Depression & Anxiety are not “Illnesses”.
They are painful pieces of the past intruding into the present.
They can be returned to where they belong.

Processing Therapy – Treating Depression/Anxiety when Medication and Talking Therapies Fail.

When psychiatric medication and talking therapies fail, which is most of the time, they do so because they do not address the real cause of the problem. They often help to manage some of the symptoms more effectively but this doesn’t make the problem go away. This frequently leaves the person in a lifelong struggle to keep an “illness” under control.

Most Depression and Anxiety problems are actually caused by emotionally painful and/or frightening experiences in the past, most often in childhood and adolescent years. These experiences could be as obvious as sexual abuse, violence in the home, parental separation, perceived rejection by a parent, a parent with mental health or alcohol problems, the illness or death of a parent or sibling, or bullying at school. Sometimes the experiences are not obvious at all and involve small incidents that have been dismissed or forgotten. A life of poor mental health can begin with a single negative comment from the wrong person at the wrong time that a child takes to heart and believes about herself for the rest of her life, a rejection by a friend, an embarrassment like a toileting accident or a classroom failure, or a relatively minor event that caused great guilt or shame.

Many of us become traumatised by such events because our brains were unable to process them at the time. This means that we were unable to make sense of the events, understand them properly and see them clearly. Importantly, the emotions and ideas of those events were not discharged and remain intact inside us, making the experience of life very difficult to cope with.

 
Most psychological problems are simply emotions and thoughts from traumatising events which are ‘locked in place’ inside of us, and they keep intruding into our day to day lives in the present.

 
Experience Processing Therapy provides a way to search for those traumatising experiences from the past and then give the brain the opportunity to finally process them properly. In most cases the real causes of the psychological problems can be removed.

 

Video Therapy

The use of video therapy through Skype, FaceTime or Messenger allows me to see people anywhere in the world.

While some tend to be initially uncomfortable with the idea, video therapy works as well as, and often better than, clinic based therapy. Clients can remain in the comfort of their own home, there is no travel time which allows more flexibility, and when the session is over there is no need to step out into the world of observing people.

Importantly, the video approach can make the therapy more productive. A key part of EPT is allowing the client time to reflect on important questions or important memories during sessions. This encourages processing insights and realisations that lead to positive change. It is much easier for the client to focus and concentrate when a video call is discontinued for 15 mins than when sitting in a room with a watching therapist.

 

 

Mindproblem.com

Mindproblem.com is a website devoted to promoting a new and simple perspective from which the Mind, the Brain, Mental Disorders and Psychological Wellbeing can be truly understood.  This perspective represents a completely new model of mind and its basic application can achieve full and complete recovery from disorders like Depression and Anxiety in a very short time.

I will be posting regular articles to explain this model, its practical applications, and how it allows a simple reinterpretation of many apparently complex aspects of human experience.