What Mental Health Counselors Don’t Want You To Know About Your Anxiety

August 21, 2014

the truth about anxiety

Having gone through therapy for my anxiety during my professional tennis playing days, i’ve seen it all. I’ve been through the whole group therapy thing as well as the 1 on 1 anxiety and panic counselling for many years, and my conclusion is that there is a potential danger that exists with anxiety therapy for the sufferer.

It was recently brought to my attention from a long time friend of mine who’s also been a psychotherapist for over 9 years, that making a living for many (not all) anxiety therapists keeps them from telling you a very important truth, and that truth is that:

You Can Actually Learn The Secrets To Curing Your Anxiety In 10 – 15 Minutes

Change started to happen for me when I started thinking progress, over perfection.

Change happens when you start thinking progress, over perfection.

Of course the ‘professionals’ would be losing a great deal of business and steady income if they told you this. Notice how I said learn though, and not end your anxiety in 10 – 15 minutes. You the one suffering from anxiety must take full responsibility for your condition, and stop the search for the ‘magic pill’ or technique once and for all.

I See Incredible Changes In People Daily Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

These people are no different then you. But these people accepted the fact that there is no magic cure out there for anxiety, and began to take their issues into their own hands instead of looking for someone else to tell them what to do. Think about the time and money you would be saving from anti anxiety medications and constant therapy if only you built up the will power for a short amount of time, to learn how to turn your anxiety switch off through CBT.

Anxiety Can Be A Complex Issue For Many, But This Doesn’t Mean It Needs To Take Years To Calm Your Nerves And Desensitze You From Your Fears

Many times we become anxious over things that simply don’t exist, we tend to imprison ourselves unconsciously when in fact we ought to be free and enjoying life a hell of a lot more. Remember also, that to be in an anxious state and in desperate need for professional help doesn’t mean that you are ‘crazy.’ It’s certainly ok to have deep legitimate feelings of depression and anxiety sometimes, and asking for help temporarily could be a good thing. But you must remember that dwelling on your ‘melancholic moods’ won’t make things go away. You must step up and begin to do your part, aside from all the external help you may be getting right now for your panic and anxiety condition.

Begin To Accept And Let Go

So many times we deny and don’t accept our imperfections. We completely hate ourselves and how we may look, as well as put a huge emphasis on how others perceive us. Many people that come to me for help with stress and anxiety in their lives don’t even like their own voice! While others are down right embarrased because of their weight, or lack of weight even.

We Can’t Let The Illusion Of Beauty, Success And Wealth From The Media Be The Source Of Our Misery

dealing with anxiety

Could this be the deep rooted source of your anxiety?

Begin comparing yourself to others less today. You may find that the root of much of your stress and anxiety lies right there, doesn’t it? Have you ever thought about where this anxiousness and hate is coming from? I know for a fact that I was in a deep trance for many years, living with an anxiety disorder and hating the universe for ‘making me this way.’ But deep down I knew that wasn’t true, I made myself this way consciously and unconsciously.

Don’t Let Anxiety Dominate Your Life.

Understand that anxiety is often an introspective activity, and it thrives on isolation. But you don’t have to be alone, you are not strange or inferior. The moment you learn to accept who and what you are is the moment you begin to understand that you are not set apart from everybody else. Learn to let go through CBT and begin to free yourself from anxiety.

What do you think? Do you think the first line of anxiety treatments today could be doing more harm then good? Share your comments and suggestions in the comment section below.

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11 comments on “What Mental Health Counselors Don’t Want You To Know About Your Anxiety

  1. The Hippocratic Oath, does that not apply to psychotherapists? No, because they are not medical doctors. “Do no harm.” If they don’t swear in with the oath does that make them feel less of a doctor? Note they cannot prescribe medicine either. If a doctor is good and ethical then she doesn’t need to see the patient for a great length of time? If a doctor is good then they do themselves out of a job. If not the sessions are endless.

    • Psychiatrists, who often do psychotherapy, are also licensed doctors who have taken the Oath and are capable of general practice, including prescribing medication. In some states, other practitioners have limited prescribing privileges. So it depends on the credentials of the given psychotherapist – you cannot make a sweeping generalization of this sort.

  2. So what turns the anxiety switch off?

    • Sue a combination of the right tools through CBT taught by someone who knows what they’re talking about, as well as the right support through a guided systematic desensitization process is the best way in my opinion. I say this because I see and hear the changes people go through daily through the end the anxiety program we offer. It combines all the necessary needs for a person who is mentally fatigued and deeply sensitized, in a way that is easy to understand an apply. People tell me that the checking in system we offer is so unique and powerful, because we keep people headed on the right path when and if setbacks occur during recovery. This is crucial and the difference between giving up and living in fear, or going through it with the guidance necessary. https://www.theanxietyguy.com under programs is where you can find it.

      • Thank you, I’m not sure I’m getting. Much from therapy and meds. Just wish I knew how to turn the switch off. I did it before. Think living alone and a break up caused my relapse. I was ok since 2010.

        • Sue I’d like you to contact me through the contact page either on here, or through https://www.theanxietyguy.com please. You’ve been such an amazing contributor that I’d like to share something with you that might get you headed in the right direction. Chat soon.

  3. Thanks I contacted you.
    Anxiety girl

    • Hi Sue, to open the eBook file I sent you you must download the same program I mentioned whether you have an iphone or Ipad. This will enable you to read what I have sent quickly.

  4. Brilliant blog post, as always, Dennis. Just when I think I can’t be anymore inspired or in awe of what you are sharing, you go and up the ante.

    I love how you explain that people who take responsibility for the state of their anxiety and understand that they can’t just sit back and wait to be fixed, will eventually find their way to the light at the end of the tunnel. I totally agree.

    It’s our lives and our path and we have to walk it. Yes, it’s important to get the right help like through the CBT you offer, but we can’t just sit in a corner and cry. We have to take action and let therapies like your CBT help.

    Thank you for more amazing inspiration. Bravo.