ONLINE THERAPY for SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER
Struggling with Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Low Self-Esteem?
Would You like Help to Learn How to Overcome Your Anxiety?
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Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional psychotherapist living in Boulder, Colorado, and I offer Online Therapy as one of my choices to clients who are seeking help in managing Social Anxiety or Agoraphobia.
Now, as you know, it can be very challenging indeed to get the kind of help that you need for your anxiety if you find it very difficult to leave home, or if you are struggling with a Driving Anxiety, which is very common for people with Social Anxiety Disorders. So, this Online Therapy becomes a very good choice to consider. If you are interested in Online Therapy for your Social Anxiety or Agoraphobia, please head on over to my website, CounselingTherapyOnline.com, and read the relevant pages about Online Therapy for Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia. Then, if you are considering trying this approach, please contact me and we will discuss if this is the right approach for you. It's very important that you find an approach that you feel comfortable with, so we will discuss that before you schedule a session. All you need, of course, is Skype and PayPal accounts and then you are ready to go. Very easy to get started and I can help you with that.
So, what is Mindfulness Therapy, and how can this help with Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia? Well, primarily, Mindfulness Therapy teaches you how to work with those emotions, those very strong emotional reactions that get triggered by thoughts about leaving the security of your home or other secure area. Agoraphobia is often translated as a fear of open spaces, but that is not quite true. What it is really pointing to is this extreme fear of leaving a controlled environment, a secure area where you feel in control, and it is often associated with panic attacks and the fear of having a panic attack in a public area, where it is out of your control.
So, these kind of reactions can be very intense indeed and it takes some work to work with them, but it is entirely possible, and Mindfulness Therapy is one of the best methods that I know, because it changes your relationship to these underlying emotional reactions, these habitual emotional reactions. It changes your relationship to them from becoming identified with them and reacting to them with further reactivity to a relationship based on friendship, awareness and compassion; the primary hallmarks of Mindfulness Therapy. It's about learning how to make friends with those emotions. If you try to fight them or resist them, they don't change; you've probably tried that already. If you try to argue with them, or tell yourself I shouldn't be feeling this way, that seldom works very well either. What is truly needed is to establish a true level of presence, mindfulness, with those underlying emotions. This is the heart of friendship; friendship is what heals; love is what heals. This is what we cultivate in a very detailed way. You learn how to transform your emotions, or more specifically, how to allow your emotions to transform themselves.
So, if you would like to learn more about Mindfulness Therapy for your Social Anxiety or Agoraphobia, please visit my website and contact me, and I look forward to helping you through Mindfulness Therapy. Thank you.
"I was so afraid of what people were thinking about me. I was terrified of having a panic attack. It really paralyzed me and prevented me going out with my friends. Mindfulness Therapy has really helped, better than I would have expected." - Alex, New York
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"Mindfulness Therapy is one of the most effective approaches currently available for successfully managing anxiety. Now Mindfulness Therapy is available online via individual Skype sessions."
"Make friends with the anxiety and fear that lies at the core of your anxieties and learn how to care for that fear as you would care for a frightened child. This is mindfulness in action and is the root of all true healing."
- The Path of Mindfulness Meditation, by Dr Peter Strong.
Social anxiety and agoraphobia describe conditions of intense anxiety often accompanied by frequent panic attacks that are triggered by the anticipation of having to leave a secure space and venture into an unknown environment. Often, it is the very fear of having a panic attack in public that is most debilitating. You can learn more about social anxiety or social phobia and general treatment options on the PsychCentral website page Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment.
Mindfulness Therapy for Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia, now available online provides an important resource for individuals who wish to overcome their social anxiety or shyness and the debilitating panic attacks that accompany social anxiety disorders.
These intense anxiety reactions are based on negative core beliefs and habitual reactive thinking that operate outside of our control. Mindfulness Therapy teaches individuals how to work with these beliefs and, most importantly, the core emotions that empower the beliefs. This kind of therapy can be provided very effectively online through Skype. All you need is a laptop and you are ready to go. Many people with social anxiety find this approach much easier and less intimidating than going to the therapist’s office and this is why Online Psychotherapy for Social Anxiety is becoming so popular. Dr Peter Strong is an expert in mindfulness-based therapy and teaches mindfulness therapy techniques to people all over the world through Skype sessions.
Social Anxiety Disorder is a type of phobia, a reactive emotional disorder to a range of social settings that are perceived as threatening, mainly due to the unfamiliarity of the situation. Most of us feel a degree of nervousness in new situations or when asked to speak in public, but those with SAD develop anxiety and panic attacks that can be completely overwhelming, and may result in a person going to extreme lengths to avoid public places or situations that generate the fear reactions. The fear of being scrutinized by others, of making a fool of yourself and extreme self-consciousness can be a major impediment to ones career and social life and may result in feelings of extreme loneliness and shattered self-confidence and self-esteem.
The other distressing effect of social anxiety is that it leads to the proliferation of worrying about upcoming events, imagining all kinds of scenarios with negative outcomes. Even the most basic tasks such as shopping at the supermarket can consume so much emotional energy that it simply becomes easier to give up. So much emotional energy is expended in this endless worrying that we are left feeling completely drained and fatigued, which makes us even less able to cope. In its most extreme form, social phobia can lead to agoraphobia, where it becomes impossible to venture outside the confines of ones home, or very well-defined “safe zone.”
