New Solution for Anxiety Sufferers

I can help you overcome fears, phobias & anxiety-related problems with a safe and effective method. The methodology I use is both effective and efficient. So much so that many people that come to me for help find they require just a handful of sessions to rid themselves of fear & anxiety. However, every case is unique.

How the Rowshan Method Works

I’ll share with you the secret to overcoming fear and anxiety. Bear in mind that the discovery is not mine. World renowned neurologists and brain researchers such as Antonio Damasio, Michael Gazzaniga and Dennis Charney, among others, have contributed greatly to expand our knowledge of how the brain functions.

In order to free yourself from phobias and anxiety, two fundamental things must be changed:

  1. Your perception of what appears to be menacing and dangerous, and also
  2. Your reaction to it.

These two aspects become a vicious self-reinforcing loop that takes a life of its own. Once you manage to change how you perceive the problem situation or stimuli, your physiological reaction to it will change as well.

Before telling you how I go about achieving these two goals, let me tell you briefly what I do not do:

  • I do not expose you to the object or the situation that causes fear or anxiety. Exposure techniques rarely work because by triggering this vicious circle of fight-or flight response (fear and anxiety) you could actually reinforce it.
  • I will not just talk and listen to you. Simply giving you a sympathetic shoulder and a listening ear to your problem will not solve anything.
  • I will not give you advice. Telling that you should read such and such book or to take life easy will not help you.
  • I will not try to convince you that your fear is irrational. That would insult your intelligence as you already know that.
  • I will not delve into your past or childhood memories to uncover the deep layers of issues surrounding the problem.

You must realize that there is no scientific evidence that knowing the causes of a problem contributes to its solution. The key factor with fears and anxiety is not what causes them in the past, but rather how the problem keep persisting in the present.

Over several online sessions, I will take you through specific techniques that allow you to overcome your fears or anxiety. Between sessions, you will practice what you’ve learned. And as we progress I will fine tune your exercises to fit your unique case until you have overcome the problem.

My method is a combination of many proven techniques. I use relaxation exercises, suggestions and other techniques that I have honed through years of study and practice. The key is the correct order of these techniques.

As Blaise Pascal, the great philosopher said: “Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.” Likewise, techniques differently arranged will have different effects. Some of the techniques used by most psychotherapists are effective; however they are presented in the wrong order. Therefore they do not have the desired effect and rarely help you overcome your fears and anxiety.

My Method Is Effective

I believe there’s only one proof that matters: the results I can deliver. I’m neither a doctor, a psychologist nor a psychotherapist. I am a specialist in anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behavior and other anxiety-related problems.

My approach is decidedly pragmatic aimed at freeing you from fears and anxiety. My method has proven over the last 23 years to be an effective solution to extreme fear and anxiety. To learn more, you can read the success stories related to anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder describing how I’ve helped specific individuals.

Many believe that the origin and the very first cause of fear and anxiety is the key to solving it. However, in some cases, people don’t even remember the cause. I have had clients who had every reason to be happy in their life but still felt anxious and depressed. As every person suffering from fear and anxiety can tell you, the symptoms often evolve through time and usually become worse. Untreated problems can worsen. So time becomes the enemy – as you let your fears and anxiety rule your life, your symptoms worsen.

I remember a man who came to see me for agoraphobia. His fear had started with a panic attack in the street but gradually his fear limited his life to the extent that he could hardly go out of his town on his own. It is immensely gratifying to be able to assist individuals improve their lives and reach a little bit further into their vast potentialities.

You can contact me for more information and to book an appointment for online sessions.

Kelly Hrudey’s Daughter Struggles with OCD

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Former NHL player and Hockey Night in Canada commentator, Kelly Hrudey is a wonderful father. His 20-year-old daughter, Kaitilin, has suffered from obsessive fears of diseases. At the age of 10 she started having obsessive thoughts about going blind and in order to calm herself, Kaitilin started blinking her eyes compulsively.

At first, her parents thought it was a temporary tic that would go away by itself. However, Kaitlin started having many psychosomatic problems such as migraines. She also avoided socializing opportunities and stayed home instead of participating in school activities. Kelly and his wife Donna, realized that they must take action and seek professional help for their daughter.

