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Online Therapist, Dr. Peter Strong
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional online therapist. I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy for the treatment of stress, depression and addictions.
Now, anxiety therapy online is becoming ever more popular for many reasons, convenience is definitely among these reasons, but another extremely important reason is, of course, because of the condition itself - stress. People suffering from stress often find it very difficult to go to with a therapist in her or his office, in person. So the therapy option that is online can be a very attractive alternative for treating anxiety as well as for other anxiety disorders like social anxiety disorder and agoraphobia.
Regardless of the style of treatment that you're drawn to, you should utilize the inherent construction of the stress itself. Discussion treatment might be helpful, but often it does not consider the inherent structure, the procedure that creates your anxiety every day, and also the exact same can be said for drugs as well - it will not alter the inherent process, although it may relieve symptoms for awhile. So, it's essential to seek that which we might call a procedure-centered therapy to try to change the underlying procedure that creates the anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, is an example of a process-oriented therapy. Mindfulness Therapy, which is a system of work that I developed in the 1980's, and features CBT cognitive therapy and mindfulness is another, rather popular procedure-oriented treatment.
So, what's the underlying arrangement of your anxiety? What keeps that anxiety re-occurring? Well, there are two levels that we must address. The very first is to do with what's called Habitual Reactive Thinking: the rushing mind, thoughts that are intrusive, ideas that occur over and over notions catastrophize, the' what' ideas, that often feed the anxiety. We learn the way to change our relationship to such ideas. It's not the ideas themselves that offers the problem it is our relationship to such ideas. The way in which that people tend to identify with the thoughts and only become lost in the thoughts - we become prisoners of those recurring ideas that were habitual, and lose conscious awareness, in effect. Mindfulness Therapy is one of the very best systems available for learning how to shift that, the way to break free from that prison of reactive thinking that creates the stress. That is one degree of Mindfulness Therapy - working with thinking.
The next level of Mindfulness Therapy is working together with the core emotions underneath that fuel that reactive thinking. So, you can think of nervousness as having a core, rather just like a volcano has a magma chamber, and that magma is always trying to find an outlet to the top, and therefore it's with heart emotions - they are consistently seeking an outlet, seeking to take on form in the type of thoughts.
So, during Mindfulness Therapy we also work on having an extremely positive and friendly relationship with all the core emotions themselves. We create the proper internal conditions that allow that core reservoir of anxiety energy to modify, to eventually go away, to fix and to transform. Our custom, obviously, is the opposite: it is to run from our emotions, it is to avoid them, it is to resist them, it is to create aversion that is negative toward our anxiety emotions, but this just makes them more powerful! Avoidance and aversion just strengthens the core emotion and prevents it. So, during Mindfulness Therapy we learn how exactly to create an incredibly friendly, compassionate relationship with all the center emotion that really enables it to treat.
The other part of the healing process for this heart emotion will be to consider its construction. What is the structure of an emotion? This really is interesting since the structure of emotion is just not thought, it is imagery. This is why we might say, "I am feeling overwhelmed" or "I'm feeling in a really dreary place right now" or "I'm feeling trapped." These are terms that are visual. It is actually how the emotion is seen by us in the mind that keeps it in place and creates that emotion. Behind every emotion there is imagery - how we see it inside. During Mindfulness Therapy we inquire this vision, we look at it in great detail and we look to determine the main characteristics of the vision that keep it alive.
For example, if the imagery is too close and too big, that is the panic, or a primary element that creates the stress. So, a simple measure that you can try yourself is just to move it farther away and also to take the emotion. Often a straightforward technique like that can make huge differences in the degree of anxiety that you just experience, just learning to move it further away.
Other things to investigate are matters such as the color of the emotion that you simply see inside. Often, intense emotions have extreme color. So, when we shift the color to a color that is dull or to black and white, that can directly influence the level of the emotion.
So, it is by looking closely in the structure of an emotion you could learn the way that it works and with this knowledge you may make changes.
So, please go to my site and email me. Thank you.
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The Boulder Center for Mindfulness Therapy Online with Online Therapist, teacher and author, Peter Strong, PhD.
Visit my website http://www.counselingtherapyonline.com to learn more about this Online Counseling Therapy Service.
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You might also like to watch this introductory video about Online Therapy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFN08RVkqzE
Go to my YouTube Channel to watch more videos about Online Mindfulness Therapy: https://www.youtube.com/user/pdmstrong.
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