Therapy via Skype for Anxiety & Depression
Therapy via Skype provides an exciting opportunity to learn the tools necessary to more effectively manage common psychological problems including anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, insomnia and depression.
Email me if you would like to find out more about Online Psychotherapy sessions with me. I will teach you how to manage anxiety and depression using Mindfulness Therapy.
This approach is extremely effective and most of my clients/students notice significant reduction in the intensity of your anxiety or depression after the first 2-3 sessions with me. Online Mindfulness Psychotherapy is extremely effective for stopping anxiety and depression without the need for drugs. Treat the root cause of your emotional pain instead of just managing symptoms.
“After only three sessions my anxiety had greatly diminished. After five sessions I am now having days where I feel completely like my old self-again; it is complete Bliss! This teaching truly makes sense on such a spiritual level, I now know I am going to overcome this and am on the path to complete recovery. I am so grateful for finding Peter! Thank-you so much!”
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Looking for Therapy via Skype?
If you’re looking for therapy via Skype I invite you to go to my website and learn more about the online therapy service that I offer via Skype.
So Skype Therapy is a modern form of online therapy. It replaces some of the older approaches to online therapy such as email counseling or phone therapy for that matter.
Skype is really important for online therapy because it allows you to see each other and you really need to be able to see each other to communicate effectively.
So many people like the convenience of Skype Therapy and they also like the more comfortable formats of online therapy. It is clearly more comfortable for you because you can have your sessions in an environment that feels right for you such as your home or place of work or even from your car. That’s important convenience and feeling comfortable.
The other reason people like therapy via Skype is if it’s not possible to find a local therapist that you want to work with or if you are living abroad or if you’re in a very busy urban area where commuting is difficult.
I teach Mindfulness Therapy via Skype which is a very effective way of teaching you how to work with your mind. That is, how to work with your emotions, your thoughts, your memories, your experiences in general. How to work with those patterns of emotional reactivity that cause so much suffering. How to overcome anxiety and depression.
The best way to do this is to learn practical tools that you can apply and develop and refine yourself. This is much more effective than going to a therapist for treatment or using medications. Treatment-based approaches may provide a temporary solution and help you get some relief from the symptoms of anxiety or depression, but treatment-based approaches are not a good long term solution because they don’t give you the tools that you need to overcome the underlying psychological habits that are causing your emotional suffering.
Mindfulness Therapy does this. It teaches you how to work with your mind. The first most important principle that I will teach you in the first session is the principle of developing a non-reactive relationship with your mind. How to be with your emotions or intrusive thoughts, in the case of OCD or addiction, without becoming identified with them without becoming a prisoner of your emotions or thoughts. So it’s very possible to become aware of anxiety or depression or a compulsive impulse and not give into it, not become controlled by it. So that is the first part of training, how to be with your emotions without becoming overwhelmed by them.
We do this by actually learning how to meditate on our emotions or thoughts. We consciously cultivate this relationship in which we are not reactive and in this way we very quickly begin to gain control and overcome this habit of emotional reactivity. That emotional reactivity is what fuels anxiety and depression.
It Is not so much the thoughts that cause anxiety or depression, it’s the fact that you become identified with those thoughts and that is one form of reactivity And any kind of reactivity whether it’s identification or whether it’s avoidance or whether it is some form of hatred or aversion towards those painful emotions, any kind of reactivity at all will simply have the effect of reinforcing those emotions.
So that’s the first step in Mindfulness Therapy. There are other parts of Mindfulness Therapy that I will teach you during our therapy sessions, and they’re all designed to give you the tools necessary to heal the underlying process that causes your suffering. That’s what’s most important. That’s the goal of Mindfulness Therapy.
So if you’re interested in therapy via Skype with me then please go to my website and send me an email and we can schedule a Skype Therapy session. Thank you.
Therapy by Skype for Anxiety and Depression
Let me answer your questions about psychotherapy via Skype, and when you are ready, you can schedule a Skype therapy session with me.
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Skype Therapy – A new approach to an old problem
Traditional counseling can be useful, but often it does not change the the underlying process that is the real cause of your depression or anxiety.
This also applies to the use of medications – the anti-anxiety medication may provide a temporary relief from symptoms for a while, but medications are not going to are not effective for healing the underlying cause that causes your anxiety or depression.
The kind of psychotherapy that I teach online is known as Mindfulness Therapy, which can be very effective for handling anxiety as well as for treating chronic depression and other emotional problems resulting from conditioned negative thinking. Most of my clients experience quite significant changes after the first couple of sessions of Skype Therapy.
Welcome. I offer therapy by Skype as a very effective alternative to in-person psychotherapy sessions. When you talk to a therapist online, it is very important that you are also able to see them, so using the videoconferencing capabilities of Skype leads to very effective communication, which is important for good psychotherapy.
So, if you are interested in psychotherapy by Skype please do go to my website and simply email me to make your inquiries and to schedule a Skype therapy session.
The style of therapy that I have developed for working online through Skype is called Mindfulness Therapy, and you can learn more about this on my website.
Basically, the whole focus of mindfulness therapy is to help you learn how to break free from emotional habits of reactive thinking that creates your anxiety or depression or other common psychological emotional problems.
Things like anxiety are produced by psychological habits and we become trapped in these habits and whenever these habits get triggered then we simply find ourselves lost in reactive thinking and lost in the emotional reactivity of that habit.
Mindfulness teaches you how to break free from these habits, and that is a really, really important part of overcoming anxiety. It is also extremely important for overcoming depression as well. You have to identify these emotional habits and then you have to develop a mindfulness-based relationship with these habits, because the more consciousness you bring, the more you take power away from those habits. This is one of the central features of mindfulness therapy – You take power away from your emotional habits so that you can have greater choice in how you want to feel and how you want to respond to the stresses of life.
If you would like to learn more, simply go to my website and email me. Thank you.
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This online psychotherapy service is available throughout the USA, UK and Western Europe and world-wide. All you need is a reliable internet connection and you are ready to start online therapy with Dr. Strong.
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Welcome. My name is Peter Strong, and I provide online mindfulness therapy via Skype. If you’re having problems with anxiety or depression or intrusive thoughts and OCD or if you are suffering from an addiction and you would like to manage your emotional well-being your self, if you would like to learn practical and effective tools for managing your anxiety or depression or other emotional states, then you might want to consider talking to a therapist online.
I provide online therapy via Skype, and this is a very effective way for learning new skills and how to work with your emotions. Mindfulness therapy teaches you how to stop that habitual habit of becoming consumed by the mind by thoughts by emotional reactions by traumatic memories by compulsion. It helps you change the nature of your relationship to the contents of your mind so that they cease to control your well-being.
It is entirely possible to learn how to sit with your thoughts and emotions without becoming reactive, without becoming consumed by them. This is the first part of the mindfulness training that I offer via Skype. I will teach you how to break free from your thoughts and emotions so that you are free to respond the way you want to respond in a way that feels right for you and leads to greater well-being in your life.
The mindfulness therapy approach is immensely effective and is quite different than conventional talk therapy or counseling. We don’t spend so much time talking about our emotions. We spend that time learning to change the relationship we have to our emotions. This is absolutely critical.
When you have an unconscious reactive relationship to your emotions, then whenever you react you tend to feed those emotions. You make the anxiety worse, or the depression worse by the reactivity that you have towards those emotions. Learning to break free from this habitual reactivity is central, and when you do so you stop feeding those emotions and then those emotions are free to change and to heal and to resolve themselves.
This is one of the most remarkable discoveries of mindfulness therapy, is that if you stop reacting to your emotions they will resolve and heal themselves. The analogy here would be like a fire. If you start putting fuel on that fire then the fire will always extinguish it, it will burn itself out. It’s the same principle entirely, that governs the state of emotional activation in the brain. Emotions have to be fed through reactivity. If you don’t feed them they will always move towards healing and resolution.
If you’d like to learn more about the mindfulness approach to healing anxiety and depression and intrusive thoughts and OCD and also work with addictions, and you’d like to talk to a therapist online, then please go to my website, learn more about online mindfulness therapy, and then contact me by email. Ask any questions you have about the online therapy approach, and when you’re ready to schedule a session with me, please let me know and we will find a time that works for you.
I see clients throughout North America and also Western Europe and worldwide, as long as you have an internet connection and Skype and PayPal to make payments for your online therapy sessions.
So if you’d like to talk to a therapist online via Skype, please email me and let’s get started.
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Psychotherapy via Skype
Skype Therapy refers to psychotherapy delivered by Skype. The use of Skype means that you can see each other which makes Skype-based Psychotherapy just as good as meeting in-person for the vast majority of cases.
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist based in Colorado, and I offer therapy via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression and for help with addictions and also for help with emotional trauma and recovering from emotional suffering due to a painful memories and also intrusive thoughts and OCD. These are some of the areas that I specialize in, and I offer online therapy through Skype for teaching you how to work with your emotions more effectively.
