Anxiety Therapy Online
Online Therapy for Anxiety
Struggling with Anxiety, Panic Attacks or Depression?
Would You like Help to Learn How to Manage Your Anxiety More Effectively?
I CAN HELP YOU OVERCOME ANXIETY THROUGH ONLINE ANXIETY THERAPY SESSIONS VIA SKYPE
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- Individual Online Counseling Sessions with Dr Peter Strong -
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Online Counseling Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
Welcome to my site, CounselingTherapyOnline.com. I am a professional psychotherapist, originally from the UK, now living in Boulder, Colorado, and I provide an online counseling service for people throughout America and abroad as well, where I offer mindfulness therapy. This is a particularly exciting form of modern cognitive therapy which is very suitable for treating anxiety, depression, and for help with stress management.
Now the online option, this is quite new, but now, with Skype we can have face-to-face sessions wherever you live, and it’s just as effective as seeing the therapist in person. In fact, there may be some indications that it’s even more effective than traditional talking therapies, mostly because you feel more comfortable, more at ease in your home or office or familiar place than you would in a therapist’s office. So that’s one advantage, but the other advantage is that often there are just not enough local therapists in your area who provide the kind of counseling that you are looking for. So the Internet gives us an opportunity to search outside of our local area to find, not only the right kind of therapy that we’re
interested in, but also to find the right kind of therapist that we feel comfortable with, and who we’d like to work with.
The style of therapy that I teach is called mindfulness therapy. It’s based on some of the ancient teachings of the Buddha on mindfulness, but brought into a modern context. Basically, it’s a process of learning to work with your emotions directly and change the underlying process that keeps the
anxiety or depression or stress repeating itself over and over again. Its sessions are very friendly, informal. They’re a combination of teaching and lots and lots of practical work designed to give you the tools that you need to manage your emotions more effectively.
So, if this is of interest to you, please fill out the contact form or send me an email, and let’s start talking about online therapy for you. Thank you!
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“Anxiety and fear were consuming me. I needed help. I tried talking with a local counselor, but that didn’t seem to help. My Doctor suggested anti-anxiety pills, but I want to avoid this, so I booked a session with Dr. Strong. It was amazing! He helped me see things in a totally different way. I love the practical exercises and mindfulness meditation that he taught me. Now I am in control again! Thanks, Peter!” – Lisa, Italy.
Anxiety is, of course a normal part of life as we struggle with the many challenges of personal history, relationships and family dynamics, work, health and aging, etc. All anxiety is based on a fear-based reaction that has the characteristic of psychological contraction or withdrawal from engagement in life, but for most of the time these emotional contractions are temporary and are just part of the ever-changing flow of life. For others this is not the case and anxiety becomes chronic and highly debilitating; this we refer to as an anxiety disorder. There are many forms of anxiety, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia, Health Anxiety, Phobias, and persistent Fear or Worrying due to Habitual Reactive Thinking. To learn more about anxiety disorders and their symptoms see the WebMD page on Anxiety and Panic Disorders (link) and the NIH page on Anxiety Disorders (link). Needless to say, chronic anxiety is a major problem, affecting over 20% of the population, over 40 million Americans.
Introduction to Online Therapy for Anxiety
The secret to overcoming anxiety is to completely transform your relationship to your emotions. Most of us fight our emotions or avoid them, especially is they are unpleasant or painful, but this is the worse thing you can possibly do. If you want to heal anxiety you must learn how to embrace your emotions with awareness and compassion, which is the essence of mindfulness. You need to take care of your anxiety the same way you would take care of a frightened child, not by avoidance and denial, but through learning to be 110% present for your emotions with that quality of acceptance and friendliness that heals. During Online Anxiety Therapy sessions, you will learn exactly how to do this; and the results can be quite amazing.
Online Anxiety Therapy is now available to help you overcome your anxiety symptoms using the powerful methods of Mindfulness Therapy, as developed by Professional Online Therapist and Author, Dr. Peter Strong. Many people prefer Online Therapy for the treatment of their anxiety because of the convenience of working from home. It is also far less intimidating than having an office session, which is an important consideration for the successful treatment of anxiety.
There are many treatments for anxiety and many online resources available to help you overcome anxiety. If you feel there is an underlying medical condition causing your anxiety, then you should consult a medical doctor who might prescribe a suitable medicine for the treatment of your anxiety. Most doctors also recommend some form of psychotherapy for anxiety in addition to medication. There are many forms of psychotherapy available and some are more effective treatments for anxiety than others.
