Have a client coming in with Anxiety caused by medication. He took Prednisone for cancer treatment has been off of it for over a year but still suffers from Anxiety from the time he wakes up till he goes to bed. He is seeing a talk therapist who has him doing breathing exercises, calming music, journaling which has reduced it but has not eliminated. He is retired, has a great family and no reason to feel this way. He is obsessing about the anxiety. Any would be appreciated.
updated by @thomas-houle: 08/12/17 04:37:18AM
I would suggest a managers meeting to inform the part that is causing the anxiety that the medicine is no longer being taken so there is no need for the side effect.
I purchased your protocol several years ago and will review prior to the session. Anything else you would recommend that I look out for?
There are so many ways to help someone quell unwelcome feelings and sensations but one of the best things we can do is to help them change the meaning they place on them. Michael Ellner told a story once about a man who came to him, fraught over his panic attacks. Michael asked him to describe how that felt, having a panic attack, and the guy explained how he couldn't catch his breath, his pulse rate went up, he broke out sweating and couldn't think straight! It was very frightening to this man.
Michael tells that he looked at his client and said, "Hey, sounds like an orgasm to me!"
Now, I have shared that story with many a client and remember it myself if ever I am struggling with some fearful or painful experience. While we don't always have to be that provocative, it's easy to enlighten a client to the idea that the nervous system is always responding to life and then help them get a handle on their own abilities to reframe how it feels and even start to self regulate those responses.
Thomas, if you email me at graham[at]howtodoinductions[dot]com, I'll send you a PDF of my anxiety book. It's a self-help book, but there may be some ideas/techniques in there that give you food for thought.
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