So Skype Therapy is a great choice if you are looking for an alternative to medical treatment for anxiety or depression. It’s very unusual to need medical treatment for anxiety and depression.
Of course, if you have some form of physical process going on that is causing anxiety or depression, then it’s good to go to a doctor to check it out. But for the vast majority of people, what you really need are more effective methods of working with your emotions and particularly working with reactive thoughts, which are the primary cause of anxiety and depression.
The real problem is way that we’ve become identified with reactive thinking, including beliefs. We tend to become blindly identified with thoughts, and this is a form of cognitive reactivity has the effect of feeding anxiety and depression very strongly.
So uncovering those patterns of habitual reactive thinking is really central to overcoming the root cause of your anxiety and depression. Medical treatment such as taking medications, anti depressants or anti-anxiety medications may produce short term relief from symptoms, but it does nothing to change the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression. For that, you need a form of psychotherapy that really works at that deep level, the causal level of your emotional suffering.
So that is the focus of my Skype Therapy sessions. I use Mindfulness Therapy, which is very effective for helping you break free from those underlying habits that cause your emotional pain.
If you’d like to learn more about Skype Therapy and the Mindfulness Therapy approach, do please contact me and ask any questions you may have.
We can schedule a Skype Therapy session so you can begin to learn these very powerful mindfulness techniques for healing, and that’s really the primary objective in Mindfulness Therapy, to heal anxiety and depression much more than trying to tolerate anxiety or depression or trying to manage it or trying to change your belief structures.
We want to actually heal the underlying emotion directly so that you can re-establish more emotional freedom and restore well-being and happiness.
So the primary way we go about healing anxiety and depression is by learning how to meditate on anxiety and depression. We do not meditate in order to escape anxiety and depression, rather, we make those emotions the prime object of our meditation.
So we’re bringing full conscious presence to help those emotions heal, that is essential. The first part of bringing full, mindful presence to your emotions is learning how to stay present with them consciously without becoming identified, without becoming overwhelmed by those emotions and without reacting to them in a way that simply feeds those emotions.
So learning to be mindfully present with your anxiety or depression or emotional trauma is the focus of Mindfulness Therapy. And it’s very, very important.
When you get that relationship right, that internal psychological relationship between your True Self, the observer and the content of your mind, the emotions and the thoughts that we often refer to as your Little Self, when you get that relationship right, then healing happens very, very quickly indeed.
One of the primary reasons why anxiety and depression persist is because those emotions become detached from our True Self, they become isolated or abandoned, they become suppressed and they are cut off from the one thing that will heal them. And that is your True Self, that part of you that is able to be fully conscious, fully present and respond with complete compassion towards your emotions.
You have to look at the emotions as being like a wound that is trying to heal. But it cannot heal by itself. It has to have your conscious involvement, your presence in order for it to heal.
When you bring your True Self into alignment with your emotional pain, then it will heal. And often that healing happens quite spontaneously as a direct result of establishing that bond between your True Self and your Little Self, those emotions.
So there’s lots to learn about, but Mindfulness Therapy is very effective and it works very well over Skype.
So I teach almost exclusively over Skype, now. Most people really like it, they like the convenience of Skype Therapy. They find it very comfortable. And often it’s the only way to get the kind of help that you’re looking for.
So I work a lot with people suffering from agoraphobia who are not able to travel outside of home or outside of a very limited area. I also treat a lot of people with anxiety about driving, with highway phobia or some other driving anxiety that limits their access to therapists.
But most people that come to me have a specific interest in Mindfulness Therapy, which is not so widely available, especially the particular form that I teach, which is quite different and quite unique.
So if you would like to schedule Skype Therapy with me using mindfulness, if you would like to learn how to work with your anxiety or depression using mindfulness, then do please contact me and schedule a Skype Therapy session. Thank you.
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Learn how to recover from anxiety or depression through mindfulness therapy via Skype
Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy is an excellent choice for most people because it works on transforming the root cause of your anxiety or depression rather than just treating symptoms. The focus is on teaching you practical tools and techniques that you can apply yourself between sessions. This is why most of my clients see changes very much quicker than is reported for the more conventional counseling.
Talking about your emotional pain is never as effective as changing the root habitual processes that get triggered and that result in suffering. I teach that anxiety and depression and most other forms of emotional suffering are habits, and should be treated as habits rather than an illness to be treated with medications. Habits are psychological in nature and require a psychological response, one aimed at changing those habits; the “anxiety habit” or the “depression habit” or the “addiction habit.”
If you are looking for therapy via Skype then you have come to the right place. I specialize in online therapy via Skype and I offer it to people throughout North America and Western Europe and as far away as Japan. Therapy via Skype is very convenient and convenience is important because it will help you stay with your transformational journey until you achieve the results that you desire.
It is much less intimidating to see the therapist via Skype than it is to work with a therapist in person and all the evidence is that there is no difference in terms of the quality of psychotherapy whether its delivered online or in person.
The most important thing is, what ever style of psychotherapy you choose, it must basically help you change the underlying patterns of emotional reactivity that causes your anxiety or depression or other common psychological problems.
This is something you can learn, and you need to learn it as a skill and that does not require you being in the same room with a therapist. The skills that I will be teaching during these online therapy sessions is called mindfulness therapy, which basically is a way of developing a more conscious awareness around these habits that create your anxiety or depression.
All emotions are habits at the end of the day, and it is learning to become aware of these habits and to form a conscious relationship with them that makes all the difference. If we don’t then we just basically find ourselves living under the control of our emotional habits. So with mindfulness therapy you will see very dramatic differences after the first three or four sessions when you start practicing mindfulness techniques that I will teach you.
If you’d like to learn more about psychotherapy via Skype and you would like to learn more about mindfulness therapy do please go to my website and contact me to schedule a Skype therapy session. Thank you.
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Psychological Therapy via Skype – How to Overcome Anxiety & Depression
Standard talking therapy can certainly be a great help, but what most people find is that common talk therapy does not transform the underlying habits that feed your anxiety and depression.
The same can be said for medications – antidepressants may provide reduce anxiety and depression symptoms for a while, but medications can not transform the underlying psychological process that generates your emotional pain.
The approach of therapy that I prefer is known as Mindfulness Therapy, which can be extremely powerful for managing anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobias and Panic Disorder and for treating depression and other emotional-psychological difficulties caused by conditioned reactive thinking.
Most of the people that I work with via Skype notice real improvements after the first few weeks of Online Therapy with me.
Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy is very effective because it works on changing the root 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 results 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 an online therapy session with me.
This online psychotherapy service is available throughout the USA, UK and Western Europe and world-wide. All you need is a good internet connection and you can start online psychotherapy with me.
So therapy via Skype is a very effective choice if you’re working with anxiety or depression. Also I work with addictions, as well. Many people prefer the greater anonymity and comfort of having therapy sessions via Skype rather than meeting with a therapist in person. It’s very important that you feel comfortable that will aid the therapy process and help you recover much faster.
So many of my clients live abroad and that’s one factor that attracts them to choose therapy sessions via Skype. Others of my clients live in rural areas where there are not the variety of psychotherapists available to work with.
Most of my clients come to me because of my interest in mindfulness therapy which is something I have developed over the years and have as I have found to be very effective indeed for working with anxiety and depression and other forms of emotional suffering.
Mindfulness therapy is a way of giving you the tools to change your emotional habits. And that’s very important. It’s not a treatment, it is a system that gives you tools for working with difficult emotional patterns, including rumination and reactive habitual thinking, which is what feeds anxiety and depression.
If you’d like to learn more about mindfulness therapy via Skype, then please go to my website to learn more. Feel free to email me with any questions that you have, and let’s schedule a trial Skype therapy session so you can see for yourself just how effective both online therapy is and the mindfulness therapy approach is for help overcoming anxiety and depression.
Contact me to find out more about this online therapy service and to book a therapy session with me. Learn more about how apply mindfulness effectively for overcoming your anxiety or depression. Most of my clients respond very quickly to the mindfulness methods that I teach. You should expect to see significant improvements after 3-4 sessions.
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Psychotherapy through Skype
My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional psychotherapist based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. I offer therapy online using Skype.
Have you ever wanted to talk to a therapist online? Online Therapy a very popular choice these days. Many people are choosing online therapy service as an alternative to a meeting with a therapist in an office. One reason is that it is much more convenient, of course, since you don’t have to drive to the counselor’s office.
You don’t have to waste all that time spent driving or waiting. You can call from home, or from your office, or wherever you are, even from your hotel room if you’re traveling abroad. It’s a very convenient option.
With the advent of Skype it’s now possible to talk to a therapist online and see him or her at the same time. It’s really just the same as if you were in the office together.
I’ve been offering online psychotherapy for many years now. As far as I’m concerned there is no real difference between online or in-person therapy, especially if you’re teaching some form of cognitive therapy or mindfulness therapy, as I teach, where the emphasis is on teaching skills for working with difficult emotions. This can be transmitted online through Skype just as well as it can face-to-face in the office.
