A question I’ve been getting quite a bit lately is “can anxiety therapy help me in my current state?” A question that doesn’t have a direct answer, and many factors need to be understood about the individual. But what I am going to do is take the opportunity to fill you with my personal opinions, give you the facts, and show you what works for me and my clients.
There is no one size fits all approach for anxiety sufferers. I’ve realized that everyone’s challenge is quite unique from the thousands of people I’ve worked through my CBT based program dealing with health anxiety and GAD. This is where much of my frustration comes into play when we think anxiety therapy in today’s world.
“I’ve been doing psychotherapy for 7 years Dennis,” Laura said to me. I was floored, what a waste of money and time I thought to myself.
So this is my no holds barred version of exactly what you need to hear as far as what will work best for you. I will lay it all out for you, and tell you what I believe is the absolute best option for your specific case. Because I’ll tell you one thing:
“What You Don’t Want Is Your Therapist To Listen To Your Story, Grab A Text Book From The Shelf, Read You Some Breathing Techniques To Do, And Book Your Next Appointment.”
Which was a familiar story during my 6 year anxiety struggle. “Was this therapy?” I thought to myself as I left each and every session more confused and anxious than when I went in. That’s when I started to do my research to find out what worked for others.
I found myself a mentor who could relate to my story and held me accountable, I learned the methods behind CBT & NLP, and was relentless in my pursuit towards changing how I saw myself and the meanings behind my core beliefs, and the rest took care of itself in time.
In Episode #69 of The Anxiety Guy Podcast I’ll be sharing:
- A deeper understanding behind my anxiety recovery
- Why Traditional anxiety therapy didn’t work for me
- How you can make the right choice that will actually spawn results quickly
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