to heal. We help them heal, which becomes possible as one of those choices, once we have this conscious mindful relationship with our emotions.
And there’s various ways that we help our emotions heal. Just establishing that conscious relationship itself will promote healing in the same way that if you put a space around a fire and don’t feed that fire with fuel then that fire will always move towards extinction. It will burn itself out. The same applies to our emotions.
The real problem is we keep feeding the fire of anxiety and depression through reactivity. So once we overcome that the emotions begin or continue their natural path of healing and resolution and we can help them by developing a conscious and compassionate relationship to our own emotions or thoughts.
We can actually form a caring and friendly relationship to our painful emotions. And that will always promote healing just as developing a hate-based relationship to our emotional pain will always make it worse.
Hate is based on reactivity. Love is based on consciousness, non-reactivity.
There are other aspects too that we can explore which aren’t these mindfulness based counseling sessions. And I’ll teach you these practical ways of working with your emotions and your thoughts that are based on mindfulness methods as I’ve developed over the last ten years.
The goal of our Skype counseling sessions is to give you the tools so you can work with your mind more productively and promote healing more effectively yourself. So that’s what I will teach you during each of our therapy sessions, is how to work with your mind more and more effectively.
Because you are learning to work yourself with your mind you can expect to see results very much faster than you would see with a treatment based approach. Medications are not an effective strategy for treating anxiety or depression because they do not heal this underlying habitual tendency that we have.
Also, just going for some form of psychotherapeutic treatment like hypnotherapy is not really addressing that underlying problem. You have to learn how to change your relationship to those habits that create anxiety and depression. You need to learn and not be a passive recipient of some kind of treatment protocol.
So typically when we approach and anxiety depression and addiction in this way using a strategic set of practical tools that you can learn and apply you will see results much quicker, and most of my clients see big changes within three to four sessions, and even in the first session you’ll start to feel the possibilities of how mindfulness therapy can help you.
So if you would like to get started, please email me and let schedule an online therapy session. All you need is a good Internet connection and a copy of Skype on your laptop or even on your mobile phone and we can do our Skype Therapy sessions together.
So if you’d like to get started with me please contact me now. Thank you.
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Skype Counseling Therapy Service for overcoming Anxiety and Depression
Mindfulness therapy is one of the best methods I know of for healing emotional suffering and for freeing the mind from the devastating effects of negative reactive thinking. The emphasis is on healing, and teaching you how to heal yourself using the methods taught during mindfulness therapy sessions. To me, this is far more effective than relying on medications or other treatments, which generally do little to nothing to heal the underlying cause.
Mindfulness: The key is to develop consciousness and friendliness towards your emotions
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I provide a Skype counseling therapy service for anxiety and depression. I provide online psychotherapy via Skype for treating anxiety and depression without using medications.
Medications might have their place but they do very little to change the underlying cause of your anxiety and depression. Most people that come to me for help have already tried medications, they’ve already tried traditional talk therapy and not really seen much benefit. And that’s because these approaches don’t often really address the underlying cause of anxiety and depression.
Talking about your emotions is not particularly effective for healing the underlying causes of anxiety and depression or addiction or OCD or agoraphobia. I see many people who suffer from agoraphobia, of course, because they can’t leave home so they need to see a therapist online.
So in mindfulness therapy we really try to focus on the underlying cause, the underlying process that actually generates anxiety and depression and other emotional conditions. And the primary cause is really to do with reactive thinking: patterns of habitual reactive thinking that we just blindly become identified with.
This is the main problem. We essentially lose consciousness and we become controlled by patterns of conditioned reactive thinking and this is what we really have to get on top of through good psychotherapy like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) or mindfulness therapy, which is what I specialize in.
So we have to work with these thoughts. We have to learn how to break the habit, basically, that feeds your anxiety or depression, and the way that I go about this is by teaching you how to meditate on your thoughts and on the emotions underneath the thoughts.
It’s really important to develop this conscious relationship with your thoughts and with the underlying emotions and there’s no better way of doing that than deliberately focusing conscious awareness on those mental objects. And that is the definition of meditation in my teaching.
So rather than trying to run away from our anxiety or depression or trying to stop thinking, which of course is not possible, we actually work on changing our relationship to our thoughts and emotions, we make it more conscious.