There is a growing body of evidence from clinical trials showing that online therapy can be just as effective as traditional in-person sessions (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/does-online-therapy-actually-work_n_58af1ffde4b060480e05bd79). I think the main factor is that you use Skype so that you can see each other.
Why we use Skype in online psychotherapy
Psychotherapy relies on good communication, it is about helping you learn different ways of working with your mind, your habitual thoughts and beliefs, your memories and your emotions. Good communication is key, and being ables to see each other via Skype make communication much more effective than speaking over the phone or communicating by chat or email.
During our Skype therapy sessions together, I will be teaching you how to apply mindfulness and other key concepts in Buddhist psychology to promote healing and recovery and for developing freedom and wellbeing and greater happiness. Many of these principles are very powerful yet also very subtle, which is another reason why we need to use Skype.
If you are looking for psychotherapy via Skype, then I invite you to read more on my website and feel free to contact me through the contact page with any questions you may have about psychotherapy via Skype.
This is a very effective way of getting the help that you may be looking for, for overcoming chronic anxiety, including agoraphobia, or for help with overcoming your driving anxiety or for help with obsessive compulsive disorder. I see lots of people who suffer from OCD and intrusive thoughts and beliefs and memories.
The online therapy service that I offer is particularly effective for working with these various types of habitual cognitive reactivity, habitual reactive thoughts, that are the primary problem for most people suffering from anxiety, OCD and also from depression.
We have to learn to work with these reactive thoughts more effectively. The biggest problem for most people is that we become blindly identified with these reactive thoughts. They are triggered in the mind through conditioning and then we just blindly fall into the stream of reactive thinking and it tends to proliferate and create more thoughts.
The result of this blind proliferation of reactive thinking is that it feeds the underlying anxiety or depression. So we need to change the relationship that we have with our thoughts. We need to make them more conscious, we need to develop more mindfulness to see them clearly, so that we can break free from the habit of reactive identification so that we do not become lost in those reactive thoughts.
We need to stop identifying with the thoughts. Instead, we need to see them clearly as mental objects that arise in the mind through conditioning. This is training in what I call “objective consciousness.” You become identified as the Observer who sees the objects instead of becoming identified with the thought-objects. Thus mindfulness has the effect of liberating the mind, freeing you from that blind habitual conditioning that is the main problem that feeds anxiety and depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
We learn through mindfulness training and meditation that we don’t have to identify with thoughts, we don’t have to believe them. We don’t have to act on those thoughts. We train to cultivate freedom to see thoughts as objects that we can then interact with, with choice and wisdom as to what is most skillful at the time.
So learning to work with habitual reactive thoughts is a central part of mindfulness therapy, which is what I teach. We’re trying to overcome this habit of just blindly falling into the stream of reactive thinking that feeds anxiety and depression.
I offer online psychotherapy via Skype, and I use Skype because it’s very important that we can see each other. Being able to see each other is essential for good quality psychotherapy. It is essential to be able to see each other in order to communicate these principles of how to work with your mind more effectively using mindfulness. We need to see each other for effective communication. It is not at all necessary to be physically present, but you do need to be able to see each other for effective communication.
So that’s why we use Skype. If you would like to learn more about psychotherapy via Skype and if you would like to schedule some Skype Therapy sessions with me to work on your anxiety or depression or OCD, then do please contact me and we can find a time that works for you, that fits with your busy schedule.
I see people throughout. America and also in Western Europe and the UK and as far away as Australia. As long as you have a good Internet connection, then Skype Therapy works very well. Skype calls are confidential and the platform is one of the most secure for communication over the Internet. Skype is just as secure, if not more secure than a telephone connection, and it doesn’t cost anything to use Skype.
So if you’d like to schedule Skype Therapy with me, then please contact me now. Thank you.
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Online Therapy by Skype
Psychotherapy by Skype is a great choice if you are looking for an alternative to conventional in-person psychotherapy and for the greater anonymity provided by Skype therapy.
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist and I offer therapy by Skype for help with anxiety and depression and also for help with recovery from addiction and other psychological emotional problems that don’t require medical treatment.
So many people like therapy by Skype as an alternative to going to see a therapist in their office for clinical evaluation and treatment. Many people just really don’t need clinical treatment. What they’re looking for is simply more effective ways of working with anxiety and depression, the two primary forms of emotional suffering that most people struggle with.
So there are many reasons why people like online therapy. But if you’re interested in doing online therapy, do make sure that you select a therapist who uses Skype, it’s really important that you have Skype so you can see each other. If you can see each other, then there’s no difference between therapy by Skype when compared to therapy in person.
Being able to see each other is the key factor here and it is necessary to allow effective communication.
People like Skype therapy because it’s more comfortable is less intimidating. There’s greater anonymity with Skype therapy, and that’s often an important factor. People often want to work on their emotions in a more private setting than may be available if you were to consider going to see a therapist in an office.
Many people don’t have access to a local therapist or that they choose not to see therapists in their local area. Many people come to me because they are stationed abroad and don’t have access to the right kind of therapist where they’re living.
I also work a lot with people who are homebound for one reason or another. Clearly I work a lot with agoraphobia because if you suffer from agoraphobia, it’s almost impossible to leave home. I also work a lot with people who suffer from driving anxiety. Again, the driving phobia makes it very difficult to drive to a therapist’s office.
I also work with young mothers with children to look after, or even business executives who don’t have the time to go and commute to a therapist’s office.
So it’s about convenience as much as anything. But also, people come to me specifically because they have an interest in Mindfulness Therapy, which is what I specialize in. And I have developed a system of psychotherapy called Mindfulness Therapy or mindfulness meditation therapy that has proven to be incredibly effective for working with anxiety and depression.
So if you’d like to schedule Skype therapy sessions with me, then simply go to the contact page and learn more about how to set up a Skype therapy session. And then email me. Tell me about your particular needs and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and we can schedule a Skype therapy session.
Mindfulness Therapy really focuses on helping you change the underlying reactive patterns that feed your anxiety or depression. So particularly, we work on identifying and changing reactive thought patterns because that’s one of the main ingredients that feeds anxiety and depression.
Thoughts don’t cause anxiety or depression, but reactive thinking will feed it if it is already there. So working with reactive thoughts is really important.
We learn to see these reactive thoughts clearly by meditating on our emotions, our anxiety or depression so we can see these unseen, reactive, habitual thought patterns more clearly.
A golden rule in Mindfulness Therapy is that the more you see, the freer you become. So really seeing those reactive thoughts is important, and then moving to a position where you train yourself to stay as the observer. Seeing the thoughts but not becoming blindly identified with them.
Thoughts themselves are not the issue. Even negative thoughts or painful thoughts, they are not the problem. The real problem is the identification, the blind attachment to those thoughts. That’s what then gives them power of you and also that results in feeding the underlying anxiety or depression.
We also work a great deal on developing a very strong, mindful relationship with your emotional pain.
So usually at the core of all anxiety and depression, you’ll find emotional pain. It’s like a wound that hasn’t healed properly. We really need to build a compassionate, conscious relationship with that part of ourselves that is afraid or that is hurt, that is in pain. The stronger that relationship between your True Self and the emotional pain, the faster it heals. That’s a very important feature of Mindfulness Therapy.
And the way we build that relationship is by meditating on our emotions.
Talking about them doesn’t necessarily build that internal relationship anywhere near as effectively as sitting with those emotions with an open, compassionate, conscious mind.
So those are just two features of Mindfulness Therapy. There’s lots more to learn and I will teach you exactly how to work with your anxiety or depression or addiction using mindfulness during these Skype therapy sessions.
So if you’re interested in scheduling therapy by Skype for your anxiety or depression, then do please contact me. Tell me more about yourself. And what you’ve tried so far, and then we can schedule a Skype therapy session at a time that works for you.
I see people worldwide. Most of my clients I live in in North America, but I also see quite a few clients in the United Kingdom and often as far away as Australia.
So please, contact me if you’re interested in learning more about online psychotherapy by Skype. Thank you.
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Online Mental Health Therapy via Skype
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist specializing in Mindfulness Therapy and I offer online therapy via Skype for mental health.
When we talk about mental health here we are talking about non clinical conditions such as anxiety and depression or OCD or PTSD or any other form of emotional suffering that can benefit from Mindfulness Therapy.
So it’s about helping you develop more well-being, a sense of being at ease, being able to process the ups and downs of life more effectively without becoming emotionally overwhelmed. And really that’s the definition of mental health, is being able to process experience without becoming stuck in an emotional state that doesn’t resolve itself such as chronic depression or chronic anxiety, such as with an anxiety disorder like agoraphobia.
I see lots of people who suffer from agoraphobia because, of course, it’s very convenient for an agoraphobic to get help from an online therapist. It’s much easier than trying to arrange to go to a therapist’s office.
