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A walk through of Anxiety Wizard with Dr Purves

anxiety wizard May 02, 2020

Dr Purves gives you a walk through of The Anxiety Wizard Program.

If  you can recognise things like worry, catastrophising, being self critical, being overly concerned about physical symptoms, negative thinking, feeling like you have lost emotional control or just trying to avoid so much that life is becoming too restricted. Then your brain is creating anxiety and probably depression. That's why you might be seeking reassurance a lot of the time.

If you do nothing then nothing will change. If you work through Anxiety Wizard so much will change that you will kick yourself that you tolerated panic, anxiety, depression or stress for as long as you did.

Over this weekend we are running the May Bank Holiday Offer. Join Anxiety Wizard Program and get the Stop Overthinking course FREE.  

I hope you watched the Facebook Live last Thursday where I said that anxiety was totally unnecessary. This is absolutely true. But now is your chance to make it a reality for you.


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How the brain creates fear

 Every anxiety based problem has, at it's root, an exaggerated emotion of fear.  It is important to believe this because otherwise your anxiety is controlling your actions. 

Are you controlled by anxiety? What might this look like? 

Well, do you avoid things, do you make decisions based on 'what if' considerations? Do you put things off and seek reassurance. If any of these are factors in how you conduct your life then you will benefit from the Facebook live video on Thursday 30th April in The Mental Health Wizard Facebook Group. 



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Reality is fluid

reality is fluid Apr 19, 2020

Reality is fluid

In this video I develop the truth that you have more control over your future than you probably believe at this present time. I start by demonstrating to you that you can learn. I then show you why this matters if you want to have a different future. But then I ask the critically important question. You can learn how to have a different future but will you? Watch this video and explore your possible future.

Click here to get on the new learning journey.

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What is The Depression Matrix?

the depression matrix Apr 17, 2020

There are things we accept we have control over and things we accept we have no control over.

Then there are things we have control over but pretend we don't. These can change your life for the worse and cause premature death.

There are also things that we can have control over but believe we can't that can also cause premature death.  Given these are important it is worth watching my video to see what they are! There is also a parachute included in case you want to save yourself.

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Self Help CBT

self help cbt Apr 09, 2020

In this video I explain the process by which we grow into chronic mental health problems. I know saying 'grow into' seems like a strange phrase to use but the reality is that serious mental health problems don't just appear out of no where. We have to nourish and develop them to the point where they have enough strength to live on their own and then they take you over.  Watch the video and see what I mean.

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Does Anxiety Wizard have value?


Does Anxiety Wizard Have Value?

The question of cost and value comes up a lot on social media. 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 thought about this question, and I think a better question is:  ‘does Anxiety Wizard deliver significantly more value than the cost?’

To answer this question let me relate it to a course of face to face CBT treatment with me.

At the beginning of treatment we define the overall cluster of problems. We generally create a recovery road map, then, we break the bigger problems (anxiety, depression or something else) down into smaller chunks and work with each one individually. This is a reliable process and works really well.

It should also be said that I try to cluster problems together so that a particular tool might deal with a whole handful of problems in one go. This saves a lot...

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Why Panic Exists and what you can do about it.

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2020


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.  

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How does Anxiety Wizard Work; it's trickier than you may think!

anxiety wizard Nov 10, 2019

 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...

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How to grow older and wiser

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2019

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 !

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Three simple tools that can pull you out of depression

Uncategorized Sep 11, 2019

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.

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