Now with consciousness comes choice, the two go together. Just as with unconsciousness, or a habit there’s no choice. So with the choice that comes with consciousness we can begin to change our relationship and learn how to sit with our emotions and with our thoughts without becoming controlled by them. We can train to maintain balance. We can break free from their power, from their grip. And that’s a training, that’s something we train in and that’s what meditation really is. It’s a training in how to be with your own mind consciously so that you’re not out of control.
So that’s the first part of mindfulness training is learning to break free from the influence of emotions and thoughts and memories and so on. The second part is helping the underlying emotions heal themselves. So the anxiety underneath anxiety thoughts needs to heal, and the depression underneath ruminating depression thoughts needs to heal. That’s the fuel source, essentially, for the reactive thinking that feeds the anxiety or depression. So we have to heal that emotion underneath we have to take away the fuel source.
And we do that by developing a very conscious and very friendly relationship, and the emphasis here is on developing friendliness or compassion. You must develop a friendly and non-fearful relationship towards your emotions.
That is an essential requirement for healing. They will not heal if you have any kind of aversion towards your painful emotions. They need your conscious friendly attention and that’s what we generate during meditation. We learn not only to sit with our emotions without reacting but we learn to develop a compassionate relationship with them which helps them heal.
There are lots of other things that we do in the mindfulness therapy approach to promote healing. The emphasis is on healing. We’re not trying to change beliefs or thoughts. We’re not trying to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts because that generally just does not work.
What we’re trying to do is heal the compulsive energy that is fueling those negative thoughts. You take the fuel source away the thoughts dry up and they become naturally replaced by more positive thoughts. The mind will naturally move in a positive direction if it becomes freed from conditioning. It’s the reactive habitual conditioning that keeps us in a negative fearful state.
If you would like to learn more about Mindfulness Therapy and you’d like to get help through Skype counseling online for for working with anxiety and depression, then please contact me and let’s schedule a Skype counseling session so you can see for yourself how effective mindfulness therapy is for healing anxiety and depression and also for recovery from addiction and many other common psychological emotional problems.
So please contact me if you want to learn more and you want to get started with online mindfulness therapy.
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Online Skype Counseling for Anxiety and Depression
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I offer online therapy via Skype, Skype counseling therapy using mindfulness-based techniques to help you better manage anxiety and depression.
So mindfulness-based therapy is extremely effective because it teaches you practical methods that you can employ yourself between sessions and develop the necessary skills to manage difficult emotions like anxiety and depression or addiction.
Mindfulness Therapy is about giving you practical tools. One of the most practical tools that we will explore during our sessions together is mindfulness meditation. So I teach mindfulness meditation, but specifically for the purpose of healing emotional suffering.
So during this kind of mindfulness meditation you learn how to meditate on your emotions. That means being able to develop a conscious and non-reactive relationship with your emotions, with your anxiety, with your depression, with your fear, with your obsession, whatever it might be. The most important thing you can do is learn to a develop conscious and non-reactive relationship with these emotions.
Most of us have not learned this skill and the result is that when anxiety or depression or obsessive emotions get triggered we simply become overwhelmed by them. We become consumed by them.
This is called reactive identification and when we become identified with our emotional reactions then they basically control us. We lose that conscious perspective. For example you have experienced what happens with anger. If you get very angry, you lose perspective, you essentially lose consciousness and you become controlled by the anger.
So during mindfulness training we learn how to sit with our emotions, meditate on them and develop non-reactive conscious awareness. We call this equanimity and it’s a very powerful skill. It takes training, but if you train deliberately and you know what you’re doing and you have some good guidance you can very quickly get to a place where you can observe your emotions without becoming overwhelmed by them.
This now puts you in a position where you can help change those emotions. So the first most important thing that we’re doing here is not feeding the emotions. If you can sit with them without reacting you stop feeding them and if you stop feeding any emotional reaction that reaction will begin to subside by itself.
So essentially you are reinforcing the neural pathways that allow emotions to resolve themselves by continually sitting with your emotions and not reacting.
Mindfulness Therapy focuses on Healing
The second part of our mindfulness work is about healing those emotions, healing the underlying emotional pain, whether it is fear or depression or guilt or anger or stress, whatever it might be.
We work to heal that, and that is the response of compassion, which is a very important part of mindfulness therapy and mindfulness training. It is not sufficient to just see emotional suffering. We must respond to it in a way that promotes its healing. This is the definition of compassion.
