Does Anxiety Wizard Have Value?
The question of value comes up a lot. How do you value something properly? Now that the Anxiety Wizard Self Help CBT program is fully live, I receive a lot of questions around, ‘what does Anxiety Wizard cost?’. I have had a think about this question, and surely wouldn’t the better question be; ‘does Anxiety Wizard deliver the value of the cost?’
I can relate this question to a face to face CBT course of treatment with me. At the beginning, we define the overall cluster of problems. Then, we break the bigger problems (anxiety or depression) down into smaller problems, and then deal with each one individually. It should be said that I try to put problems together so that a tool might deal with a whole handful of problems in one go. That saves a lot of time. Weekly sessions then usually start with talking about details of the past week - especially in relation to the homework we had decided to work on from the previous week....
I broadcast a really jam packed Facebook Live where I exploded panic. Everything you need to know is here.
I share what causes panic, then I go onto what maintains panic and then I offer strategies that you NEED to use if you want say bye bye to panic.
The video is about 50 minutes long so you know is jam packed with value to you. If panic is not a thing for you then remember that anxiety is the ground that panic grows in.
When you struggle with panic, anxiety, depression or stress, you can easily fall into the trap of becoming fixated on the symptoms you are experiencing. This is so common that many if not most posts and comments on Facebook (for instance) are symptom focused and give very little thought to either the cause of the symptoms or a useful solution to them. This is a problem because you get the most therapeutic mileage by looking at the processes that cause the symptoms you experience and then directly tackling those processes.
This video addresses how Anxiety Wizard does this and also reminds you that The Anxiety Wizard free training video series introducing the revolutionary new approach to treating panic, anxiety, depression and stress is available now. If you want to get the free training and learn more about Anxiety Wizard then click on this link and start.
This is a beta launch so will not be open for very long. If have have not done so already get the training...
This is a video from a few years ago. But I had a conversation recently that spoke to this very problem so I had to dig this out and share it with you. Please comment if it applies to you. It almost approximates to a life secret so it might !
This is a short and hopefully sweet set of tools you can use to pull yourself out of the morass of depression. Remember, complex problems don't always need complex solutions. This is an example of what we might call Ultimate Self Help CBT. Understand what the problem is. Use the tools and change the problem. These tools are not a complete solution to depression, that is not what I am claiming. But, they are a solution to the process whereby you go 'internal' and get lost in the emotions of depression. These self help CBT tools will pull you right out again.
Everything takes time and effort. This has to be true of virtually everything in life worth doing. It might be especially true when overcoming social anxiety disorder (SAD).
Several recent studies it have shown that social anxiety is very treatable with CBT. It just takes time to go through the process of change. But it also seems to be common that people give up before they have gotten all the benefits they can.
When you do the right things SAD will go away and you will be free. When you do the wrong things it will not go away and you will remain trapped.
I have defined the 3 biggest stumbling blocks that will hamper your progress and keep you trapped.
I have written a blog post and recorded a podcast with the intention of helping you to learn how to rewire your brain out of intense anxiety and even depression.
I have extracted the principles of many years of clinical practice into a simple to follow path you can take if you are interested in removing anxiety from your life. I have even estimated how long it will take you to do it. If anxiety is a problem you struggle with, I am sure you will find the podcast particularly interesting.
Sometimes your immune system can turn against you and this causes things like rheumatoid arthritis. Your immune system is what protects you from biological threats so when it turns against you this is a bad thing. Your fear system is also designed to keep you safe. It does that by making sure that when there is a genuine threat you get away from it and so survive to live another day. But, what happens when your fear system turns against you.What does that look like? Well it looks like panic and anxiety. Fortunately there is treatment for autoimmune diseases and there is treatment for anxiety. Check out www.drpurves.online to find out more.
How to retrain your amygdala
A short while ago I listened to a snippet on the BBC Today program. Dr Liam Mason was interviewed about the role of CBT in retraining the brain in sufferers of psychosis. It was shown that CBT physically changes the brain.
There is robust research using brain imaging techniques showing the change in brain structure connections following CBT. In serious mental health problems like depression and schizophrenia (psychosis) there is of evidence of functional disconnectivity between brain structures that process facial and social emotional signals. This means that people who suffer these problems are more likely to misinterpret faces expressions and social situations as threatening.
This may sound trivial but in Schizophrenia, depression and in many anxiety disorders there is convincing evidence that many people have a bias that...
What physical habits do you have that when amplified can reveal something about your deeper unconscious processes? It is well known in psycho-therapeutic circles that the body holds onto emotional experiences in ways that you would not imagine it could. Stress is locked into the frown of the face. Tension is locked into the shoulders and traumatic experiences can be locked into body shapes or postures. In this video I explain a little more about how you can interrogate your habitual physical habits and why it might be important to do that.
Watch this video and please leave comments.
Learn how your brain tricks you into thinking and doing all sorts of crazy stuff. You won't believe it.