Another group of people that I have helped considerably over the years have been people suffering from driving phobia or extreme driving anxiety. This is another limiting factor that makes online therapy very attractive.
Perhaps the greatest and most important thing to consider when you are looking for an online therapist is that they offer therapy via Skype. You must be able to see each other as well as talk to each other in real time. If you can do that then basically it’s no different than meeting a therapist in person.
For the vast majority of cases many of my clients actually greatly prefer online therapy, not just because of its convenience, but also because it feels more comfortable. You will feel more in charge of the process, and this is an important factor because you need to be learning how to manage your emotions more effectively to achieve optimum mental health and that means putting you in charge.
So I don’t advocate treatment based approaches or medications because they do not put you in charge. They do not teach you skills for more successfully managing life experiences. So, in Mindfulness Therapy you focus very much on teaching you practical skills that you can apply yourself to work with your emotions and to break free from those underlying psychological habits that cause anxiety or depression or OCD or PTSD.
In the case of anxiety what happens is that these underlying psychological habits get triggered by events or situations or thoughts, and when they get triggered they proliferate and create the anguish of emotional suffering that has the effect of limiting your state of well-being and also limiting your quality of life and the quality of your work and your relationships as well.
So it’s a reactive and habitual mechanism that operates in the mind and that needs to be addressed fully, and medications cannot do that. They can only treat symptoms.
So in Mindfulness Therapy we focus very much on these underlying emotional habits and we bring consciousness to them. That is what mindfulness is, after all. It’s a form of non-reactive consciousness that sees directly what is there in front of it.
So if we are looking at an emotion mindfully we are not reacting to it. We are able to be totally present with that emotion to explore its structure, to see how it works, and the more you see the more you can change it. And that’s one of the reasons why Mindfulness Therapy is so effective, because it focuses on seeing more about how your anxiety or depression actually works.
We look first of all for the cluster of related reactive thoughts that feed the anxiety of depression: Patterns of rumination, patterns of chronic worrying, where we become identified with these thoughts where we become swept away by these reactive thoughts and essentially become a prisoner of reactive thoughts.
We also look at limiting beliefs as well, another set of thoughts that we tend to identify with and that tend to feed anxiety and depression and limit our mental health. So breaking free from limiting beliefs is a very important part of Mindfulness Therapy.
So if you would like to learn more about this approach and you like the idea of an online Mindfulness Therapy via Skype, do please contact me so we can schedule a session.
Most people find that this very practical mindfulness based approach produces results in a relatively short time, as this approach is quite different than conventional counseling or talk therapy.
It is very practical, very hands on. And because of that it gets results very quickly, and I always say that you should expect to see significant improvements in your state of wellbeing and mental health within three to four sessions once you start applying the mindfulness methods that I will teach you during our Skype sessions together.
So if you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email. Ask any questions you may have about online therapy and about how I can help you with your specific needs. When you feel ready we can schedule a session and you can see for yourself just how powerful it can be when you start applying mindfulness to working with your emotions.
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Online Therapy via Skype for Recovering from Anxiety and Depression
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional mindfulness based psychotherapist and I offer online therapy via Skype for overcoming anxiety and depression and many other psychological emotional problems that can benefit from learning the techniques of mindfulness therapy.
People like the convenience of online therapy. It’s much more friendly and less intimidating than conventional clinical type approaches. Generally, people want to learn how to manage their emotions more effectively. They don’t want to go on medications. Sometimes it’s useful to take medications to reduce the intensity of anxiety or depression. But it’s not a good long term strategy. You need to address the underlying process, the process of reactive thinking and emotional reactivity that operates habitually that feeds your anxiety or depression.
You need to bring consciousness to these underlying habits, and that’s the focus of mindfulness therapy. The approach of illuminating your emotions with conscious awareness in a non-reactive manner is very, very powerful. So that’s what we learn to do. And I will teach you how to do this.
During each session I will teach you very practical methods that you can apply yourself between sessions. And this is absolutely essential for good results. You have to have methods that you can apply yourself and do the real work which is between sessions, and this is what I will teach you.
I will teach you how to work with your emotions using mindfulness. The results are very effective indeed, with very good results for anxiety and depression and also for helping with recovery from emotional trauma as well.
I see lots of people who suffer from anxiety. This is by far the most common condition, and most people really benefit very quickly. Typically you can expect to see significant improvements after at least the first three or four sessions. It should not take months or years of psychotherapy to produce significant changes. If it takes that long then that simply indicates the the approach is not very effective. You should be seeing changes within weeks not months and certainly not years.
So if you are interested in this approach, using mindfulness for overcoming anxiety and depression without using medications or without years of talk therapy then please reach out to me by email. You can ask any questions that you have about how this approach will work for your particular situation.
All you need for online therapy is is an internet connection and a mobile phone or tablet or, of course, a laptop computer and you can start. You don’t need expensive equipment other than a basic laptop. Many people use their iPhone’s these days and it works quite well for online therapy.
So during the first session I will explain to you what mindfulness is and how to apply it, and you will learn within that first session some of these practical methods that I’ve been talking about. About how to work with your emotions and you’ll be able to apply them.
In the second session. We will review the progress that you made and we will refine the methods that you have been taught, and so on. Each session builds on the previous session.
The first principle in mindfulness therapy that we focus on is changing the way that you relate to your emotions.
So typically people react unconsciously to their emotions and to the triggers that trigger those emotions, whether that’s external events or situations or whether it’s internal triggers in the form of thoughts or memories. The problem is that we just react blindly to these triggers and we then end up feeding our anxiety and depression.
So the first real breakthrough comes when you can learn to overcome these patterns of habitual reactivity, and that’s much easier than you might think. The most important step is to make them conscious, because if they’re not conscious you don’t see these habits and then they just continue to operate blindly. But the moment you do focus conscious awareness on them then you can begin to change them. And that’s the first principle of mindfulness therapy, is developing this conscious relationship with your emotional habits.
Thee second part is promoting healing of internal anxiety and depression. And this we do in a variety of different techniques. But one of the most important ones is looking at the imagery of your emotions, and I will teach you how to work with your emotional imagery. It’s not that difficult it’s just something you have to get used to doing.
So all emotions are based around imagery. How you see your emotions and thoughts in the mind is what determines the emotional intensity of those emotions or thoughts or beliefs or memories.
So uncovering this emotional imagery is essential for healing. When you uncover the imagery then you can help it change you can start exploring how to change that imagery. And the more you can change the imagery the faster the anxiety or depression will heal.
So there’s lots of other things we do during mindfulness therapy sessions, that’s just an outline, but everyone finds this approach to be far superior to traditional talk therapy or counseling and certainly for most people this is a much more productive approach than relying on medications. So if you would like to learn more, please contact me and schedule a Skype Therapy session. Thank you.
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Psychotherapy by Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist based in Colorado and I offer psychotherapy by Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression, for agoraphobia, for work with addiction, for help with recovery from traumatic memories such as in PTSD, and I also work with OCD and obsessive-compulsive thoughts and memories and images.
Therapy by Skype is a very good choice if you’re looking for an alternative to the more conventional medical-based treatments for anxiety and depression. So medications are useful when you need immediate relief from the symptoms of anxiety and depression. But it’s important to understand the medications by themselves are not sufficient to treat the underlying cause of your anxiety and depression.
If you want to really break free from emotional suffering you must work out the psychological level, you have to work at the level of the reactive habitual thinking and the emotional reactivity that fuels anxiety and depression.
So that is where Mindfulness Therapy comes in and this form of therapy works very well when delivered over Skype. Skype is an excellent medium because it allows you to see each other and if you can see each other, then therapy by Skype is just as effective as therapy in person. There’s really no difference. But you must be able to see each other. If you can see each other. then you will get the quality of communication necessary for effective psychotherapy.
So if you’re interested in in psychotherapy by Skype, do please reach out to me. Simply go to my Contact Page and email me with any questions you may have. Feel free to tell me more about yourself and how I can help you and what you’ve tried so far. And if you want to schedule Skype Therapy with me, then simply tell me what time’s work for you.
So I see people throughout North America and also Western Europe and the UK and as far away as Australia and South Korea.
Mindfulness Therapy is about changing things at the psychological level, it’s about bringing mindfulness, which is a form of very direct conscious awareness to look closely at your anxiety or depression or emotional trauma or traumatic memories to see how they actually work. What happens in the mind?
So one of the first things that we notice when we actually look at our emotions is the whole array of reactive thinking that gets triggered by those emotions.
So in Mindfulness Therapy, one of the things we understand is a little different than in conventional therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, is that we understand that thoughts do not cause emotions, but emotions rather cause those thoughts. The emotions take form in thoughts and the reactive form feeds the underlying emotion, so creating a positive feedback loop that reinforces the anxiety or depression.
Rumination does not cause depression, but rumination feeds the depression. Chronic worrying does not cause anxiety, but it feeds the underlying anxiety.