Now just establishing that relationship will greatly facilitate healing by not feeding the reactivity. It also facilitates healing by establishing this very important relationship in the mind that we call the True Self-Little Self alliance. So the Little Self is the emotion, the anxiety, the depression, whatever it might be.
That’s the content of mind. It is conditioned, it is reactive and it is stuck, essentially, not able to heal itself, rather like a child. True Self is that part of your being that is able to be aware of the Little Self. So when you can observe your emotions clearly without reacting then that which observes the emotions is your True Self.
Now the True Self by its nature is not react at all. It is just completely present in a friendly and compassionate way. But this is exactly what the Little Self needs. Your internal fear needs to connect to that part of you, your True Self, that is not afraid. This is what helps it heal in the same way that a parent can help a child overcome its fear just by his presence. When there is conscious and loving presence, that will heal the fear of the child.
So this internal alliance, this internal relationship, becomes fragmented when we suffer emotionally. So when we are suffering from anxiety, the anxiety emotions become isolated, cut off from our True Self.
The same for depression, it becomes isolated, contracted and cut off from True Self. And we feel that. Anxiety feels very claustrophobic, very alone, very fearful. Depression has the same kind of qualities. We feel very isolated, disconnected.
So building this alliance between True Self and Little Self is a major healing factor in itself. But we can also help the emotion heal by interacting with it with compassion. And this often involves working with the imagery of the emotion.
So all emotions like anxiety and depression or compulsion or stress or guilt, whatever it might be has certain specific internal psychological imagery that supports that emotion, and that imagery is vital. It’s what actually causes the emotion. It is what gets triggered in the mind that then causes the emotion to take form.
So, for example, anger is very commonly associated with the color red and its imagery has that characteristic color of red. And it’s often very hot. So it has heat as a feature of its imagery, and other features as well. Depression is associated with the color black. And you can find all kinds of different imagery in your own experience, if you look, that is associated with your emotions, the way you feel.
Now seeing this imagery is very, very useful because once you see the imagery, which is formed out of habit, is reactive, you can change that imagery. You can help the imagery change and this is the primary mechanism through which emotions change themselves and heal. When emotions heal they do so by changing their imagery. They become smaller, the color becomes less intense, and so on.
So we can facilitate that. We can speed up that process. So this is all part of the compassionate response of mindfulness, is working with the emotional imagery to help the emotion heal and to let go of its emotional suffering.
So this is a brief outline of mindfulness therapy that I offer during Skype counseling therapy sessions. If you would like to learn more contact me. If you would like to schedule a trial session contact me.
I see people through Skype because I find that to be the most effective way of establishing a good line of communication. It’s important that we see each other. That makes the communication more effective. The mindfulness approach is very, very effective. I’ve helped hundreds of people over the last ten years or so using these methods.
And I tell all my clients you should expect to see significant changes within the first three to four sessions. This is substantially different than conventional talk therapy. We’re not spending our time talking about our feelings.
Rather we are examining how they work and how we can help them heal directly by working with our relationship to our emotions and also by changing the imagery of our emotions.
So if this interests you contact me and lets schedule a Skype Therapy session.
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Online Therapy for treating Anxiety and Depression without using anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist based in Boulder Colorado, but I offer Skype counseling therapy worldwide to anyone who is interested in online mindfulness therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression without the use of antidepressant medications or anti-anxiety medications.
There are better alternatives available than medications for treating anxiety and depression. Medications have the place but it’s important to understand that they only control symptoms; they don’t address the underlying cause of your anxiety and depression.
So the underlying cause that we need to control and change is basically psychological reactive habits that feed the emotional state of anxiety or depression. Learning how to control these habits is absolutely central and that’s the primary focus of mindfulness therapy.
So we look at the structure of our emotions. We look at the structure primarily rather than the narrative or the stories we tell ourselves. That’s part of the structure but it’s not the cause of our anxiety or depression. And this is one of the themes of mindfulness therapy, as I teach it, is that our emotions precede thoughts, beliefs and narratives.
Not the other way around. So thoughts do not cause anxiety or depression but they will certainly feed anxiety or depression that’s already there. But it is the case that anxiety or depression will cause anxiety-based thoughts or depression based thoughts. So the emotion precedes the cognitive structures of thoughts, beliefs, narratives and even memories too.
