Comments for Anxiety 2 Calm http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger Anxiety, Panic Attack and Phobias Information Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:10:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Comment on CBT – The Great Con by Richard http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/2007/11/cbt-great-con.html#comment-481589 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:10:12 +0000 http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/?p=199#comment-481589 Psychologists are all quacks. I remember when I was at Uni it was the fall back course to do when all else failed. And NO. They are not Doctors. They have just studied course material at a University in pretty much the same way you would study History or English. Pseudo quack science and pretty much most of their theories have been dis-proven including Freud who made up most of his material. Please note a Psychiatrist is a qualified medical Doctor. A Psychologist who calls himself a Doctor is a joke. That’s like these idiots with Phds in English calling themselves Doctor.

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Comment on Chromium for Anxiety by Eva http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/2010/09/chromium-for-anxiety.html#comment-480597 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:35:57 +0000 http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/?p=490#comment-480597 The effective dose for depression and anxiety as per the most recent studies is 600mcg of Chromium Picolinate. As always, consult your health care provider before taking.

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Comment on Hypnoanalysis for anxiety – Scam by kelly http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/2008/10/hypnoanalysis-for-anxiety-scam.html#comment-479671 Sun, 28 May 2017 17:06:31 +0000 http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/?p=241#comment-479671 I read all these stories in absolute horror. Every single person here has gone to someone looking for help, and instead you have been treated badly and on behalf of all good therapists I apologise. These horrible experiences give the rest of us decent practitioners a bad name. Yes, I’m a hypnotherapist, but wait, let me give a quick outline to what you should look for and ask so you can a) find a decent therapist and b) choose the right one for you..

1. Ask the therapist what the memories are about. If they’re worth their salt they’ll mention that what you ‘recall’ or what you think of isn’t necessarily a rock solid factual memory. Understanding what comes up isnt exactly a ‘memory’ (ie factual recollection) would have saved a lot of you loads of worries. Instead they should talk about how certain parts of your brain will give something ‘symbolic’ that in therapy with the help of your therapist you’ll come to some kind of understanding about, and its that connection or meaning you, YOU as client gets to (not the therapist, they should never interpret your life for you) that will help resolve the issue you went for help with. They should be able to back it up with some understanding of neuroscience. If they can’t – dont go there.

2 – ask for testimonials. Happy clients give good reviews. There will be confidentiality protection for clients but if you’re happy for the therapist to give your contact details to past clients, they can give you a call. This is how I chose my therapist before I was inspired and trained up myself – albeit a few years ago now.

3 Last – and hope this puts some of you at ease – the article makes reference to 2 “principles”. You’re right, they are incorrect. But these are not what I was taught when I trained in this practice.

“All anxiety symptoms can be traced back to one event that caused guilt and shame, and that event has often been pushed out of conscious memory.”

Absolutely not. There are different forms of anxiety – as many as there are individuals dealing with it – bit they can come down to 3 main categories. And they are not all about guilt and shame. The therapist should consider individual cases carefully, and only rarely – RARELY – does it need to be explored with hypnoanalysis. In fact I was specifically taught this method as a final additional method when eg the client had responded to every other method but is still carrying something more that they dont understand or hasnt yet been resolved. Like after flossing and brushing your teeth are good and clean, but it needs that final mouthwash to sweep out any remaining problems that need to come out.

2. If you uncover that event and release the trapped emotion you will be able to let go of your anxiety (or other mental or physical health problem).

Well, kind of, but its like saying if you learn how to grow spinach you’ll never be hungry again. I understand the note is to get the idea across quickly, but there’s so much more to this. One of the things this is referring to is eg if as a child or young person, you understood an event to mean XYZ but actually it was about ABC, it can set up an understanding, or personal rule, or even a belief (eg tidy people are good people, messy people are bad people) that can create a basis from which the adult judges everyday experiences/interactions. Sometimes that understanding turns out to be not so helpful, and actually creates an anxiety – eg the person becomes so worried about being tidy it turns into a behaviour that’s a problem for THEM. Using the point at the top of the article as an example, if the client can adjust the understanding in the brain, this can adjust the basis from which the person judges experiences, which can alleviate the anxiety enough that therapy can take place. This can fit easily alongside other brilliant methods like CBT, counselling, etc. Hope that makes sense. Again, they should be able to talk about the psychology and neuroscience behind it.

