Premiere Online Counseling Therapy with Mindfulness Therapist Dr. Peter Strong
My specialty is Mindfulness Therapy, a system of psychotherapy that incorporates mindfulness and many aspects of Buddhist psychology and which focuses on teaching you how to change the patterns of habitual reactive thinking that fuels anxiety, depression, addiction, OCD and many other emotional problems. I developed Mindfulness Therapy in the 1980s after working on my own personal struggles with anxiety and emotional reactivity and began offering this Buddhist inspired form of psychotherapy to others. Eventually I published "The Path of Mindfulness Meditation" in 2002, which describes many of the fundamental principles of Mindfulness Therapy. Since 2002, I retired from my original profession in medical research and became a full-time psychotherapist. I am a registered psychotherapist and now offer Mindfulness Therapy online via Skype.
Mindfulness Therapy can be regarded as an alternative non-clinical approach to conventional western psychotherapy. The vast majority of my clients come to me after trying traditional "talk therapy" or counseling, or having tried prescription medications, which they found to be ineffective in producing real and lasting change. Unlike treatment-based approaches which focus on managing symptoms, Mindfulness Therapy focuses on changing the underlying process of reactive thinking and reactive identification that cause our anxiety or depression.
Mindfulness Therapy is also very positive in nature and does not regard anxiety or depression as clinical disorders but rather as conditioned psychological habits that are fueled by underlying core emotional formations that have become dissociated from normal operational consciousness. Mindfulness is a highly evolved form of consciousness that we apply to change these psychological habits and re-associate with and heal the core emotions.
Please note: I do not offer medical treatment. If you require medical treatment for a psychological condition you should contact a medical doctor or psychiatrist.
Watch this short introductory video to learn more about the Online Counseling Service that I provide through Skype Therapy sessions.
Peter Strong, PhD - Professional Psychotherapist, Online Therapist, Specialist in Mindfulness Therapy and Author of 'The Path of Mindfulness Meditation.'
"Contacting Peter was one of the best decisions I ever made. He has helped me more than any of the other therapist that I have worked with. I knew after the first session that his approach was right for me." - Gail, UK
The Primary Psychotherapy Modalities that I use:
- Mindfulness Therapy (as pioneered and developed by Dr. Strong)
- Buddhist Psychotherapy (read my book on the subject)
- Experiential Psychotherapy and Focusing (Eugene Gendlin)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP) - I am a Certified NLP Practitioner
- Client-Centered Psychotherapy (Carl Rogers)
All these modalities focus on helping the client change the underlying process, the patterns of habitual reactivity, that cause anxiety, depression and emotional stress. My entire approach is centered on helping you form a mindfulness-based relationship with your emotions which is based on openness of mind, non-reactivity and compassion. Experience repeatedly shows that learning how to form a non-reactive relationship with your emotions creates the best possible conditions in which emotional suffering, anxiety and depression can heal.
Dr. Peter Strong is a Professional Psychotherapist, registered in the State of Colorado.
My Personal Philosophy toward Psychotherapy
The form of psychotherapy that I offer, whether in the office or through Online Counseling via Skype, is highly focused on helping you change the underlying process that causes you anxiety, depression or emotional stress or that makes it difficult for you resolve anxiety, panic attacks, emotional abuse or psychological trauma as in PTSD. In this very process you not only resolve and heal emotional suffering, but you begin a journey on a path - The Path of Mindfulness - that is inherently spiritual. Not religious, but spiritual, which means that you begin to discover a completely different way of being - being with yourself and being in the world - that is based on freedom rather than habitual reactivity. My objectives as a psychotherapist are to help you learn a totally different way of relating to your anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, loss, grief and other forms of emotional pain - about how to relate to your emotional pain without becoming overwhelmed by it and without becoming reactive. I want you to learn how to hold your anxiety, depression or any other form of emotional pain in the space of awareness that promotes healing. Mindfulness is all about learning how to relate to experience - whether painful or joyful - with a spaciousness and freedom that is our natural state of being.
Mindfulness Therapy - A Holistic and Positive Approach
Mindfulness Therapy is very positive in nature. It is not based on the medical model that sees emotional suffering as a "disease" and you are not seen as a "patient." I do not "treat" you as a patient. Buddhist psychology teaches us that your essential nature, the real You, is fundamentally positive and healthy. The problem is that people tend to lose connection with their True Self through years of conditioning and habitual identification with their cognitive and emotional reactivity - the "False Self" dominated by the ego. The True Self becomes covered up by layers of conditioning, like jungle vines covering up a statue or temple. The path of mindfulness is a very focused and systematic way of removing these layers of conditioning that keep you imprisoned so that you can reconnect with your inner True Self - the source of true authentic living, real happiness, and effective being in the world. Skype Sessions are a combination of teaching and lots of practical work designed to teach you the skills you need to better manage your emotions, your anxiety, depression or other patterns of negative habitual reactivity. The sessions are very intense, because there is so much to learn, but very inspirational and empowering.
"Traditional psychotherapy seemed no longer to be the answer. Instead, Peter Strong has helped me to find new avenues, new paths and new awareness of feelings that run very deep and, in many cases, have been long dormant until re-awakened in this fascinating and energizing way." - Clinical Director of Behavioral Medicine, NY.
As you begin to develop a mindfulness-based relationship with your anxiety, depression, addictive impulses or other forms of emotional suffering you will begin the second phase of Mindfulness Therapy, which is to investigate the actual sensory structure of your emotions. This inner sensory structure is based almost exclusively around inner imagery - the way you see your emotions psychologically. The natural language of emotion is imagery, as in "I feel overwhelmed" or "I feel weighed down by this depression" or "I am in a dark place", or even, "This is a really big problem." Our language reflects this inner imagery that creates the emotion. Discovering this inner experiential imagery gives us a very direct way to change, resolve and transform our emotions directly - change the imagery and you change the emotion.
- I hold a PhD in Immunology awarded by the University of Oxford for medical research into new modalities of treatment for allergy and infection based on natural stimulants of innate mucosal immunity (Strong, 2002, Clin. Exp. Allergy 32:1794)
- Postgraduate Teaching Certification, University of Cambridge
- Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Original research leading to the publication of 'The Path of Mindfulness Meditation', Out Skirts Press, Colorado
- Registration as a Professional Psychotherapist 2002
How to schedule a Skype session with Dr. Peter Strong
As an Online Therapist I invite you to email me. I will answer all your questions about Online Therapy and how working with a therapist online can help you with your specific emotional problems.
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