So the anxiety and depression need to be addressed directly not by trying to change the narrative or change the belief structure or change the thoughts themselves because they are simply the product of the emotion.
So we work with the emotion directly whether that’s anxiety or depression or panic attacks or the compulsive emotions behind OCD or intrusive thoughts or the compulsive impulses behind an addiction.
Whatever the emotion is that’s what we must address. And we do that in mindfulness therapy by learning how to meditate on our emotions. This is the primary characteristic of mindfulness therapy or mindfulness meditation therapy as I used to call it several years ago.
Basically, we learn how to meditate on our emotions and this is the first way that we can break out of that reactive habit of feeding the emotions through reactive thinking and reactive behaviors. But there’s more to changing an emotion than just freeing ourselves from the reactive habits that feeds the emotion.
We have to change the emotion directly and the primary way we do that is by looking at the imagery of the emotion. We look at changing the imagery of anxiety or the imagery of depression.
So all the emotions have some element of psychological imagery that forms part of the structure in addition to the reactive cognitive profiles that feed the emotion. So we have to work with the imagery of the emotion and that’s what we begin to discover the moment we start meditating on the emotion, which means we take a very deep look at the emotion itself.
What is anxiety? What is depression? How do we experience these in the mind? And the primary way that we experience these emotions like any emotion is through imagery. It is how you see the emotion in the mind that determines the type of emotion and the strength of that emotion.
We all know, for example, that if I was to ask you what color is associated with depression you would probably say black. So the color black is part of the imagery of depression. If you look at the color of anxiety it is probably going to be red or orange. This is part of the imagery of anxiety.
We also need to look at things like the position of the emotion too in our internal imagery. Where do we see the emotion? That’s one of the most important features that cause that emotion, it’s position. And that’s why we typically use language such as feeling “overwhelmed” by anxiety or depression.
Feeling overwhelmed tells you that the emotion is large and it is probably high in your psychological perspective. It’s above you, we see it above ourselves and that’s why it feels overwhelming. Other common expressions are: “It’s all getting on top of me,” “It’s getting me down,” etc. Interestingly, when we are feeling is a good mood, we might say, “I feel on top of the world!” The positional location of emotional imagery is one of the most important factors that creates the intensity and power of all emotions.
So the imagery, things like position, color, size, texture. Is it hard or soft? Is it light or heavy? All of these properties are what actually constitute the structure of the emotion.
The key here is that when we discover the imagery of the emotion we can change that imagery, and one of the primary rules in mindfulness therapy that we come to understand, is that when you change the imagery of an emotion you change the emotion directly. So this is how we directly help emotions resolve and heal and diminish in intensity until they no longer are a source of suffering for us.
So working with the imagery is very important, and to discover that imagery we must develop a conscious and mindful relationship with the emotions. The biggest problem that prevents the healing and resolution of anxiety or depression is this habit of reacting against those emotions.
We either suppress them or we try to avoid them or we try to escape them or we try to think about different things we try to avoid being conscious of them. And these avoidance mechanisms are part of the reactive profile that I was talking about that feeds the anxiety or depression. So we must not avoid emotional pain.
We must meditate on the emotional pain if we want to promote its healing. Medications, as you can probably see now, are not going to do any of that. They are really, simply another mechanism of avoiding the psychological cause of your anxiety or depression.
If you would like to learn more about Skype counseling therapy and the advantages of online therapy in general please go to my website. I use Skype so that we can see each other. This is very important for good communication and effective psychotherapy. So that’s why we use Skype, but we could also use Face Time or other video systems.
All you need for Skype Therapy is a good Internet connection and then we can schedule a Skype Therapy session at a time that works for you. As I say, Skype Therapy is available worldwide.
We just have to find the right time and all those details are on my website. So if you’re interested in learning more about scope counseling therapy and the mindfulness approach to controlling anxiety and depression without using medications, then please go to my website and e-mail me and let’s schedule a session.
Generally, most people see significant improvements within the first three to four sessions of Skype Therapy. What I try to do is teach you mindfulness-based methods of working with your emotions, and you will learn how to practice and apply these mindfulness techniques yourself between sessions.
So this is why we typically see results after very few sessions when compared to traditional talk therapy.
So if you’d like to get started with me to help you manage anxiety or depression, whatever form that takes, then please contact me.
