Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, and OCD
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- April 14, 2015 at 1:51 am#21740dorfmeisterPSTEC User
Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety have been with me as long as I can remember. Trying to get an idea of where to start with them. Mostly have so far worked with anxiety producing situations at work.
I also deal with OCD even going so far as to have done an OCD treatment program at Rogers Memorial Hospital 5 years ago. Helped a little but felt like chipping away at a huge stone with a small hammer and chisel.
I will see my psychotherapist tomorrow. Trying to decide if I should tell my psychotherapist about PSTEC. He doesn't tell me not to try things but always asks if it is backed up by science. I tried EFT in the past and despite a lot of tapping it only seemed to push things down temporarily. I've also listened to hypnosis cd's…..for several years, every night….though it turned out to be more compulsive than beneficial.April 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm#24079Peter BunyanPSTEC User
Without asking you a lot more questions it seems to me that in your case you really will have to get down to the root cause of your anxieties. Your anxiety and other issues are most likely all symptoms stemming from the same event or series of events, on clearing an OCD behaviour your subconscious will then possibly find a new behaviour to be compulsive about. Until the background fears are removed you are likely to keep on going to therapists for one thing or another. Not so much rock and small hammer as a tree, you can take it down one small branch at a time or you can cut through the trunk near the ground.
The whole rationale for PSTEC is the minimum of intervention by “therapists” for the minimum amount of time. Issues cleared and get on with creating your new life!
PSTEC uses established psychological principles sometimes simultaneously, in a new way. The tapping has nothing to do with meridians, there is no “spiritual” element, so yes it is backed up by science in that respect. The real advantage of EFT over PSTEC is that it does not require any hardware, you can do it anywhere. Otherwise my personal experience of EFT is that I found I needed PSTEC to “finish off” the problem. If your hypnosis CDs are of a generic nature then they will not be as effective as ones recorded specifically for you and your issues. Having said that no one therapy is right for everybody, many of the registered PSTEC therapists are qualified in hypnosis and or EFT as well. Me, I specialise in PSTEC, it works for me.
PeterApril 16, 2015 at 3:38 am#24080dorfmeisterPSTEC User
Thanks. I've continued with the tracks. Not getting at any core issues, yet.April 16, 2015 at 10:21 am#24081Peter BunyanPSTEC User
“Not getting at any core issues, yet”
Do you know why?
The first rule of PSTEC for most issues is to Click Track those feelings that are stopping you doing what you want or need to do.
PeterApril 16, 2015 at 11:15 am#24082dorfmeisterPSTEC User
Well……I do maybe one or two tracks a night…..and do them on things that are bothering me now…..what I meant by core issues are these initial experiences that will cut the whole tree down. What those experiences are seem mostly inaccesible at this point.April 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm#24083dorfmeisterPSTEC User
There are other tools like PSTEC Negative. I am wondering if it can be beneficial or does one need to do a lot of work with the basic tracks to allow it to work?April 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm#24084Peter BunyanPSTEC User
How do you feel while trying to access those early inaccessible memories? Apologies for asking a lot of questions, must be I'm some kind of therapist .
Using Negatives or Positives on their own at this stage are unlikely to have much effect. They can be combined in sequence, eef, negative, positive one after the other or used more indirectly against the stigma of being labelled as some sort of neurotic and or the fear of always having these problems that don't seem ever go away.
You need to know and feel that there is hope, as PSTEC will help you. The more you believe that, the better it will work. You need some element of belief in any Positive statement you create, to allow the possibility of it working. So using PSTEC for lesser issues as you are currently, is good.
You could try a clear cut Negative statement along the lines of ” I get anxious when other people are around me” but you would still have to Click Track or eef the feelings around that statement before running the Negative track.April 16, 2015 at 11:03 pm#24085dorfmeisterPSTEC User
Sometimes when I finally sit down to do a click track I can only feel something faintly though I always feel a lesser to greater amount of generalized anxiety.
I plan to keep using the click tracks a couple of times a night before going to bed. Should be able to do more on Sat. and Sun.
Is there any chance the Accelerators could be useful. Not sure what those do but I recall someone mentioning in another thread that they can speed up the efficacy of the Click Tricks.April 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm#24086Peter BunyanPSTEC User
Accelerators make all the other PSTEC tracks more effective. More info and order from here.
It's a bit vague but you could try to access those early memories to bring up that generalized anxiety and Click Track or eef that anxiety. If it is stopping you from getting there it is worth a try. The sort of memories I expect to cause your sorts of issues can be moving house, moving schools, going to school for the first time, meeting new relatives or other important people. Things that involve new situations and new people. You could try asking your parents what they remember.
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