So uncovering the particular reactive thought profiles that are feeding your anxiety or depression is really very important. And that’s the first thing that we look at. We look to see what those reactive thoughts are and then we start to bring the magic of mindfulness to work here, because when you develop mindfulness, what you’re doing is you’re changing the relationship you have with those thoughts and emotions.
You are breaking free from that blind habit of becoming the thoughts, becoming the emotion, which, of course, is what causes them to be overpowering.
You are training yourself instead to become the observe. That is what being mindful means, it means that you are observing exactly what is present in the mind without reacting to it.
The reactivity basically causes the problem more than anything else. And it is the identification with that reactivity that sustains anxiety and depression. But once you take away the blind reactive identification, then the reactive thoughts and the emotion underneath are deprived of fuel and they start to change themselves quite naturally.
They begin to heal quite naturally, rather like a wound would heal quite naturally if you stop reacting to the wound in unskillful ways. But if you take care of your wound, the wound will heal.
So anxiety and depression are best looked at as being like emotional wounds that basically are trying to heal, but are prevented from healing by all of that reactive thinking, that blind habitual reactivity.
So we have to see the reactivity. But when you see it, when you bring conscious awareness to it, you then disempower the reactivity. It no longer is habitual. It’s now reduced to being simply objects in the mind.
So developing mindfulness means seeing those thoughts very clearly. The seeing is what liberates you from the habitual component of those thoughts. That is what feeds emotional suffering. The very act of seeing the thoughts is immensely important.
You don’t have to try and get rid of them. We’re not trying to even let go of them. That is simply another form of reactivity and all reactivity is usually based on some form of fear or aversion. You’re trying to get rid of it. Even trying to let go of painful memories and painful thoughts is really motivated by fear. And that’s why we really don’t recommend that approach because you’re just adding more fear to the fear that’s already there. So you’re feeding the underlying emotional pain.
But when you awaken to your thoughts and emotions with mindfulness, you’re basically holding those thoughts and emotions in a space, that space of conscious awareness that is not reactive. So you’re learning to be totally present with your thoughts and with your emotions, without reacting, without identifying. That is what greatly accelerates the healing process.
So that is part of what I’ll be teaching you during our Skype Therapy sessions together, is how to effectively develop a mindful relationship with your mind instead of become blindly enslaved by reactive habits. So that’s the first part of mindfulness training.
And the second part is developing compassion towards your emotional wounds, because that compassion is very powerful as a healing force in the mind. The more compassionate you are to yourself. Which means specifically, the more compassionate you are towards your anxiety and depression and fear and hurt, the more those forms of suffering will heal.
So developing internal psychological compassion internally is very important for healing, and that’s part of mindfulness therapy.
So it works very well over Skype. I see almost all my clients now through Skype. It’s more comfortable for you. It’s more convenient for just about everyone. And it’s just as effective because you can see each other.
So if you’d like to explore more about mindfulness therapy, simply read more of the pages on my website. If you have questions, contact me.
If you’d like to schedule Skype Therapy with me to learn how to apply mindfulness for healing emotional suffering, then please tell me what times work for you and we can go ahead and schedule a Skype Therapy session.
This approach is very effective and most people see tremendous benefits after the first few weeks when you start to apply the mindfulness approach that I’ll be teaching.
So please contact me if you’d like to schedule Skype Therapy with me. Thank you.
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Therapy via Skype for Anxiety & Depression
Discover how mindfulness therapy can help you overcome anxiety or depression. Speak to a Therapist Online through Skype for highly effective online psychotherapy for Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder and Agoraphobia, OCD and intrusive thoughts, Addictions, PTSD or any psychological problems that do not require treatment by a medical professional. Contact me to discover more about this online therapy service and to organize a Skype therapy session with me.
This service is available throughout the USA, UK and Western Europe and world-wide. All you need is a reliable internet connection and you are ready to start online therapy with me.
Online therapy via Skype is an excellent alternative to conventional visits to see a psychotherapist and does not use medications. Most of my clients have already tried that approach and are looking for a better alternative.
Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I provide therapy via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and also therapy via Skype for depression and many other common psychological and emotional problems that can be effectively treated without using medications.
Medications only treat the symptoms. In most cases it does not help you change the underlying habitual process that causes your anxiety or depression. And that’s the focus of these online therapy sessions that I offer via Skype. I teach mindfulness therapy. That’s my specialty and it’s extremely effective, especially for the treatment of anxiety and also for depression.
Mindfulness therapy helps you break free from those conditioned habitual patterns of reactive thinking that fuel anxiety and depression. This is essential and this is the fundamental mechanism that produces your anxiety and depression. During each session I will teach you practical mindfulness-based methods to help you break these unconscious habitual patterns of reactive thinking, and therapy via Skype is immensely effective as well as being very convenient for people who don’t have the time or are not really motivated to go and see a therapist in person.
It is much easier to talk to someone online. It’s also very much more comfortable for you, the client, rather than having to go to a therapist’s office. But most people come to therapy via Skype because they want to learn to manage their emotional well-being by themselves. They want to learn the tools for doing this, the tools for managing anxiety and depression, rather than going into someone for a treatment. So that’s the function of the online psychotherapy via Skype that I offer.
If you’d like to learn more about therapy via Skype do please go to my website, and then when you feel ready, simply email me and we can schedule a trial therapy session at a time that works for you.
So I offer therapy via Skype throughout the USA and Canada and throughout Western Europe and as far away as Japan. All you need for therapy via Skype is a good internet connection and a quiet place to conduct your therapy sessions.
If you’d like to get started with online therapy please email me and I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the process of Skype therapy. Thank you.
Psychotherapy via Skype – Talk with a therapist online to get the help you need
Learn practical mindfulness methods to help you break free from anxiety and depression. Talk to a Therapist Online using Skype for highly effective online psychotherapy for Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder and Agoraphobia, OCD and intrusive thoughts, Addictions, Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD) and emotional trauma or any other forms of emotional stress that do not require treatment by a medical professional.
Contact me to learn more about this online psychotherapy service and to arrange for an online therapy session with me.
If you’re struggling with anxiety or depression and you maybe have already tried conventional office based counseling or perhaps you’ve also tried medications and not gotten the results that you were looking for then you might consider a different approach.
I offer mindfulness based therapy via Skype. This is a very effective way of really giving you the tools you need to overcome longstanding patterns of anxiety and depression. The mindfulness therapy therapy approach that I’ve developed is very effective to help you control the reactive thinking that feeds your anxiety or depression.
And most of my clients have already tried medications with little benefit and they’ve also tried, you know, classical analytic type talk therapy with very little results either. Most of the approaches out there that are commonly available through the medical system are really based on a kind of cognitive analytic tradition that is primarily trying to change the way that you think. But it doesn’t necessarily change the way that you feel and that’s the issue.
Feelings really require a different approach than just analysis and trying to construct arguments against feeling anxious, for example. Everyone who suffers from panic attacks knows that they are having an irrational episode. They know that, at least every one I’ve ever worked with knows that they do not need to feel the anxiety or the depression or panic attacks that they experience, but they can’t stop them.
Thought-based interventions alone, trying to convince yourself not to feel the way you feel is just not really sufficient to produce lasting change. You have to get down to the level of the emotions themselves that are fueling the process. And that’s what we focus on in the mindfulness therapy approach that I have developed and teach online.
If you would like to learn more about therapy via Skype and the mindfulness approach do go to my web sites and e-mail me. We can schedule a Skype therapy session at a time that works for you.
Also the online therapy movement is becoming increasingly popular, because people want to take more charge of their recovery process. They don’t just want to go somewhere for a treatment, they want to learn how to manage their own minds. And that’s very much at the center of the online therapy movement.
Skype therapy offers some real advantages for you, the client, because you can see the therapist as well as talk to them in real time. So this makes communication very much more effective. And from my experience it is equally effective to office-based, in-person therapy. There is really no difference at all, especially if you are following the kind of teaching that I offer via Skype, which is based on giving you the tools.
You do not need to be in the same room with your therapist to learn new ways of working with your emotions, but you do need to see each other and Skype makes this possible.
So if you’d like to learn more about therapy via Skype with me and the mindfulness approach and you’d like to get started and you would like to schedule a Skype therapy session, please email me and let’s get started. Thank you.
Therapy via Skype for Effective Help for Anxiety and Depression
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I offer therapy via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression and I also offer therapy via Skype for working with recovery from addictions, as well.
Therapy via Skype is particularly good if you are suffering from anxiety. Most of my clients suffer from some form of anxiety, whether it is Social Anxiety Disorder or Agoraphobia or Panic Attacks, which are very common.
Basically, during these online therapy sessions I will teach you very practical mindfulness-based methods of working with your emotions so that you don’t become overwhelmed by them.
This is the most important first step to recovery from anxiety and depression, and addiction, as well. We have to learn how to build a friendly and non-reactive relationship with our emotions. We have to learn to sit with our emotions without becoming identified with them, without losing our freedom to those emotions that get triggered in the mind.
