Confused about which approach for working with panic and anxiety
attacks really works consistently?
Wonder why the approach that you use with clients suffering from panic
and anxiety sometimes works and sometimes doesn't?
This page is for professionals
wanting to develop or sharpen their skills in dealing with clients
anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia
and phobias. This technique is
strictly educational in nature as anxiety and panic attacks are strictly
a disease of ignorance! Now that's a pretty bold statement. And
considering it comes from a chemical engineer instead of a psychiatrist
or psychologist, it may seem even more far fetched.
I discovered this
approach to dealing with
in the mid eighties. As with most clinicians it was easy for me to
remember the successes. But in reality there were many clients who only
came a few sessions, disappeared, never to be heard from again. What
about them? Were they successful? It’s this latter group that's often
forgotten by most clinicians. They never get figured into the true
percentages of success or failure.
approach that I was using was different than anything I had seen in the
literature for treatment of anxiety, panic attack or agoraphobia or any technique that I had ever found in books and cassette
tapes being sold to clinicians and professional conferences. But did
that make a difference in the percentages?
To learn the truth, I did what few
clinicians do -- I created a survey and mailed it to everyone that I had
seen or worked with over a six-year period who had suffered from phobias,
anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, or associative depression. When I
tabulated the results, I was
truly amazed at the incredibly high success rates.
This web site is about the study of the
results of the survey. It is primarily a
resource for clinicians and therapists who would like to "step outside
the box" and hone their skills so as to improve their success rate with
clients suffering from phobias, panic attack, agoraphobia, and free
The DVDs and cds offered are available
for sale through this web site. However, if you are a sufferer from
anyone of these maladies, I suggest that you use the content given in the
cassette tapes to guide your counseling and therapy.
Most clients believe it up to the therapist to guide the therapy. It
seems natural because after all the therapists is the person who is
supposed to know how to get you from where you are to where you want to be
-- free of anxiety. So a typical sessions runs something like this...
"How's your week?"
"I had a terrible time when I went
to the store yesterday."
"What do you think caused
"I don't know!"
The therapist then delves into the
significance of the store and the intensity of the anxiety in an attempt
to see where you made a mistake in applying his behavioral approach. The
result is that the session is "off and running," on some
insignificant issue and ends up being a waste of time, money and skill
on the part of the therapist.
It's not expected that the CD's offered on this site
will free you of anxiety and depression without a therapist, it could
happen. A more practical view would be to watch the dvd, listen
to the cds, see how the information applies to you, and use it as
a guide in your sessions with your therapists. You should be the person
directing the therapy -- not the therapists.
Of course, if you are the therapist, then
these programs will allow you to direct your clients through the issues
that are pertinent when dealing with anxiety and depression.
I promise that the approach is radically
different than anything you've used or seen before and your results will
improve. However, once you've gone through the essence of
it, you’ll wonder, "Why didn't I think of that? It makes perfect
sense." And that's what this approach is about -- logic. Pure and
simple logic. No need to analyze one's relationship with his mother, his
father, and so on. No need to go back in time and waste time talking
about embarrassing situations or relationships, analyze
dreams, and so on.
Instead it’s more important for your
clients to learn to effectively deal with disappointment and learn how
to "observe" instead of coming to medical conclusions about physical
feelings that are unfounded and untrue. This indeed is the essence of
the training and it can take a client as little as one session to
accomplish this goal or as long as two-to-three months.
And this is what this training is about;
guiding you, the therapists, so that you may guide your clients to freedom
from anxiety and depression. It is totally educational and
non-therapeutic, unless of course you call a gentle backrub therapeutic
-- it certainly feels good but you don’t have to look at what makes
you tick to feel good. Likewise, your clients won’t have to look at
what makes them tick in order to feel good and free themselves from
To learn more about the philosophy of approach pertaining to a case
Outline of Program
PART I BRINGING SUBCONSCIOUS UP-TO-DATE
A. Type A
B. Sympathetic Response
III. Observation vs. Conclusion
A. The Danger of Conclusion
B. Wakened hypnosis Metaphor
C. How to switch from Conclusion to
A. How fears spread
B. Catching Suggestions
C. Power of self suggestion story--lost traveler.
A. Type A Personality
B. Responsibility factor
C. Relationship of Anxiety/Panic to Disappointment
VI. Flow vs. Control
A. Meditation Study
B. Goal Setting
C. The Ultimate Goal -- Feel without Reacting
VII. Cognitive Shift
A. Own it
B. Observe it
2. Bring Subconscious
VIII. Is Anxiety God's Ultimate Punishment?
A. A New Way of Looking at Religion
B. Laws of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics , and
C. The Ultimate Library
D. The Process of Discovery
IX. Stop Being Your Own Worse Enemy
A. Model relationship with self built on relationship
B. Cognitive technique to:
2. Deal with negativity
PART II HANDLING DISAPPOINTMENTS
I. Origin of Emotions
B. The Connection with Expectations
II. How You Feel About Emotions
A. Some you Like and Some You Don't Like
B. What do You do when You Feel Emotions?
III. Three Step Dance in Life
A. Expectation Creates Emotion
B. Emotion Creates Reaction
C. Getting Flat Tires and Winning the Lottery
D. Let It Be Option
IV. Letting Things Be
A. When to Let Be.
B. Doing Something About it.
C. Serenity Prayer
V. Doing Something About it
A. Changing Flat Tires
B Collecting Won Money
VI. What Happens to Emotions
A. Manifestation of Flat Tires in Physiology
B. Manifestation of Won Money in Physiology
VII. Change Focus from Symptom to Emotion
B. Leave Your Body Out of the Reaction
VIII. Only Your Own Beliefs Keep You Experiencing Emotion
A. Beliefs (sealers) that Keep You from Feeling
B. Beliefs (sealers) that Keep You from Feeling Negative
IX. Barriers to Feeling Emotions
X. What You Resist, Persists
XI. Evolution and the Brain
A. Reasoning Emotions?
B. To Be Human is To Be Emotional
XII The Best Place to Start is at the End -- Railroad Metaphor
A. Observation & Bring Brain Up-to-Date
B. Handling Disappointments
XIII. You Already Know the Answer
A. The Cognitive Shift
B. Surrendering and Acceptance
IXV. The "Perfect" Trap
XV. Putting It All Together
XVI. Telling Your Brain What to Do With Disappointment
A. Profit by it.
B. Learn from it.
C. See it from a Different Perspective
D. Express Yourself Responsibly
E. Creatively Solve the Problem
F. Leave Your Body Out of It.
Topics Handled are:
1. The myths of anxiety and panic attacks.
2. Why the standard approaches using relaxation techniques don't work.
3. The value of :
a. deep relaxation,
b. deep breathing,
e. and nutrition in the treatment of anxiety
(what works, when to do it, and what doesn’t work)
4. Requirements of professionals treating anxiety and panic attacks.
5. Understanding the sympathetic stress response resulting in anxiety.
6. Type A Personality traits contributing factors.
7. How disappointment in life factor into anxiety.
8. How secondary and tertiary fear response feed into anxiety and how to
9. Anxiety---why it is a disease of ignorance.
10. Observation training to neutralize secondary fear response.
11. Important distinctions between anxiety and phobias.
12. Why agoraphobia is not a phobia but a symptom of anxiety.
13. Wakened hypnosis and the formulation of specific suggestions.
14. Stress management centering techniques.
15. The value of handling disappointment and associated emotions.
16. How much to focus on the associated depression.
Complete five hour DVD program for the professional $149.95 (includes
two hour program for the client in both dvd and cd format, Light at the
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