So – I hope that has given some practical ideas about choosing the right therapist for you, and shed a bit of light on the premises this approach uses to help people. Please be reassured there are decent therapists out there who really do want to help, who have attended proper training and work experience, and I really hope you find them.

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Comment on 5 – HTP Anxiety Remedy? by Miisha http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/2006/03/5-htp-anxiety-remedy.html#comment-472319 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:17:23 +0000 http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/?p=23#comment-472319 Hi I have been suffering compounded Post trauma over 6 yrs now. Multiple traumas resulting from returning from oseas taking long time to adjust. Reverse culture shock . Separation anxiety from pets oseas during the Japan Tsunami quake& belongings in storage.Overwhelming and feeling helpless to fix anything fast. Taking on 3 jobs to try & pay personal loan associated with a photographic concept about my pets overseas. Plus a mortgage both australia related. Whilst pet fees and storage costs oseas. Exhausted & unable to sleep properly got worse by working day job followed by nite cleaning 10 hrs nitely 6 nites a week for a year. More & more mentally unable to cope especially with two older brothers who attacked me at least 5 times each. Calling my concept stupid. Labelling me stupid & deroghetory words whilst in front of our Mother & Grandmother. Wanting to go to police but threatened theyd make my life hard. My hypervigelence skyrocketed when the property in my mums & my name my mother allowed her sons to come & go as they please. Whilst knowing what theyve both done to me…I am a woman. Yes police & DV & court situation. I am hypervigelent to being in my own place live in fear of two brothers…esp seeing youngest brothers hi viz vests or dark blue merceedes van like his. I have had continuous nitemares about my brothers attacking & wanting to choke me. I am so scared of youngest brother inparticular now as Im sure he stays in the property as took concealed photos of him talking with my mother there. Whilst he has bigger money than I he buys my mothers favor. Has bought her a car that is in the property whilst keeps his van parked visibly at side of house. I believe he took drugs on the three occassions he attacked me esp last two but my mother was not at home on last attack. I believe because hes truck driving he replaced some drugs with others & also believe he is on steroids. My earlier years & career success oseas were interrupted by his selfish consumption of drugs which would have been different if he stayed clear of my mother. She obviously doesnt remember those years when he buys her favor financially. My early life before having to escape my brothers also was traumatic. Sexually exploited by youngest brotger at a factory where I was belted by my mother to go to work there with my eldest brother to help secure a property. At that work place the men watched me walk to & from the toilet on my allocated toilet break. licking their lips. I was a young teenager & my brother pushed me away at lunch time to not eat with him. I needed to feel safe which I never did. My younger brother rode a motorbike & he had put a girl in hospital when he jumped over a cliff with her on it. I was assigned by my mother to look at any ambulance sceen from then on for his bike or body. Around same time. He got me to go into the surf which had huge waves. I was not a swimmer. It was deliberately an unpatrolled beach chosen by him. I was way out of my depth feeling like I would drown whilst he (on steroids told me to just dive thru the waves. In comparasson I was a skinny not muscle bound girl. MAt the factory when I worked there with my eldest brother he was constantly handing out my number to men as if he was selling me off to them. mother always complaining to me of youngest brothers drug problems which I believe he changed for steroids. I can see from his bulk compared to 6 yrs ago when I returned from oseas how muscle and big he looks now. I think he just loves to try & break me when I do not do wgat he wants. Over the past six yrs I wrote newspaper articles that where acccepted by editors that were to help put my career back on track but he just crumbled each effort. Going so far as to go thru extended members of my family to retrieve accepted newspaper stories from editors. is tryrantke to me. Since feb 22nd this yr I left temporarily my & mums property with my cat after staying in hospital from being traumatised by him whilst mum was out of the house. It was only supposed to be temporary but had to continued existing in a vehicle. Until between doing so & writing & reliving every trauma for courts plus an agreement twhicho drop charges which my mother kept pushing me to do. I made an agreement now sitting in court I want my family to sign in exchange for charges to be dropped. Police put charges on my brother because nextdoor neighbor contacted police as I had been traumatised so much & neighbors heard the assault.