This is essential, because if you get identified with your emotions then what happens is that reactivity will feed the emotion and stop it from healing and resolving itself. It is just like a fire. If you react to the emotion it is just the same as piling fuel on a fire. But, if you can control your relationship with your anxiety or depression or that compulsive impulse so that you don’t feed it, then the emotion will begin to lose its strength, altogether. It begins to undergo a process of resolution.
This is an interesting concept for many people. We find that the actual path to resolution of anxiety and depression is already in existence, it is already present within us. Our body and mind knows how to heal suffering. The problem is that reactivity in the form of reactive thinking or reactive behaviors or igniting further forms of emotional reactivity. The reactivity prevents that natural pathway of healing from coming into effect, and so we remain stuck in repeating patterns of reactive anxiety or depression or compulsion.
So, during the mindfulness therapy sessions that I offer via Skype, we will work on learning different ways of being with our emotions without becoming reactive. Then I will teach you how to work with your emotions through the process of compassion, natural inner friendliness, that always produces positive, beneficial results in the mind.
You learn to make friends with your anxiety or depression or compulsion. If you try to resist it, it just gets stronger, that is a form of aversion, a form of reactivity. If you try to suppress it, it will simply chase after you. You have to learn to make friends with your difficult and painful emotions if you really want them to change and heal.
If you are interested in learning more about therapy via Skype, do please send me an email and we can schedule a Skype therapy session.
Mindfulness-based therapy via Skype for overcoming anxiety and depression without using drugs
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional mindfulness-based therapist living in Boulder, Colorado, and I provide online mindfulness-based therapy for anxiety and depression that does not use drugs as part of treatment.
So I do not regard medications as the first choice for treating anxiety or depression. Basically, drugs may minimize symptoms for a while but drugs will not change the underlying psychological process that’s causing your anxiety or depression. So that is what must be addressed very carefully if you are to achieve complete recovery from chronic anxiety or chronic depression.
So in mindfulness-based therapy, we work on changing these underlying habits, these psychological processes that operate unconsciously to produce emotional suffering, whether that’s anxiety or depression or any other form of emotional-psychological distress.
So these are a product of a conditioned habitual reactive process. The problem is that we are not readily aware of this underlying set of habits that creates your anxiety or depression.
So in Mindfulness Therapy we focus awareness on our emotions. We actually learn how to apply mindfulness meditation to explore our emotions and to look at their structure to uncover these habitual reactive processes that are going on.
Now, of course, one of the major components in that reactive habitual structure will be thoughts, will be reactive habitual thoughts. It might be chronic worrying, it might be negative thinking, it might be rumination. These patterns of reactive thoughts are what actually feeds anxiety or depression and prevents healing.
Now it’s important to understand the thoughts themselves do not cause anxiety or depression. That is s a common misconception. It’s actually the other way around. Anxiety tends to produce anxiety-based thoughts and anxiety-based thinking, and the same for depression.
The emotional state of depression is what produces or takes form in reactive thoughts, rumination and depression-related thoughts. So they’re the product of the emotion. They give the emotion a structure and when they operate in a habitual manner they simply feed and sustain that underlying structure of the emotion.
So the first part of mindfulness therapy is really looking to see what these thoughts are, to identify them clearly. We then look at ways of changing our relationship to the thoughts. You can’t simply remove the thoughts. That’s another misconception; it’s not as simple as that. What you can do though is change your relationship to those thoughts so that you do not just blindly identify with those thoughts. That’s essential and that’s what typically happens when we are under the influence of habitual thinking.
The thought gets triggered and then we become the thought. We literally become consumed by the thought and the reactive thinking that will manifest when we become identified with those negative thoughts.
So the first thing is to be able to develop conscious, mindful awareness of those thoughts; to see them very clearly when they get triggered in the mind, and then learn how to stay independent from them, not identifying with them. We do this through mindfulness meditation, which means that you learn how to meditate on those emotions and on the habitual thoughts that feed the emotion.
We train with them essentially. We train in not identifying with those thoughts. It’s like learning to develop balance on the edge of a river so that you don’t fall into the river and get swept away. Your thoughts are very much like a river. They have a lot of energy in them and if we’re not careful we fall into this river of thoughts and that basically takes us away and creates a lot of emotional suffering and simply feeds and reinforces the emotions underneath.
So learning to develop independence and learning to develop balance in relationship to thoughts is a very necessary step to successfully overcoming anxiety or depression.
Another thing that we must look at is the emotion itself beneath the thoughts and we must build a different relationship with that emotion as well with the same principles in mind. We must learn to observe the emotion and not become identified with the emotion. We must learn to see the emotion as a mental object that we can be conscious of but not become identified with, not become reactive.
So holding emotions in conscious awareness is an essential part of mindfulness meditation. You deliberately find our anxiety or depression and we meditate on it, learning how to create this space around it where we maintain independence and balance.
Its all about changing the imagery of our emotions
Then we can investigate another aspect of the emotion, the structure of the emotion, and that is its imagery. So all emotions are basically structured around psychological imagery, the way that you see it in the mind. And we must find out about this imagery and look at its structure in great detail. Because when you change that imagery you basically change the emotion. The two are directly related to each other. So emotions are structured in imagery and that imagery is what actually causes the emotion.
So thoughts do not cause anxiety or depression. What they do is they trigger this emotional imagery and that is what causes the anxiety or depression.
So seeing this imagery is very important because it is also basically habitual in nature. We do not normally see that emotional imagery. It is operating at an unconscious level. So we bring lots of conscious awareness to our emotions in our meditation in order to explore this imagery, and then when you can get a clearer insight into the imagery you can begin to change it.
For example, the imagery of depression typically will have the color black or will have some other dark color. It is very unlikely to be associated with a bright color like white or pink, for example. So that color is part of what causes the depression, as part of its imagery.
When you identify its color you can actually start to explore changing the color because it’s just habit. Always remember that. It just shows up as a black image out of habit. That does not mean that has to stay that way.
When you bring conscious awareness to it, mindfulness, you can begin to change that habitual imagery, so you can change its color. And you explore during meditation what color feels best and what color allows that depression to decrease in intensity and what color would help it heal.
Our goal in all meditation work is one of bringing about and facilitating healing. So changing the imagery is how emotions heal, and very often they will do this by themselves over time. They will change their imagery and that’s how they heal. But it can take a long time if there’s a lot of reactivity around the emotion that feeding it.
So in meditation work we can speed up the process of change. We can explore changing its color; we can explore changing its size; we can explore changing its position. How close is it in our awareness? Is it in our head? Is it in the stomach, in our throat, in our chest? Where does it habitually reside? That’s part of its imagery.
Again when you find out where the emotion resides you can change that habitual position. And when you change that position, you will change the emotion, and you can help the emotion heal by changing its position.
There are many, many other factors like that that we actively explore during mindfulness meditation. The whole purpose of mindfulness meditation is to explore the mind, the actual processes that are involved in creating either suffering or wellbeing and happiness. We look and find out. That is the nature of the process of mindfulness meditation.
You are not your thoughts
And also in that process of exploring our minds we also cultivate this very different part of our being, which I call the True Self, which is simply the one that is observing the emotions and the thoughts and the memories and other content. The observer is not the same as the observed. If you’re looking at anxiety or depression that means you are not anxiety or depression. So this quality of developing the observer that witnesses and explores and interacts with your emotions is very important.
This leads to liberation from those habits of emotional suffering. In a sense you could say quite correctly, that the observer, the True Self, cannot suffer. The suffering is contained in the contents of mind, the objects of mind: thoughts emotions and memories and other reactive condition processes. That is what causes suffering.
So by developing that part of you as the observer, you essentially are freeing yourself from those habitual processes. And in that liberated position you’re able to respond to those habitual processes in a way that helps them heal. So that’s another way of looking at what we mean by mindfulness meditation. It’s developing this very different sense of being that’s not identified with the content of mind.
And your True Self is not the content of your mind. You are not your thoughts; you are not your emotions; you are not any of these mental objects that you can perceive. That is simply content that comes and goes, it changes all the time. But the one that observes that content does not change. Consciousness is constant, whereas the objects of consciousness change.
So if you would like to learn more about mindfulness-based therapy and how to overcome anxiety and depression without using drugs and you’d like to really examine the actual process that’s causing your emotional suffering, then please do go to my website and learn more about Online Mindfulness Therapy.
Please contact me if you have any questions. Please tell me more about how I can help you, and when you feel ready we can schedule some Skype Therapy sessions to help you learn how to apply mindfulness and mindfulness meditation for overcoming your anxiety or depression. So please contact me and schedule a Skype Therapy session.
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Online Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy via Skype for Controlling Anxiety & Depression without
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist specializing in Mindfulness Therapy and I provide online mindfulness-based psychotherapy for treating anxiety and depression without using drugs.