One option is Online Anxiety Therapy Treatment – which I offer via Skype. In the system that I have developed, called Mindfulness Therapy, you will learn specific ways of changing the underlying patterns of reactive thinking that cause chronic anxiety.
Learning How to Control Anxiety
You will get very specific and focused help for your anxiety using the techniques that I teach during online sessions of Online Therapy for Anxiety. One of the best available treatments for anxiety involves learning how to change the way you relate to your inner experience of the emotion of anxiety itself. This is described in more detail below, but basically our habit is to avoid and resist our anxiety, which simply makes the anxiety worse. In Mindfulness Therapy, you will learn a much more effective way to control anxiety which involves stopping the habitual reactivity to the emotion. This inner acceptance creates the right conditions that allow the anxiety to heal. There is no magic technique to cure anxiety, but learning to be mindful of our anxiety with mindful awareness is certainly one of the most effective approaches for controlling anxiety.
Anxiety Disorders are often a source of great suffering for the individual and for the individual’s family. Left untreated, anxiety can become deeply ingrained in the mind, which makes it harder to change later on. Also, chronic anxiety leads to the formation of negative beliefs, followed by low self-esteem and low self-confidence and finally creating the conditions for the development of chronic depression. Most people who suffer from chronic anxiety also experience insomnia and may experience one or more forms of eating disorder.
General Anxiety Disorder is a very common condition that affects an estimated 10 million people in the US. Although medication is often called for to manage the acute symptoms of anxiety attacks, it is very important to work on changing the underlying cause of your anxiety, and this is where working with a skilled psychotherapist can be very beneficial. There are, of course many approaches for the treatment of anxiety and many different types of psychotherapy to choose from. Most anxiety disorders respond well to process-oriented therapies that work on changing the underlying processes that trigger anxiety reactions. These include Mindfulness Therapy, which you can receive through Online Counseling or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is also widely available.
To learn more about Anxiety Disorders visit Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
Online Therapy for Anxiety is all about learning practical cognitive tools and specific awareness skills for working with the underlying emotions.
ONLINE THERAPY FOR ANXIETY
One of the most difficult conditions to live with is anxiety. Sufferers of this condition worry constantly about even the tiniest little detail. Fortunately, help is possible. Plus you can do just that online.
Anxiety is part of what makes us human. Nevertheless, if the symptoms of anxiety are too much then it becomes a problem. It becomes a disorder. That is the time when you must move to get things under your control.
You can have your therapy online. This is just like meeting with your therapist only that you are not in an office. Thus, this setup is comfortable for you. You would have time to finish your activities in a fast paced world.
Such therapy is just the same. It is just about finding the right ways to cope up with daily activities, and reducing anxiety for every individual. These would include activities like helping individuals develop coping skills, determining sources in order to correct anxiety.
Developing coping skills makes anxiety attacks more bearable. These also reduce anxiety attacks as the sufferer focuses his or her attention elsewhere. These activities allow the person to calm down.
The source of anxiety should also be identified by online psychotherapist. As these unresolved issues are faced, then the sufferer is given tools to relax. Sometimes the individual may not even recognize the source of anxiety. Therefore it is necessary for an objective outside observer to help the patient find the source.
There is always hope for those who suffer from anxiety. The key point is to start taking control of life. You can even do it online.
Psychological treatments found to be an effective way to treat anxiety. They may not only help a therapies) person to recover, but can also help to prevent a recurrence of anxiety.
There are several different types of online psychological treatments, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and behavior therapy. These psychological therapies can be undertaken with a professional, and increasingly, via structured sessions delivered via the internet (with or without support from a professional).
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
CBT is a structured psychological treatment, which recognizes that a person’s way of thinking (cognition) and acting (behavior) affects the way they feel. In CBT, a person works with a professional to look at the patterns of thinking and acting that are either predisposing them to anxiety, or keeping them from improving once they become anxious. Once these patterns are recognized, the person can consciously and deliberately make changes to replace these patterns with new ones that reduce anxiety and enhance their coping skills.
For example, thinking that focuses on catastrophising (thinking the worst, believing something is far worse than it actually is, anticipating things will go wrong) is often linked with anxiety. In CBT, the person works to change these patterns to use a way of thinking that is more realistic and focused on problem-solving. Anxiety is also often heightened when a person actively avoids the things of which he/she is afraid. Learning how to face up to situations that are anxiety-inducing is also often helpful.