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Skype Counseling Therapy for Treating Anxiety without medications
During mindfulness training we focus on learning how to break free from the unconscious habit of blindly identifying with the emotion of anxiety or fear and also to dis-identify with anxiety producing thoughts and beliefs that fuel that underlying anxiety. We turn thoughts and emotions back into mental objects that we can see clearly as an observer and respond to with equanimity, compassion and friendliness.
Developing this objective consciousness is essential to allow anxiety to heal and resolve. The method through which we cultivate objective consciousness is by meditating on those same thoughts and emotions. This training is the focus of Mindfulness Therapy and is what I will teach you during our Skype therapy sessions together.
Traditional talking therapy may be a great help, but what most people find is that it does not look at the underlying habits that reinforces your emotional suffering.
This also applies to the use of prescription medications – prescription medications may provide mask anxiety and depression symptoms for a while, but medications are not effective for changing the underlying psychological process that generates the emotional suffering.
The kind of psychotherapy that I recommend is called Mindfulness Therapy, which is very powerful for managing chronic anxiety, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, OCD, Phobias and Panic Disorder as well as for treating chronic depression or other common psychological difficulties caused by conditioned reactive thinking.
Most of the people that I work with online see very real reduction in the intensity of their anxiety and depression after 3-4 weeks of Online Therapy with me.
Mindfulness Therapy is an excellent choice for most people because it works on transforming the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression rather than just treating symptoms. The focus is on teaching you practical tools and methods between sessions. This is why most of my clients see improvements very much quicker than is reported for the usual Talk-based therapy.
Go to my website and contact me to learn more about this Skype-based therapy service and to book a Skype session with me.
This Skype counseling therapy service is available world-wide, including the USA, UK and Europe. All you need is a reliable internet connection and you are ready to start online psychotherapy with me.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong. I provide Skype counseling therapy for anxiety and also for the treatment of depression and many other emotional problems that really benefit from the techniques of Mindfulness Therapy which is what I teach online.
So many people like the freedom offered by online therapy via Skype. You need to use Skype or face time or similar video platforms so that you can see each other. That’s really quite important. If you can see each other then in my experience there’s no difference in the effectiveness of online therapy and online counseling relative to meeting in person.
So the focus of Mindfulness Therapy is to teach you how to use mindfulness to work with your anxiety or depression or any other form of emotional suffering to facilitate it’s healing. So most people that I see suffer from anxiety. This is a very common condition that affects many, many people. And really it’s not that difficult to transform anxiety and to break free from anxiety when you learn how to work with your emotions consciously using mindfulness.
So the most essential thing to do when you’re working with anxiety is to learn how to change the anxiety thoughts, those thoughts that feed your anxiety. How to change them into mental objects that you can witness, that you can see consciously, but as an observer.
This is the key part of the mindfulness training, is to learn to see thoughts as objects rather than blindly believing them, blindly identifying with those thoughts and beliefs and becoming overwhelmed by them.
So the greatest problem is this unconscious process that we call “reactive identification.” Thoughts in themselves to not cause anxiety. That’s a common misconception. Thoughts in themselves have no power whatsoever until you identify with them, until you take them to be truth, until you believe them in this blind unconscious manner. That’s when the thoughts and beliefs take on power and will create anxiety.
So learning to dis-identify with thoughts is very important and that’s a central focus. This does not mean trying to get rid of the thoughts or trying to avoid the thoughts in any way. If you try to get rid of thoughts or you try to not think about those thoughts then that will of course, cultivate more fear in the mind, which will feed the thoughts.
But when you can embrace the thoughts like objects and not identify with them. When you can embrace them completely, then that is a process that does not involve fear and will not feed those anxiety-producing thoughts. If you do not feed the anxiety then it will begin to change and heal. It will start a process of resolution as we call this in Mindfulness Therapy.
So non-identification, seeing thoughts clearly as objects in the mind is very important. And we can then start to interact with those objects and help them heal, largely by working with their imagery. You can move objects, you can move those thoughts. So anxiety is very often produced when there are too many anxiety-producing thoughts chaotically operating in the mind. We are simply overwhelmed by the sheer number of them in, essentially, a very small space. That’s what really fuels anxiety.
But that’s imagery-based. That’s the imagery at work, right there. So anxiety is produced not by thoughts, but by the lack of space around those thoughts. So when we train using mindfulness to work with our anxiety one of the central things we do is learn how to move those thoughts further away to restore that space.