So, Mindfulness Therapy is extremely effective for helping you change the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression or any other form of emotional suffering that affects the quality of your life. We work at the level of the reactive habits, the reactive thinking and the patterns of emotional reactivity that produce our anxiety and depression. We learn to see these patterns and we learn to help them change by becoming more conscious and by developing a conscious relationship with these patterns.
So this is the first most important thing that we must do if we want to change. We have to develop a conscious and non-reactive relationship to our reactions. If you don’t do that then the reactions become habitual. That is, they become subconscious and continue to operate without any choice and without our control. But once you make them conscious, then you can begin to change them and produce the internal changes that are necessary to train yourself out of those habits.
So anxiety and depression and most other forms of emotional suffering are really emotional habits. They are simply reactive habits that become established and then become subconscious and operate without our say. So the first step in mindfulness-based psychotherapy is learning to see these habits and then break free from the habitual nature that fuels the reactivity.
Doing this on Skype is a very effective way of learning these mindfulness skills. You don’t have to see a mindfulness therapist in person in order to learn how to work with your mind. You can do that very well via Skype. So that’s why I offer online psychotherapy via Skype. It works really well, and the intention is to give you the tools so that you can break free from the habits of anxiety or depression without having to resort to medications or years of analytical therapy.
Medications are not sufficient to change these psychological habits. That requires a form of psychological response, psychological training or psychotherapy. But the function of psychotherapy should be to see these habits and then change them consciously.
The second most important part of Mindfulness Therapy, besides becoming more aware of our habits, is to look at the underlying emotional structure. So what is it that’s driving those habits? So what is the nature of the underlying emotions that is driving our anxiety or depression or addiction or any other form of emotional suffering?
So typically, the root of just about all emotional suffering, whether it’s anger or guilt or addiction or self hatred or anxiety or depression in its many different forms, you will find that underneath all of these forms of reactivity you will find fear. Fear is usually the root energy source for anxiety and depression and all of the different forms of emotional suffering.
So we learn to build a conscious and mindful relationship with this fear. That is essential. The habits simply take us away from that fear. They displace our attention away from the fear that needs us more than anything else. So to heal fear we must develop a conscious and compassionate relationship with that fear.
This is a central focus in Mindfulness Therapy, the system that I developed over the years and that I teach via Skype. It’s all about learning how to develop a compassionate and friendly relationship with your anxiety and depression and with the fear underneath the anxiety and depression.
So we learn to look at that fear and in the same way that we might look at a child that was in a state of fear. We learn how to respond compassionately to that fear the same way that we would do is respond compassionately to a child that was afraid or to a friend that was suffering. This is vital for healing. Developing this internal relationship, a relationship based on internal love, that is love for the fear.
We learn to take care of that fear and bring it what it most needs for healing which is that love. So this we describe has developing an internal relationship between your True Self, which is the origin of true love and the Little Self which is that fear. When that relationship is strong then healing is very much accelerated and the fear will heal in direct proportion to the strength of that internal relationship.
So we learn how to bring love to our fear, to our pain, to our anger, to our guilt, to our compulsive thoughts, to our negative thoughts, whatever it is that’s generating our suffering. That’s what we must bring this internal love to, or mindfulness.
Mindfulness basically is the conscious expression of love for our experience whatever that is, whether it’s neutral, or suffering, or whether it’s joyful. If we bring conscious love to it, that will promote healing and well-being and greater joy in our life.
Learn how to meditate on your emotions and thoughts
So the way we do this is to actually learn how to meditate on our fear and other emotions and other parts of the mind that are stuck that are in a state of suffering. We meditate on those emotions and thoughts and traumatic memories and so on. We do not avoid them. We do not try to talk ourselves out of experiencing those states of suffering, but rather we try to develop a conscious and friendly relationship with those parts of ourselves. This is vital.
We do not indulge in the fear either. We do not indulge in anger or depression or anxiety. We instead develop a conscious and non-reactive relationship that is the basis of love. This is necessary to produce healing.
So we meditate on our emotions. We establish this strong internal relationship based on love and then we explore what ways we can interact with the fear that will allow it to release its fear that promotes healing. And so healing is the primary goal in Mindfulness Therapy. It is to find the fear and then bring about its healing through our internal compassion and love and consciousness.
So if you would like to learn more about mindfulness-based psychotherapy via Skype, then please go to my website and then e-mail me. Ask any questions you may have about the process and how to get started with therapy via Skype. And when you feel ready we can schedule your first Skype therapy session.
The Mindfulness Therapy approach is extremely effective for the reasons that I outlined, briefly. Most people will see dramatic improvements within the first few sessions. The moment you start changing that relationship that you have with your emotions the faster they the healing happens.
So if you would like to learn more, then please reach out to me by e-mail and let’s schedule a Skype therapy session.
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Online Mindfulness Therapy via Skype for Overcoming Anxiety and Depression without drugs
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional online therapist. I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy and I offer Mindfulness Therapy via Skype for overcoming anxiety and depression without relying on medications.
So medications have their place, but it’s really important to understand that medications cannot change the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression. The medications are designed simply to treat symptoms. So that is not a good long-term strategy. You are far better to spend your time and efforts in trying to change the underlying psychological cause of your anxiety or depression.
The underlying psychological cause of emotional suffering, whatever form it takes, is generally in the form of reactive habits, habitual formations that keep reoccurring when the conditions are right. So whenever there’s an appropriate trigger it triggers this internal psychological habit and that habit creates the anxiety or depression. This is what we need to work with and that’s the focus of Mindfulness Therapy, which I teach online via Skype.
It works very well when delivered online because the primary focus is teaching you methods of working with your emotions that you can apply yourself. It’s teaching you the tools for working with your anxiety or depression to facilitate healing. And that’s the point of Mindfulness Therapy and other forms of psychotherapy.
The primary goal is to heal, is to basically change the underlying cause of that suffering so that you no longer experience anxiety or depression. That’s the purpose of good psychotherapy and that’s certainly the purpose of Mindfulness Therapy.
We use Skype so you can see each other. That’s very important. And if you can see each other then there’s no difference in the quality of psychotherapy whether it’s delivered online or in person. It’s not a significant factor.
What is much more significant is the competence of the therapist and the approach that they use and does that approach work for you. That’s the far more important thing for you to consider.
So in Mindfulness Therapy we turn mindfulness to look at our anxiety or depression directly. Mindfulness is a form of consciousness; it’s really simply learning to see things clearly with out becoming reactive and without becoming identified with your emotional habits. That is the first part of mindfulness training, is how to become the observe, how to see your emotions and the thoughts that feed those emotions, without becoming identified with them, without becoming lost in the emotion and the reactive thoughts that feed that emotion.
This is very important. When you can disengage from that reactive process you will stop feeding the anxiety or depression and when you stop feeding it then the emotion will continue its path of change. The only thing that stops it healing is that reactivity itself. So learning to overcome this identification with habitual reactivity is central for promoting healing.
Learn how to meditate on your emotions
The way that we go about training to develop this equanimity or independence in relationship to our emotions is by meditating on the emotions.
Most people think that meditation is about escaping the mind, about escaping into a more pleasant state of consciousness that we construct for ourselves. But that’s not really the heart of meditation, especially mindfulness meditation. So the heart of mindfulness meditation is the mind. It is to develop that special conscious awareness of the mind so that we can gain greater and greater freedom from those unconscious reactive habits.
So that’s the primary focus of mindfulness meditation the secondary focus of Mindfulness Mindfulness meditation, which is really a development of this, is to develop greater presence in general in relationship to your experience in life as it unfolds. A general rule in mindfulness psychology is that the more present you are the more happiness and sensory fulfillment you will gain. So being present is the most important thing for happiness; being present for suffering is the most important thing to promote healing of that suffering.
So we meditate on our emotions. We meditate directly on the emotions. And we look for reactive thoughts. Those are the fuel that feeds anxiety and depression. We look for those reactive thoughts and in the same way. We develop an awareness in which we are the observer.
Disengaged from the reactive thoughts we can see the thoughts very clearly but we are not drawn into becoming lost in that stream of reactivity. We can sit with the emotions as the observer but not become drawn into the emotion and overwhelmed by it. So this is the first very important part of training. So we are training with our emotions and thoughts and memories as well. Rather than avoiding them we are training with them or using them as a vehicle to gain more and more freedom. And that is our goal. So.
Besides working with our emotions to gain this freedom and to promote healing by not feeding them we also developed a very compassionate and friendly relationship with our emotions, which is another vital part of promoting healing. Typically unpleasant emotions like anxiety or depression or anger or sadness or grief, whatever that emotion might be, typically the problem is that the emotion gets pushed out of the mind. We push it out through a reaction of aversion, of hatred, of not wanting that emotion to be there, of wanting to get rid of that emotion. So that form of reactivity feeds the anxiety or depression.
So we watch for those reactive thoughts and in the same way. When we see the thoughts we learn to cultivate this position of being the observer where we don’t identify with those thoughts. We see them clearly, we don’t identify with them. So in this way we train out of the habit of reactive thinking. That’s very important because that reactive feeding, that reactive thinking feeds the anxiety or depression.
