Anxiety treatments of the last few decades of hardly changed until now. A massive breakthrough has occurred with Havening therapy; this anxiety treatment allows the anxiety specialist to help the Anxiety treatments of the last few decades of hardly changed until now. A massive breakthrough as clients make changes that were utterly impossible before.
What is involved?
1) Works to reduce stress.
2) Works to reduce emotional reactivity.
3) Is based on the client becoming more comfortable and confident.
With Havening therapy, the treatment specialist needs to learn more and discover which areas are causing the anxiety, and which are caused by anxiety. At this point, the treatment specialist can become more specific and more focused. When all this is done, and it is found that the current anxiety is not caused by the treatment’s specific areas of focus, the treatment specialist can shift attention to these specific areas and begin to make changes.
The Havening therapy method of treatment is an anxiety treatment that includes:
Acceptance and commitment therapy.
The Havening therapy method of treatment focuses on the client’s acceptance and commitment to finding ways to cope better with feelings of anxiety. There are different treatments available, and the therapist needs to find the one that is right for the client. It is not about finding the right emotion and using it at the right time. The treatment takes time to learn the right ways of coping with feelings of anxiety.
There are different ways of using exposure therapy. Some people are exposed to the things that cause them anxiety or panic, to begin with, and others are exposed to only the thing they fear. Still, others are exposed to the anxiety that they are experiencing and not the panic so that the process can occur in reverse.
The Havening therapy method of treatment is highly individual. The treatment is not a method that is done on “all clients”. The treatment is not for everyone. To the people who respond to this therapy, it is personal. It is to them. It may not help others. This treatment is only a method of coping that has proven to help some people. It may not work for others, but that is why it is important that it does work for some. If it doesn’t, the therapy could not have worked).
The Havening therapy method of treatment also comes in different packages. There is the Havening therapy – all exposure – which is the most common and it’s the approach you may have heard about. There is also the Havening therapy – panic only – where you are only exposed to the thing you fear, without any exposure to anxiety. There is also the Havening therapy – mixed – where you are exposed to both the thing they fear and also to anxiety. There is also the Havening therapy – step-through – where you put yourself in the position of the person who is experiencing anxiety and panic.
* There are people who respond to exposure therapy even when they are anxious or panicky. This is called the overanxious/ panic – hyperactivation – this can be treated with therapy. This is a small minority of clients.
What treatments are available?
The treatment that you receive will depend on the type of therapy you are going to receive. Some therapies may work well for you while some may not. The therapy that you receive will be individualized to your needs.
What should you expect?
The treatment process will involve the therapist. The therapist will ask you questions related to your feelings about your panic and anxiety. You will answer questions related to your thoughts. You will also show symptoms of anxiety and panic to your therapist. The therapist will examine these symptoms in your body to determine whether they are caused by the therapy or are simply a result of you having anxiety and panic. If your panic and anxiety are not caused by the treatment, your therapist may determine what type of therapy is right for you. Depending on what therapy you receive, you may feel some changes in your body from the therapy. You may see changes in your body from the medications your therapist may recommend. It is common for some people to feel some changes and then be startled by the strength of their symptoms when they are taking medications. You will see changes in your body even if you are not receiving the treatments that are recommended for you. However, this is often temporary.
Is there anything you should avoid doing before starting the therapy?
Avoid alcohol and drugs. These have been linked to worse panic attacks and cannot be safely combined in your treatment. If you are on an antidepressant, you must refrain from alcohol or drugs for at least a month before the first appointment. Even if you are not taking an antidepressant, you may still need to abstain from alcohol and drugs for a month before you are allowed to receive therapy. It is better to start treatment now than later.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the therapy?
- The therapy can be done alone or with a companion. You can choose the style of therapy that is best for you. This is a one-on-one relationship. You can be alone with your thoughts and feel safe. You are not expected to know how to cure your panic attacks. You just learn the symptoms and learn how to overcome them. However, you will need the help of a therapist if you would like to cure your panic attacks completely.
- The therapy is safe. Anxiety attacks are not as dangerous as depression, suicidal thoughts, or eating disorders. You are not putting your life at risk. You can go to the clinic once a week without being afraid that you might have a panic attack at any time.
- The therapy can be done in a few sessions or in monthly sessions. It depends on what you want and what you are comfortable with. Some people need fewer sessions than others.
- There are no serious side effects to the therapy. All the therapy does is provide more safety for you. However, you may need the help of a therapist for a short while if your therapist feels that it is more appropriate for you to receive the therapy in this form.
Can you cure your panic attacks entirely alone?
Panic attacks therapy is a form of therapy that is best done with a professional who is specially trained in this kind of therapy. While you are trying the therapy, you will be guided through the symptoms and your relationship with your therapist. If you feel that you can do the therapy alone, then you should wait until you can feel more comfortable with your therapist and your panic attack symptoms.
At some point during the therapy, your therapist may ask you to share the work with your spouse or with another trusted person. As your relationship with your therapist develops, you can decide that you want to get help from another person who is also experienced in the therapy. This is entirely up to you and the therapist can be replaced or combined with another person if you decide that this is best for you.