Professionals may use a range of techniques in CBT. Examples include:
Encouraging people to recognize the difference between productive and unproductive worries, teaching people how to let go of worries and solve problems.
Teaching relaxation and breathing techniques, with muscle relaxation in particular, to control anxiety and the physical symptoms of tension.
CBT can be conducted one-on-one with a professional, in groups, or online (see E-therapies, below). CBT is often combined with behavior therapy.
Behavior therapy is a major component of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). However, it is different to CBT because it focuses exclusively on increasing a person’s level of activity and pleasure in their life.
Anxiety problems often persist because the person avoids fearful situations. Avoiding these situations means that the person does not have the opportunity to learn that he/she can actually cope with the fear. Behavior therapy for anxiety relies mainly on a treatment called ‘graded exposure’. There are a number of different approaches to exposure therapy, but they’re all based on exposing people to the specific things that make them anxious. The person learns that their fear will diminish without having to dodge the need to avoid or escape the situation and that their fears about the situation often do not come true or are not as bad as they thought.
E-therapies, also known as online therapies or computer-aided psychological therapy, can be just as effective as face-to-face services for people with mild to moderate anxiety. CBT and behavior therapy are helpful for anxiety when delivered by a professional online therapist for anxiety. The structured nature of these treatments means they are also well suited to being delivered electronically.
Most e-therapies teach people to identify and change patterns of thinking and behavior that might be keeping them from overcoming their anxiety. An individual works through the program by themselves, and although e-therapies can be used with or without help from a professional, most programs do involve some form of support from a therapist. This can be via telephone, email, text, or instant messaging, and will help the person to successfully apply what they are learning to their life.
This online mode of therapy has several advantages:
- is easy to access
- can be done from home
- can be of particular benefit for people in rural and remote areas
- can be provided in many cases without having to visit a doctor
USING MINDFULNESS TO TREAT ANXIETY DISORDERS
An anxiety disorder is way over being very nervous or edgy.
An anxious person can report an unreasonable exaggeration of threats, repetitive negative thinking, hyper-arousal, and a powerful identification with fear to anxiety counseling expert online. The fight-or-flight response kicks into overdrive.
Anxiety is additionally known for producing noticeable physical symptoms, like speedy heartbeat, high blood pressure, and digestive issues. Generally anxiety disorder (GAD) and Social anxiety disorder (SAD) the symptoms become so severe that standard daily functioning becomes impossible.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) could be a common online treatment for anxiety disorders. Cognitive-behavioral medical care theorizes that in anxiety disorders, the patient overestimates the danger of troubled events in his life, and underestimates his ability to cope. CBT tries to interchange maladaptive thinking by examining the patient’s distorted thinking and resetting the fight-or-flight response with additional reasonable, accurate ones. The anxious person and the expert work to actively modification thought patterns.
In contrast, rather than dynamical thoughts, mindfulness-based therapies (MBTs) seek to vary the link between the anxious person and his or her thoughts.
In mindfulness-based therapy, the person focuses on the bodily sensations that arise once he or she is anxious. Rather than avoiding or retreating from these feelings, he or she remains present and totally experiences the symptoms of anxiety. Instead of avoiding distressing thoughts, he or she disclose to them in an endeavor to appreciate and acknowledge that they’re not literally true.
Although it’s going to appear counter-intuitive, totally realizing the experience of anxiety permits anxious folks to unleash their over-identification with negative thoughts. The person practices responding to troubled thoughts, and letting these thoughts go.
By remaining present in the body, they learn that the anxiety they experience is merely a reaction to perceived threats. By positively responding to threatening events instead of being reactive they can overcome an erroneous fight-or-flight response.
In other words, a way to reduce the symptoms of anxiety is to be fully, mindfully aware of the anxiety and learning how to stay aware of the anxiety without becoming reactive and lost in anxiety-producing thoughts. When you can keep a conscious relationship with your anxiety for a sustained period of time it will begin to resolve itself and anxiety symptoms will dissipate.
I Wish to Learn More About Anxiety Therapy Online
If you would like to work on changing the underlying process that causes your anxiety then please contact Dr. Peter Strong with your questions and let’s schedule a Skype session today. Online Anxiety Therapy provides a convenient and very effective way to learn how to overcome and control anxiety.
Peter Strong, PhD is a Professional Psychotherapist, Online Therapist, Spiritual Teacher and Author, based in Boulder, Colorado. Peter developed a system of psychotherapy called Mindfulness Therapy for healing the root cause of Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Traumatic Stress and Emotional Suffering.
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