This unique CD shows you how to stimulate your brain to release anxiety naturally and effortlessly to release anxious thoughts and feelings. Anxiety Release will help you to discover your in-built anxiety-off switch as well giving you a tool with which to combat anxiety, worry and stress. Anxiety Release will help you to feel less controlled by anxiety and more free to be the person you should be. This CD can be used as a stand-alone self-help resource or in conjunction with psychotherapy, including EMDR.
1. Brain Training Session (13m 20s)
2. Anxiety Release 1 (10m 31s)
3. Anxiety Release 2 (10m 21s)
4. Anxiety Release 3 (15m 54s)
5. Safe Place (11m 41s)
About the CD
Because this CD relies on your ability to pay attention and respond to both cognitive and non-cognitive stimulation, the first track is an introductory exercise designed to familiarize you with the process. This track will be particularly helpful to people who have concentration problems or difficulty trying new things. Tracks two and three are guided focusing/ bilateral stimulation sessions which will help you release anxiety as you are experiencing it. Track four is simply bilateral stimulation, for those times when you just need something to switch off your worry thoughts or calm yourself down during an anxiety-provoking experience. Many people find this track helpful for getting to sleep. Track five is a safe place exercise designed to help create in you an emotional foundation from which to combat anxiety. This track will be most useful to people for whom safety is an issue.
It’s important to listen with an open mind. There is no right or wrong. Sometimes you will ‘get’ the response you expect, sometimes you won’t – it doesn’t matter. The more you listen, the more chances you are giving your nervous system to respond.
What to Expect
Anxiety Release will help you to discover your in-built anxiety-off switch as well giving you a tool with which to combat anxiety, worry and stress. Anxiety Release will help you to feel less controlled by anxiety and more free to be the person you should be.
You can use this CD anywhere, anytime, but it’s not recommended when driving, flying a plane or operating heavy machinery!
This CD can also be used as a stand-alone self-help resource or in conjunction with psychotherapy, including EMDR. This CD is also available as an app.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) is an innovative psychological treatment which uses a combination of focused attention and bilateral stimulation (eg; eye movements, audio tones) to stimulate change. Bilateral stimulation is thought to reduce activity in the parts of the brain most responsible for anxiety – the limbic system (emotional brain) and the hippocampus (memory storage). Associated with this, EMDR has been found to change long-term emotional responses previously thought to be permanent. Some experts believe that EMDR’s efficacy derives from it’s appearing to be more aligned with brain structure and functioning than traditional approaches.
In addition to the method’s acceptance as an evidence-based psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), there is also growing evidence that EMDR can be helpful in the alleviation of a range of emotional disorders and even pain. The model on which EMDR is based, Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), posits that much of psychopathology is due to incomplete processing of traumatic or disturbing adverse life experiences and that this can be resolved by harnessing the brains natural processing capabilities. For more information see www.emdria.org.
About Mark Grant
Mark Grant (MA) is an Australian clinical psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the treatment of stress, trauma, and pain. In addition to his clinical work, Mark has developed and researched the use of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain leading to publications in various peer-reviewed journals. Mark is passionate about giving people access to the latest resources for managing life’s problems and achieving their full potential. To this end Mark has authored ‘Change Your Brain Change Your Pain,’ (a self-help book/Cd set for sufferers of physical and emotional pain) and several self-help CD’s based on EMDR. Mark’s ideas have been cited in the New York Times. He was the chairman of the EMDR Association of Australia from 2000 – 2008.