So a typical exercise would be to identify a thought and then move it and place it at a lower level. If you place it on the ground at a lower level it will have much less power than if it is operating at the level of the mind. If it’s crowded into your head then that gives it power. But if you move it and put it on the floor that takes away its power. And generally if you create more and more space around the thoughts that takes away the power of those thoughts to create anxiety.
So working with imagery is a very powerful and very direct way of working with anxiety. I will teach you how to do this during our Skype counseling therapy sessions together.
The other thing that we need to do besides changing the imagery is changing the relationship to our thoughts from one of fear to one of compassion. So this is where we learn to sit with those thoughts, this is the basic central teaching in mindfulness. Sit with the thoughts with equanimity, without reacting to them and without identifying with them. And then we respond with compassion, which is really seeing that the thoughts are trying to heal, and how can we help them heal. Changing their imagery is a primary part of that process of helping them to heal. So changing the imagery of anxiety thoughts is actually an act of compassion.
But also building a relationship of friendliness with those thoughts instead of fear is extremely important for overcoming this basic fear reaction that simply amplifies the anxiety. If you can see the thoughts as being really like small entities that are themselves in pain and need you to help them heal, that action of friendliness will facilitate their healing and allow them to heal much faster than if you try to resist the thoughts or run away from them or distract yourself from them.
So we have to build this relationship based on friendliness, which is also another key characteristic of mindfulness. So mindfulness is this combination of equanimity, of compassion, of friendliness and this fearlessness that comes with that state of mind as you cultivate it. When you are able to work in this way with your anxiety you will greatly accelerate it’s healing.
And the primary mechanism that we develop in doing this is to meditate on your thoughts and on your emotions so that we can build this mindfulness-based relationship that is based on those qualities of equanimity, compassion and friendliness.
If you would like to learn more about the mindful approach to working with anxiety and you liked the idea of a therapy via Skype then do please reach out to me and ask any questions you have and tell me more about your particular struggles, and I will be happy to explain to you more about how we can help you heal your anxiety using mindfulness.
This approach is really effective. In my opinion it is more effective than conventional talk therapy and it’s certainly much more effective than medications, which do nothing to change the underlying psychology of anxiety – the relationship that you have with your thoughts and with the emotion itself. This is much more important and this is what will lead to the healing of anxiety. Anxiety cannot heal if you do not change the way you relate to your emotions and thoughts. Medications simply interrupt that process of learning how to relate to your mind more effectively.
So if you would like to learn more about how to overcome your anxiety using Skype counseling and therapy based on mindfulness, then please email me and lets schedule a Skype therapy session. Thank you.
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Skype Counseling Therapy for Anxiety & Depression
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong. I am a professional psychotherapist based in Colorado and I offer online Skype counseling therapy for anxiety and depression and other emotional problems that benefit from Mindfulness Therapy.
I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy. This is a system of psychotherapy that I developed many years ago now and find to be very effective for working with anxiety and depression.
So online therapy is an excellent option and especially if you use Skype because then you can see each other and being able to see each other makes communication better and allows you to learn the nuances and details that you might miss if you tried to do online therapy via e-mail or some form of online chat format. You really need to see each other, and that’s what Skype makes possible. It is a wonderful service that allows you to connect with another person anywhere in the world.
I work with many clients abroad in the UK and Europe and as far away as Korea and Japan, even Australia. All you need is a good Internet connection and then you can have a Skype therapy session at a time that works for you.
What is Skype Counseling Therapy?
So Skype counseling describes the process of really learning different ways of working with your emotions, of seeing things differently, or getting advice and help in putting things in perspective. It’s basically the same as traditional talk therapy. It has usefulness. Always to be able to talk to someone else who has experience working with anxiety and depression. It’s useful, but what I really recommend is some form of psychotherapy.
So Skype therapy really is designed to help you heal those underlying emotions that are causing your anxiety or depression. It teaches you practical methods of healing so that your recovery process is faster than it would be just talking about your emotional problems.
So really, the combination of Skype counseling and Skype therapy is really optimal.
So Mindfulness Therapy is what really excites me and I find to be really effective and most people really enjoy. It’s a way of fundamentally changing the way that you relate to your anxiety and depression. Most people have a very poor relationship with their emotions. They really dislike their emotions. And they try to escape emotional pain in particular. But if you make a problem out of your anxiety and depression that will simply feed off the anxiety or depression.
