Drug Free Anxiety Therapy
- Alexander Technique
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Tai Chi
- The Linden Method
- Qi Kung
- Panic away
- Alternative therapies
Yes, there are therapies out there that are drug-free and really have therapeutic affect. Some tackle the disorder head-on, redressing the physical imbalances caused by the disorder, others help you to relax, releasing tension, lowering the blood pressure, slowing the heart rate and breathing and allowing your mind to slow down. Here is a list of the more helpful ones.
Both behavioural therapy and cognitive therapy are used to help you to change your daily habits and negative thought processes which cause you to react anxiously.
Cognitive behavioural therapy combines both behavioural and cognitive therapy.
There is a definite connection between tense, tight muscles and anxiety. When severely constricted, muscles can create severe mental and emotional imbalances. The Alexander Technique releases muscle tension which can bring about profound improvements in general mental health and well-being. Many people have found dramatic relief in anxiety symptoms related to muscle tension such as aching neck and shoulder muscles and restricted breathing due to muscle tension in the chest.
Bach Flower Remedies
Remedies are prescribed according to the individual and the cause and nature of the anxiety and identifying the exact feeling underlying the problem. Agrimony and aspen are useful for mild to moderate anxiety. For severe cases, use cherry plum or red chestnut. Anxiety for no apparent reason can be treated with aspen. Anxiety over the welfare of loved ones (such as worrying excessively about the well-being of others) can be treated with red chestnut; anxiety about inability to cope could be helped by taking elm or larch.
Hypnotherapy is useful to overcome specific phobias such as fear of flying, state fright, fear of examinations or sports contests. It also helps in the general anxiety. Hypnotherapy treatment may involve age regression, suggestion therapy, NLP, hypno-healing and self-hypnosis.
The Linden MethodThis method takes elements from a wide range of very successful techniques and combines it with Charles Linden's 'Nine Pillars' method. By combining a variety of media delivery formats (written, CDs, video, email), to convey the correct information in the correct way, at the correct time, method users have found that they have digested, retained and implemented the information much more successfully.
By using a unique group of techniques and delivering them correctly, the results have been astonishing. People with long term disorders use this method after decades of suffering to find that their lives are turned around. This is well worth looking at!
Panic Away by Joe BarryPanic Away includes a technique that Joe Barry calls the 'One Move' technique. This technique is not unique and certainly wasn't invented by Joe Barry but has been found to be useful as a 'first aid' device during a panic attack. This is not a 'cure' but it can be helpful. A version of this technique is included as a free item in The Linden Method Program.
Successful treatment of anxiety conditions using alternative treatments is rare, but used in conjunction with other approaches, many people have found relief from some of the symptoms.