Seeking some form of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders is a very sensible approach, and can make a huge difference. Generally, the process-oriented therapies, like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are particularly effective, because they aim at changing the underlying beliefs and patterns of negative reactive thinking that create the anxiety. However, what is even more important than the thoughts or beliefs at the core of anxiety conditions are the emotions, the feeling energy that empowers those thoughts and beliefs. This is what we address in Mindfulness Therapy for Social Anxiety, which is a form of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Essentially, you learn how to focus mindfulness on the underlying core emotions so that you begin to build a conscious relationship with the emotion. You naturally begin to see more of the detailed structure of the emotion. As always, it is what is not seen that has most power over you, and mindfulness therapy is directed at exploring the structure of our inner feelings in great detail.
When you develop a mindfulness-based relationship with your inner emotions you set up a completely different inner environment that greatly facilitates transformation, resolution and healing of anxiety and fear. The simple fact is that reactivity inhibits change, while mindfulness promotes change and healing. You first learn to recognize the impulse to react with fear or panic as it arises, and to respond at a very early stage to the impulse with mindful-attention. This simple action stops the reactivity proliferating into worry and negative thinking, and opens up a brief moment of choice, a space before the reaction takes off. This is the beginning of the deconditioning process. With practice you can develop and lengthen this space, especially in mindfulness meditation sessions, which become practice grounds for developing new ways of responding to your emotions and the associated external situations.
As you develop this space, what is called the “therapeutic space of mindfulness,” you create an opportunity in which the trapped emotional energy that powers the reactions can unfold, unwind and become much more malleable. This inner freedom allows emotions to change and transform, which eventually leads to their resolution. We all know the importance of “facing our feelings.” Well Mindfulness Meditation Therapy provides the method and details of how to do that, and in a way that leads to beneficial change, rather than simply re-experiencing the emotional reactivity. It is a well-established fact that Exposure Therapy, in which you deliberately make controlled contact with your fear or phobia, is an essential part of healing, but the whole point of such therapy is not to simply re-experience the trauma, but to experience it differently. Mindfulness therapy allows you to do this very effectively, and with mindfulness-based exposure therapy your mind will rapidly learn new perceptions and new pathways of experiencing that are not based on emotional reactivity but on balanced responsiveness. This in turn naturally leads to more functional and more positive thinking and more useful core beliefs that are empowered by positive emotional energy, rather than the previous negative energy.
Mindfulness-based therapy - How to Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder
Learn how to overcome Social Anxiety Disorder - The key is to develop a friendly relationship towards the anxiety itself. If you stop fighting it but rather care for it, like you would care for a child that is in pain, then you will create the right conditions that will allow the anxiety to heal and resolve. I cannot emphasize just how important this is.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I provide online therapy over Skype. If you would like to learn how to overcome social anxiety disorder, then please go to my website, learn more about the Mindfulness Therapy techniques that I teach for overcoming social anxiety disorder, and then contact me. That is the most important thing - simply email me and talk about the issues that are affecting you and ask any questions you have about the online therapy process and I will be happy to answer them.
Overcoming social anxiety disorder is a very structured process that we explore during the online therapy sessions. I will teach you very practical methods, based on mindfulness, for actually changing the underlying habitual reactive process that generates social anxiety.
The most important thing for most people is to actually begin to develop a relationship with your anxiety that is not reactive and that is not struggling with the anxiety, pushing it away or trying to get rid of it or fighting it in some way.
In almost all cases, if there is any form of resistance to anxiety the effect is going to be counter-productive. It will simply strengthen the anxiety. The same goes for avoidance, too, which is another form of resistance. Many people try to avoid their anxiety and that makes it worse also.
The key to changing any form of anxiety, including social anxiety disorder is to actually focus your conscious awareness on the anxiety itself, and generate a friendly relationship with the underlying emotions. This is what creates the conditions that allow the anxiety to heal and change and finally resolve itself entirely. This is what we explore in great detail during Mindfulness Therapy.
If you would like to learn more about how to overcome social anxiety disorder, please go to my website, learn more about the process of Mindfulness Therapy and then email me. Thank you!
Online Counseling offers many advantages to the client, and convenience has to be one of the greatest reasons why Online Counseling is becoming more and more popular. For people suffering from Social Anxiety, Agoraphobia and other forms of anxiety disorders, it is often very difficult to leave home and go into the unfamiliar and often clinical settings of the therapist's office. The Online Counseling format is much more relaxed and less intimidating because you don't have to leave home.
The online counseling route can be very effective and well worth trying. During each Skype session I will teach you very effective mindfulness-based methods for working with anxiety. After a few weeks practicing what I teach, you will notice a dramatic reduction in both the frequency and the intensity of your anxiety attacks. Eventually you will be able to say that you are essentially free from anxiety, and even if an anxiety attack does happen you will be well prepared and know exactly how to manage it so that you do not become overwhelmed by it and it will resolve much faster than previously.
Online Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder
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Please feel free to email me and ask any questions you may have about the mindfulness therapy approach for overcoming social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and other forms pf anxiety. We can schedule a Skype session to see if this approach is right for you - There is no charge if you decide otherwise. Most of my clients see quite remarkable improvements after as few as 3-4 sessions. Please contact me and let's discuss how this approach can help you overcome you social anxiety or agoraphobia. Unlike traditional counseling, my approach is very focused and very practical. I will teach you the tools for managing and resolving your anxiety, and these mindfulness-based methods are exceptionally effective.
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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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