What really we need to do here is change our relationship from an adversarial relationship to one that is based on friendliness and compassion. These are hallmarks of mindfulness, of course. You need to really treat your emotions like children, see them as objects in the mind that are in pain and that are trying to heal and are trying to get your attention to help them heal. That’s a much more constructive way to work with your emotions than seeing them as being problems that need to be fixed or controlled or medicated. Medication is not a very effective way of working with anxiety or depression because it simply does not heal the underlying psychological cause. It simply covers up the symptoms and provides a temporary relief. Well, that’s not sufficient.
So in Mindfulness Therapy, we really go to the heart of the problem. We learn how to change our relationship totally to our mind and to our thoughts and beliefs and memories. So we do this by the methods of mindfulness meditation as I teach it. We learn to meditate on our emotions and on our memories and thoughts.
We’re not trying to exclude them. We’re trying to actually learn more about how they work to see the internal patterns of habitual reactive thinking and rumination that feeds your anxiety or depression.
We also need to develop this internal bond that I call the “True Self – Little Self Alliance”. So your True Self is really that higher part of your conscious mind that is able to be the observer, that is able to see your emotions without becoming identified with them and without becoming consumed by them. It Is able to see them in the same way that a parent can see a child is maybe in pain and that needs help. It’s the same kind of relationship we need to establish internally.
This alliance between your True Self and your Little Self, the emotions, is what really leads to profound healing internally and is much, much more effective in the long run than any amount of medication or strategies to try and cope with anxiety and depression or distract yourself from your emotional pain.
So we build this relationship by meditating on our emotions. Most people think that meditation means trying to get out of the mind to create a more pleasant place, a retreat from the thoughts and the emotional suffering and the chaos of the mind. But that’s not true. Meditation is not an escape from suffering. It’s supposed to be a way of turning your attention towards that suffering in order to facilitate healing.
The purpose of meditation should be to heal the mind, not to try and escape it.
Really, that’s the whole function of emotional suffering, too. Suffering is actually the mind’s way of showing you where you need to direct your attention. It’s like physical pain. It has a function, it is very functional. Suffering is not a problem. It is the mind’s way of intelligently directing you to those areas of the mind and your habits that need more conscious awareness, that need to change.
So we learn to listen to our suffering and respond to it by bringing in lots of conscious awareness to those thoughts and beliefs and traumatic memories and emotions that need our help. So that is the process of meditation.
The mechanism of how we do this, I will teach you in great detail, of course, during our sessions together. But basically the most important thing to do is to start changing your relationship from one of aversion and avoidance to one based on friendliness and compassion. You need to develop a compassionate relationship internally with your emotional pain. That is what allows healing. That is the first step that promotes healing. It is the necessary condition for healing, and that is primary focus in Mindfulness Therapy.
There are lots and lots of other components to Mindfulness Therapy and mindfulness meditation on emotions to promote healing and I will teach you all about this during our sessions together if you are really interested in overcoming the root causes of your anxiety and depression.
So if you would like to learn more, please contact me and let’s schedule a Skype therapy session. Most people really enjoy online therapy. It’s much more comfortable for you and Mindfulness Therapy works extremely well online. And most people see tremendous benefits within the first few sessions. The reason why Mindfulness Therapy works so well is because it focuses very directly on your emotions and the thought patterns that feed those emotions and it allows you to re-establish balance and re-establish this internal compassionate relationship that promotes healing.
So if you’d like to learn more, please contact me and let’s schedule some Skype therapy sessions so you can see for yourself. All my sessions are basically satisfaction-based. That means that if you do not find the sessions useful, there is no fee, no charge. You only pay if you find that each session is achieving a useful result for you and that you are seeing benefits. I feel that’s very important and I would strongly recommend that you never work with any therapist unless it’s based on a results or satisfaction basis.
You should see results within a few sessions and that’s really the main focus here. My job is to help you heal and not just to establish an endless relationship that doesn’t really change anything, which I see too much in the field of psychotherapy and counseling.
At any rate, if you would like to schedule a session with me, then please go to my website and contact me through the contact page and then we can set up a session at a time that works for you. Thank you.
Go to my Contact Page to schedule online Skype counseling therapy sessions for the treatment of anxiety and depression
Skype Counseling Therapy Service
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I provide online Skype counseling therapy for anxiety and depression and for work with addictions and many other common forms of psychological suffering that are due to habitual reactive thinking.