Look at the image structure of your emotions
Another part of Mindfulness Therapy is actually looking at the structure of the emotion and this involves looking at the imagery of the emotion. So another principle in mindfulness psychology is that emotions are based around internal habitual imagery. The way you see the emotion in the mind is what keeps that emotion intact. That structure is what keeps that emotion together. So we look at this imagery.
We look at the position of the emotion. Very often you’ll see that it is in the body. It’s in the throat or the chest or the heart area. This is why we have expressions like, “I have a broken heart.” It makes no sense physiologically, but of course, what it’s actually referring to is psychological imagery. We experience sadness or loss in the heart typically. Fear we may experience in the throat, sometimes in the stomach. These are part of the imagery of the emotion. Its position is part of its imagery.
Now the interesting thing is here is that is all habitual, unconscious by nature. Now when we make it conscious through mindfulness meditation we can find out where its position is and then we can exercise conscious choice and we can begin to explore moving that emotion to a different position that will help it heal.
So moving it out of the body is often a necessary step in the process of healing for that emotion.
Looking at the color of an emotion is very important. When people think about depression chances are that emotion will have a dark color. It will be black or purple. That color is part of his imagery. Change the color and you will help the imagery of the emotion change and when you do that you will help the emotion change. So changing the color of depression from black to white or some other color that you detect feels better will help that depression heal.
And so you’re teaching the emotion how to heal itself how to changes its color and how to change its position and how to change other aspects of its imagery.
When emotions heal naturally they do so by changing their imagery. In meditation we are simply increasing the rate of change because we’re bringing consciousness to bear on this. So changing the color, changing the position, changing the size, is really important. When people feel overwhelmed by an emotion that implies that the emotion is very large. It also gives you an indication of its position as well. Helping the emotion become smaller is what the emotion needs to do to heal. Lowering its position from a high position to a lower position is what the emotion is to do to heal.
So all these little changes we can explore and should be exploring during our mindfulness meditation, because remember, the goal of mindfulness meditation is healing the mind. Liberation from suffering. That’s what that statement means. So helping it heal by changing its imagery is a very important part of mindfulness meditation.
I will teach you how to meditate on your emotions to facilitate healing. I will teach you these methods so that you can apply them yourself between sessions, and this is the goal to give you the tools to promote healing and to promote well being as well.
If you’d like to learn more about Online Mindfulness Therapy via Skype, then simply go to my website and email me via the contact page and we can schedule a Skype therapy session at a time that works for the both of us.
I see people all over the world. We can usually find a time that works in spite of time differences. So please don’t be afraid to contact me if you live outside of the US. I see lots of people in Western Europe and as far away as Japan and Australia.
So please contact me if you would like to get started with mindfulness-based therapy via Skype and you liked the idea of learning how to change the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression instead of just relying on medications to treat symptoms. Thank you.
Go to my Contact Page if you are looking for mindfulness-based psychotherapy via Skype for anxiety & depression
Mindfulness therapy and training teaches you how to break free from habitual reactive thinking
We have to learn how to overcome the blind habitual process in which we identify with the mind – thoughts, beliefs, emotional reactions and traumatic memories.
We think we are these mental objects, but we are not…we are not the content on our mind any more than the sky is the the clouds that arise and pass away.
Our true nature, our True Self is like the sky, not the clouds. Its nature is the spacious conscious presence that can see mental objects; it is consciousness itself.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I provide Online Mindfulness Therapy for overcoming anxiety and depression without using medications, but using the methods of Mindfulness Therapy and mindfulness training in general, including mindfulness meditation.
So during these sessions I will be teaching you how to apply mindfulness to work with your anxiety or depression or other emotional problems. And this approach is very successful, very effective indeed, because it teaches you how to break out of the habitual reactive thinking that fuels anxiety and depression.
Overcome reactive identification is our practice
The real issue is that we become identified with these thoughts, these reactive, habitual thoughts and beliefs. We believe that that we are those thoughts. We take the content of our mind to be who we really are. And this is the fundamental delusion that feeds anxiety and depression.
The truth is, you are not the content of your mind. You are not your thoughts, you are not your memories, you are not your beliefs you are not your emotions. The essence of who you are is really the conscious space that contains those contents.
So thoughts and memories and beliefs, these all come and go. They are objects that arise and pass away, but you remain and the space the remains is your true essence. So you are not the contents of your mind. And when we lose sight of that, when we identify with the contents of a mind, is when we suffer. That is the primary cause of our suffering. If we do not identify with thoughts with beliefs with all our expectations and concepts about how things should be, when we do not believe those things, when we do not identify with them, then we do not suffer.
The thoughts themselves are not the problem. It is the identification with those thoughts and other mental objects, including emotions. That is the problem. So in mindfulness training we are seeking to break this blind habit of identification with the content of mind.
We are not trying to get rid of thoughts or emotions or memories. That would be another form of identification with content of mind and that will not help you break free from the basic problem. We are learning to contain them. We are learning to create a space around the content of mind.
So the path of mindfulness is about embracing mind but not identifying with mind. So thoughts are not the cause of suffering. It’s the identification with thoughts that causes our suffering. When you can embrace thoughts completely without identification, without falling into the influence of those thoughts, then they simply become objects and we can utilize those objects with choice and freedom. And that’s our goal. It’s not to get rid of thoughts.
So those teachings on mindfulness meditation, which seek to get rid of thoughts, that teach you to let go of thoughts is wrong. We are not trying to let go of thoughts. That very process is contributing to the problem of our suffering. Trying to get rid of thoughts is itself a set of beliefs and thoughts that we are identifying with and blindly attaching to. And when you blindly attached to any thoughts or beliefs you will sow the seeds of suffering.
So we are learning to contain thoughts, rather like the sky contains clouds. The sky does not become the cloud, it simply becomes the space that embraces those clouds as they arise and pass away. So that’s our goal in mindfulness meditation, is to cultivate being like the sky rather than becoming identified with the clouds. The sky is ever present, it does not change, it remains changeless. It has the nature that is described as being “deathless.” It has no beginning and no end. The objects that arise in the sky, like clouds, those are all forms, they are objects that have a beginning and have an end and that is not a dependable place to put our consciousness, to put our faith. We don’t want to put our faith in something that is not dependable.
In meditation real cultivating our basic identity, if you like, as being that Skype, not the contents of the mind, not the clouds.
So mindfulness meditation is the process of training to be free from identification with thoughts. Not to be free from thoughts but to be free from the blind attachment to thoughts.
So this is extremely important when we’re working with anxiety and depression. We need to break the habit of just becoming overwhelmed by anxiety or depression-based thoughts. We need to change our relationship to those thoughts and beliefs so that we can hold them in the mind but without becoming identified and without becoming lost in the river of reactivity that follows that identification process.
So this means that our mindfulness meditation is a process of training with the mind. And so we must meditate on the mind. If you wish to develop freedom from the mind, from thoughts and beliefs and emotional reactions then you must meditate on thoughts and beliefs and emotional reactions because that’s the only way that you will be able to cultivate freedom.
So you work with the mind, not against the mind, but with the mind and that is the process that I call mindfulness meditation. We’re learning to be more present with the mind. That presence is the quality of freedom; the lack of presence is the quality of suffering, and that is where we become lost in the reactivity of the mind.
So if you are suffering from anxiety then you learn to meditate on that anxiety.
During our Skype sessions together, I will teach you how to meditate on the mind. I will teach you how to meditate on your anxiety or depression. I will teach you how to meditate on your thoughts and beliefs.
I’ll teach you how to meditate on emotional trauma, which is often the core issue behind anxiety and depression. I’ll teach you how to work with those mental objects in a way that promotes their healing as opposed to simply perpetuating suffering.
So if you would like to learn more and you would like to schedule mindfulness-based Skype therapy sessions with me to help you overcome anxiety or depression without using medications, then do please contact me.
Medications provide a temporary relief, but you should not go to medications for a solution to anxiety or depression. It’s really, in the end, no more than another mechanism of avoidance or suppression. And that will not heal the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression.
You must embrace the reality of your anxiety or depression, which means looking at the emotional reactions, the thought reactions, the beliefs and the emotional trauma that you become identified with through habit.
Breaking that habit is the way to heal permanently to overcome anxiety and depression.
So if you would like to get started with me please send me an email and let’s schedule a Skype therapy session.
People really like Skype therapy. It is a very convenient and very comfortable medium for doing therapy and it’s far less clinical in nature than going to see a therapist in their office.
As long as you use Skype or similar video platform, then there’s no difference really between meeting with a therapist in person or seeing a therapist online, especially for this kind of approach that I’m teaching, which is about giving you the methods and the tools, like my mindfulness meditation, that you can apply yourself to gain greater emotional balance and well-being and freedom from suffering.
So if you would like to learn more, please email me. Thank you.
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