Since then I have relived nightmares about what my brothers have done. Including ones in which they try & kill me. I get very depressed & most days too down to do anything accept force myself to go to work. This further depresses me as I work in security & the other men at my work place sexually harassed me in 2014. An all male work place. They were disgussing whether I was ‘goable’ for a couple of the male guards. I was shocked to find out that meant if they thought I was good enough for them to have sex with. Another male who worked for city council next door to our site insisted onvtrying to get to me eventhough he was married. One day he walked close to me & said Id be easy to have sex with. Because I did not want anything to do with him he also told a female council worker he was saying I crazy touching his head. Whilst I was in the office next doir. I also hears him say whilst I sat in thr adjoining office that Women in this country should not be allowed to drive. He himself still has a thick Italian accent.His supervisor heard all of that. I went to HR about it but was so exhausted from there rigorous interviweing that I had to have time off esp added to it was HR man who said “how did I want to put it to bed?”. I was off 8 mnths all my long hrs of work & earnings to pay mortgage & loan & overseas storage & pet fees slipped. I finally had to go back to work but so very exhausted. Could not recover following was the last attack on me by youngest brother 22nd feb this year. Often many times a week these traumatic events come to my mind. It just happens. I can not control it. I tried 5htp felt something improved but when I didnt continue it. I got depressed again. I have had little energy. Exhausted. Dr tested my bloods. Low in B Iron & Zinc. Very low. She put me on Vit B injections. I scraped money together desperate to feel better. As at all time low. It cost $180 for hypnosis. Cant get it on medicare anymore. I have been reading about PTS trauma today. I know Ive been suffering from it. Somedays feel so debilitated. Like concrete weighing me down. Yesterday it came to mind flashbacks …I get heaps that I was working 30hrs at security all male site…I pushed for more as I have debts. Finally I was working 68hrs & some male colleagues were jealous. But I only had one day off a week..and on a flat rate working nite & day $22.70/hr. One Sunday I had run out of make up and felt embarrassed as I looked so tired & with all money going to my debts put color in my hair myself instead of hairdreser to cut costs. I only had the one day off to do banking clean room wash clothes and buy groceries and color hair. It had gone quite dark. I found out later it had got around that due to how exhausted I looked from long hours & no makeup..my male colleagues called me ugly. It nearly killed me as over seas I had strived to get into tv & do TV cms to make mum proud of me plus into fashion magazines. Security for a job had only meant to be short term..but not a lot to chose from on the gold coast when you are in debt and need extra hours. That issue was not fully resolved..and I have felt very stuck because under threat not to go to police about brothers in the past. Added to this was the fact I did extra security courses because I was told by a course trainer i had to because Im a woman. I had asked about best paid job after course. My mother was with me at the time. He came up with a high paid job on a mine site on the condition I was prepared to do additional course. Which I paid for both mum andvI being $1800 because he told her she could also have same job. She had worked in aviation security. To cut a longer story short he did not keep the job promise. In the courses prior to the extra course at same office the instructor had made a comment in class about men making so much money at sites…they should leave the misus at home & fly straight to Thailand for fun.. He then realised what he said & told the three women in the class that if they didnt like the comments not to bother about going to mine sites as we would cope much more deroghetory jokes etc against women there.
I work at a Portas one of the jobs Ive had for 3 yrs. Its casual & only reason I worked there was the high paid job was not given as promised & because my boss is a woman & does not make crude comments. She treats all staff equally. But It is a terrible schedule . It is 5 am starts wuth two hr drive to Brisbane & schedule is inconsistent. The other day however a trash truck driver who just said hi in the past to me & others started to talk about women and porn. I had to tell him ‘I may wear boots & a security uniform…but I am still a woman”…I just get so hurt by the constance of things done & said to women. Gold coadt is the DV capital of Australia.
I dont know how much more I can take or even if I can keep going much longer.
My presnt Dr put me on mirtazapine anti depressants. They were ok along with codral for flue with a drowser in them…so could sleep at night. Taken seperate nights. But then I felt the mirtazapine sometimes doesnt work.
I please can you tell me best thing to take to be able to lift my mood during day and sleep at night. But not be drowsy day time or adictive.

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Comment on NaSSAs – Noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant by Nettles http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/2007/11/nassas-noradrenergic-and-specific.html#comment-468476 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:22:56 +0000 http://www.anxiety2calm.com/blogger/?p=197#comment-468476 Almost 10yrs later …..how you feelin now vedo ?

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