Online Mindfulness Therapy for Overcoming Panic Attacks and Anxiety
Speak with a Therapist Online via Skype for effective online therapy for Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety Disorder and Agoraphobia and other emotional problems. Email me to learn more about this online psychotherapy service and schedule a online Skype counseling session with me. Inquiries welcome!
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Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional online therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders. I also treat depression online and I offer addiction counseling online, as well.
The psychotherapy that I offer is called Mindfulness Therapy, which is particularly effective for treating the underlying cause of anxiety and other emotional states like depression and OCD.
When we are working with anxiety, we need to not just talk about our emotions as in conventional “talk therapy”, but we need to look at the underlying process, the process of reactive habitual thinking that creates the anxiety. Mindfulness Therapy focuses very closely on identifying these patterns of negative thoughts that generate anxiety, depression or addictions.
When we find these thoughts, we then begin the process of changing how they affect us. We do this mostly by the process of developing conscious awareness of those thoughts themselves. A thought only has power if operates habitually, out of awareness, and this is what we overcome during Mindfulness Therapy. If you can develop conscious awareness of those reactive thoughts, then they are not able to convert into the emotion. It’s like, the same as a car, if you place the car in neutral, that car can no longer move, no matter how much you press the accelerator. It’s the same with reactive thoughts, they only have power if we are unaware of them and if we become identified with them, and we become overwhelmed by them, lost in those thoughts.
The second part of Mindfulness Therapy for treating anxiety disorders involves looking at the actual structure of the emotion underneath the reactive thoughts. What is the nature of that emotion? What is the internal imagery that holds that emotional imagery together? For example, if an emotion is very intense, then the chances are that your internal picture of that emotion will be very large and very close. That’s what you see internally and that’s what you react to through over-thinking, or that’s what your body also reacts to in the flight-or-fight type response.
When we can find this internal imagery, we can change it, using mindfulness to explore detailed changes that we can make that produce changes in the emotion. In this way we can actually reprogram that emotion, we can change it totally, we can defuse it, so that it doesn’t get triggered. When we neutralize the emotion, then the reactive thinking begins to change also, because there is nothing fueling that reactive thinking.
So, these are two of the focuses of online Mindfulness Therapy that I offer via Skype.
If you would like to learn more about this online therapy service, please visit my website and email me, and then we can schedule an online therapy session to suit your time and also to find a time that fits into my calendar. So, please visit my website and read the pages on that online therapy website and then email me. I look forward to working with you.
How to Overcome Panic Attacks and Anxiety
Panic attack anxiety is a very intense emotional reaction to certain perceived threats. many of these threats, or triggers, are not rational; but that’s not the point, because they are VERY real for the victim. Trying to convince someone that they should simply “get it together” and stop thinking negative thoughts is an ineffective approach, because for that person, those thoughts and beliefs ARE real. During Online Therapy for Panic Attacks sessions, we focus on changing the underlying emotions themselves through applied mindfulness.
During Mindfulness Therapy sessions, we take a totally different approach. The focus is on changing our relationship to the anxiety emotion. Instead of denying it or resisting it, we learn how to be present with the emotion, but WITHOUT becoming reactive. This is the first step to making real positive changes.
The second step of effective online therapy for panic attacks and anxiety is to look at the structure of the emotion to see how it works. You will find that what holds the emotion together is some form of inner imagery. If the emotion is intense, as with panic anxiety, then that corresponding imagery will also be intense.
The more we learn about this inner imagery, the more we have to work with, and the rule is: Change the imagery and you change the emotion.
Mindfulness Therapy is a highly effective form of psychotherapy that is gaining more and more popularity for treating Panic Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Social Anxiety. Dr Strong, Founder of the Boulder Center for Mindfulness Therapy has written extensively on the subject and published the groundbreaking book, ‘The Path of Mindfulness Meditation’ available through Amazon.
Conventional talk therapy can be beneficial, but often just talking about your feelings does not transform the the underlying process that creates your emotional suffering.
The same can be said for medications – the drug may provide a temporary relief from symptoms for a while, but medications are not going to heal the underlying cause that produces the anxiety or depression.
The style of psychotherapy that I teach online is called Mindfulness Therapy, which can be very powerful for overcoming anxiety as well as for treating depression and other psychological issues caused by conditioned negative thinking. Most clients notice dramatic changes after the first couple of sessions of Mindfulness-based Skype Therapy.
Go to my website and email me to discover more about this online counseling service and to book a Skype therapy session with me.
This online counseling therapy service is available throughout the USA, UK and Western Europe and world-wide. All you need is a reliable internet connection and you can start online therapy.
Overcoming Anxiety & Depression through Mindfulness Therapy
It’s crucial that you just understand how to, basically, meditate on your anxiety and depression. You have to from a non-judgmental relationship with all your your emotions. Most of us, of course, react out of habit to our anxiety, depression or other negative emotions with avoidance and some type of aversion to those negative emotions. We don’t like these unpleasant emotions and we attempt to eliminate them. This is surprisingly the worst thing you could potentially do, because this kind of reactivity has the unfortunate effect of making the anxiety or depression grow and become stronger. Any type of reactivity strengthens reinforcing the anxiety or depression.
What I have found, and numerous others in the field of Mindfulness Therapy have found, is that what really accelerates emotional healing is when we are able to hold the emotion in our conscious awareness without responding with habitual reactivity to the emotions with avoidance and aversion. When you are doing so you are learning the best way to effectively be with the emotion without becoming reactive and without becoming overwhelmed by it. This teaches the mind an entirely different way of processing that the anxiety, which allows the emotion to change, to heal itself and also to transform itself.
Therefore, if you are considering online Mindfulness Therapy, do please see my site and e-mail me and then we will be able to discuss whether this approach of mindfulness-based therapy is right for your specific needs. Please, see my therapy website and e-mail me.