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acidgirl
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   Posted 10/3/2009 2:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I started with anxiety 4 months ago, but have had background anxiety since year dot, its been hell on earth, but strangely enough Im glad ive been through it, as I have learnt so much about myself and how I think. I was discharged a couple of days ago from the unit. Ive been having CBT, I am also one of Charles Lindens clients. (The Linden Method, worth every penny!) I have been working with both methods and its worked for me tremendously, I am a new women!!!!
 
I have gone from being obsessed with my health, not daring to leave the house or going anywhere on my own, severe nervousness, horrendous crippling anxiety where I had obsessive thoughts about ending it all, morbid thoughts and horrid derealization,  too scared to drive alone or to new places, too scared to swallow let alone eat or drink, eating out was a no no and basic living was impossible. I am now a community volunteer worker teaching old people how to paint, Ive driven to a remote island in search of ghosts smhair   smilewinkgrin  ive eaten out in a pub where the portions were for giants (couldnt even look at food for 2 months) and walked into a crowded room and spoke in-front of everyone! Im constantly on the look-out for new challenges.
 
Ok CBT doesnt work for everyone, but one thing I  have learnt is that anxiety and panic disorder is a behavioural problem that upsets the internal equilibrian. 
 
It can be cured!
 
My psychologist said I had taught her more than university ever did, like life experiences etc... as she was discharging me she actually got bleary eyed, glad that I was well again but sad that I wouldnt grace her company again.
 
You will ALL be well very soon.
 
J

Post Edited (acidgirl) : 10/3/2009 4:05:29 AM (GMT-6)


acidgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 10/3/2009 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I keep re-edting lol
Antidepressants - Citalopram 40 mg
CBT (3 months)
The Linden Method (4 months)
Ignore the beast it will go away!
Time is a great healer.


stkitt
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   Posted 10/3/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the update.  I am so glad you found what works so well for you and I am very happy for you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


acidgirl
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   Posted 10/3/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I just want people to know that their suffering doesnt have to continue. :)

thanks Kitt
Antidepressants - Citalopram 40 mg
CBT (3 months)
The Linden Method (4 months)
Ignore the beast it will go away!
Time is a great healer.


Green Grove
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   Posted 10/3/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats and good advice Acidgirl. I wish you and everyone that comes to this forum so much success and happiness :)

acidgirl
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   Posted 10/3/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Green Grove. :)
Antidepressants - Citalopram 40 mg
CBT (3 months)
The Linden Method (4 months)
Ignore the beast it will go away!
Time is a great healer.


racinrays
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Total Posts : 36
   Posted 10/3/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
What is CBT and what is the Linden Method? This is something I need to research!!

Ronee'

BrosephAnxietus
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   Posted 10/3/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It's totally awesome that you managed to get to that point, and I hope to be there myself in not too long. I'm just about as skeptical about the Linden Method as is possible after reading some of the website. He makes pretty ridiculous claims, "The only method that can help you. Nothing else works. You have to pay me to feel better or you're screwed". If it works for some people, fantastic! But, dang, anyone who claims they know better than anyone else who exists automatically gets filed under crazy self-absorbed *expletive* in my book.

acidgirl
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   Posted 10/5/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Broseph, some people do believe that the Linden Method is a money scam but it isnt. If it wasn't for Charles Linden, I would be in a box today, his method got me through some of the most extreme anxiety, sometimes working better than my actual CBT. I suppose as soon as someone starts plugging away and charging monies thats when things can go wrong. Ive spoken to them on the phone and by email and they go out of their way to help, they do say you have to be rigid with the 9 pillars which makes sense. I've not tried any other methods so I can't really say that nothing else would work.

Racinrays rays go to youtube and search charles linden, CBT is cognitive behavioural therapy. :)
Antidepressants - Citalopram 40 mg
CBT (3 months)
The Linden Method (4 months)
Ignore the beast it will go away!
Time is a great healer.


stkitt
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   Posted 10/5/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning All,

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.

There is a free online version of CBT. Here is the link for you to check it out. You must register to use the free program and the first part may seem redundant to you but keep on working through the program at your own pace and you will soon find it is very helpful.

the] program :

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

acidgirl
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   Posted 10/6/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for that kitt cool
Antidepressants - Citalopram 40 mg
CBT (3 months)
The Linden Method (4 months)
Ignore the beast it will go away!
Time is a great healer.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/9/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I found the online CBT to be very hejpful with me-as with any program you do have to work it and i had to totally commit to it ......Lyn
   
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