So the primary way that we go about changing anxiety and depression is by looking for these underlying patterns of habitual reactive thinking. Thinking does not cause anxiety or depression, but when thoughts become reactive, they tend to feed the anxiety and depression very much in the same way that fuel feeds a fire.
The fire needs that fuel in order to stay alive. And it’s the same for anxiety and depression and most other forms of emotional suffering. They require fuel to keep going. And that fuel is provided in the form of habitual, reactive thoughts.
The issue that most people have is that they’re not aware of these thoughts. They’re not aware of them in the sense that they have a conscious, objective relationship to these reactive thoughts.
The most typical situation is that the reactive thoughts become habitual. They operate subconsciously out of awareness. So we may be aware of the suffering. We may be aware of the triggers that led to that suffering, but we’re not really fully consciously aware of the reactive thoughts that are generated and that feed the underlying anxiety or depression.
So the chief object in mindfulness therapy, which is what I specialize in, is developing a fully conscious relationship with your reactive thoughts so that you can see them very clearly. The more that you can develop objective awareness of your thoughts, the less power they will have to create the underlying anxiety or depression.
So basically, this is equivalent to seeing how a fire is being fed by fuel and then taking away that fuel source, which you can do when you become conscious of that fuel source. You can then bring in the element of choice of inner wisdom to decide whether to continue feeding the fire or not. And it’s the same with reactive thoughts. The more conscious you become of them, the less power they have over you.
So how do we go about changing our relationship to our habitual reactive thoughts? Well, the primary method that we use in mindfulness therapy is to develop skills in mindfulness meditation.
Now, mindfulness meditation, as I teach it means meditation on the mind. It means seeing these unseen habitual reactions that determine our emotional well-being and also affect our perception and our decision making and our behaviors.
So we deliberately meditate on our emotions. If you’re suffering from anxiety, then you will meditate on your anxiety to look for these habitual reactive thoughts. When you see those habitual reactive thoughts you then stay conscious. You train in staying conscious as an observer and not becoming identified with those reactive thoughts.
This problem of reactive identification is really the main issue. It is more important than the thoughts themselves. Thoughts are just thoughts at the end of the day. They have no power. But when you identify with them, when you believe them and take them to be true, then they gain power and they create emotional suffering.
So we’re training to look at those thoughts and not identify with them. And not believe them, not disbelieve them. It is not necessary to analyze the thoughts. It’s not necessary to try and convince yourself that the thoughts are irrational. You’re not trying to really get rid of the thoughts. All you are trying to do is cultivate that all-important conscious awareness. When you can see the thoughts, then you have choice.
And so through meditation, you can begin to break the habit of reactive thinking, worrying, rumination and so on that is the real fuel source for the underlying anxiety or depression. When you cut off the fuel source, then you create the right inner environment in which those forms of emotional suffering can heal, Anxiety and depression will heal the moment you stop feeding them with reactive thinking.
You can also increase the rate of healing by developing not only a conscious relationship, a mindful relationship with those thoughts and the emotions, but also developing a relationship based on friendliness and compassion. So you learn to develop a friendly relationship with your anxiety or depression. You develop a friendly relationship with the thoughts that feed that anxiety or depression.
To be friendly means that you are free. That is one of the characteristics of the free mind, the mind that is not identified. It is free. And in that freedom, it can develop those qualities of friendliness and compassion. These are two essential aspects of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the development of direct conscious awareness characterized by friendliness and compassion.
So when you bring that quality of mind to your anxiety or depression that will greatly accelerate the rate of healing. So if you don’t feed the fire of anxiety and depression, those emotions will heal by themselves, eventually. But if you add in the ingredients of friendliness and compassion, then you accelerate that rate of healing considerably.
So this is a brief overview of mindfulness therapy. There’s a lot more to learn. And I will teach you all about how to apply mindfulness to overcome anxiety and depression during these online Skype therapy sessions.
So if you would like to schedule some online counseling therapy sessions with me, then please go to my website. Send me a request through my contact page. Tell me what times work for you. Tell me more about your particular situation. And we can schedule some sessions and you can see for yourself just how effective both online therapy is and also how effective mindfulness therapy can be for healing emotional suffering.
So please contact me and let’s get started. Thank you.
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Skype Counseling for anxiety and depression
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