They contacted Calgary psychologist Kelly Moroz to treat Kaitlin’s problem. They were told that they were in a long haul and must be patient because their daughter had a mental illness which required many sessions of psychotherapy. They were told that their young daughter had to battle anxiety her whole life.

After 4 years of work with the psychologist Kaitlin learned how to cope with her obsessive thoughts. She learned breathing and relaxation techniques, and also techniques to distract herself from obsessive thoughts.

In an interview, Kaitilin explained that, after 4 years of therapy the psychologist didn’t help overcome her problem:

“He helped me a lot and he still helps me a lot with my thoughts and trying to get through them — but he can’t take the thoughts away.”

“It’s something that I just have and it’s something that he’s taught me tools so that I can live a good life with these thoughts and get through them. But I wouldn’t say they’ve disappeared over the years. I just know how to cope with them now.”

The task of a competent psychologist is help a person overcome her problem — not just cope with it. I’m sure that Dr. Moroz is well intentioned professional that did everything he could to help. However, when a psychologist cannot help overcome a problem, he should not make people believe that they have to live with their anxiety.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a problem that can be overcome. I have helped many people overcome this anxiety-related problem once and for all. My goal is not to teach people how to cope with their symptoms. I do my best to banish their obsessive thoughts or rituals. There is hope for all people with OCD. And, yes, including Kaitilin Hrudey can overcome her OCD for good.

Online Self-Help Programs for Anxiety Disorders

If you suffer from anxiety issues, you know that the internet is filled with sites that offer CDs, DVDs, eBooks and other programs for treating anxiety and phobias. Their promise of quick cures for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and a host of other anxiety related conditions is very appealing to someone that has suffered for years and is willing to try anything. But you should watch out for claims such as ‘instant cure’, ‘guaranteed results’, a ‘revolutionary technique’, ‘natural’, ‘exclusive’, etc.

First, consider that all the CDs, DVDs and self-help manuals are based on obsolete theories. They will give you advice that you already know. Second, even if the recommendation are sound, the nature of anxiety and phobia dictates a very strong resistance to change. This is very important to consider. Your resistance does not mean that there is something wrong with you or that there is no hope for you to free yourself from this problem.

On the contrary, if there is no resistance to change, then you do not have any anxiety or phobia. Therefore, just listening to a CD or reading a manual that tells you what to do, cannot neutralize this resistance. You have to realize that not even experienced therapists know how to handle and overcome such resistance. Some even dismiss you saying, “You are too resistant. I can’t work with you. You don’t want to change”. They don’t know that you do want to change. It’s just that you don’t know how. It is their task to help you with this resistance. However, most of them don’t even know that the resistance, as I said, is an unavoidable factor in anxiety and phobia related problems.

Put plainly, these programs do not work and they are a waste of your money. However, more important than your time and your money there is a more serious consequence. The most dangerous outcome of these programs is that, they create in you a feeling of frustration. Not only they are useless, they make you think that you are a difficult case.
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Why the Traditional Model of Psychotherapy is Ineffective

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One of the problems with almost all psychotherapists is that they try to help you based on the theories of their respective school of therapy. Constrained by their invisible framework, such psychotherapists explain and interpret your fear and anxiety from their theories of reference.

This means that your problem (and all its accompanying symptoms) have to match their model of a disorder; leading to two subtle but important realities with dramatic consequences. First, if you, with the help of the therapist search for the ‘why’ of the problem, the finding would always be ‘presumed causes’. This means that the so called causes were in actuality constructed by their adopted theories and their respective school of therapy. Another problem appears when they interpret your fears and anxiety in the light of their theories; the building blocks of your problem are distorted. Again you and your fears and anxiety must match their theories.

People who always keep asking ‘why’ are like tourists who read the guide book while they are standing in front of a monument; they are so busy reading about the building’s history, origins and so on that they don’t look at it.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

When discussing fears, phobias and anxiety, it seems logical to ask what is at their root. But at the heart of such inquiry lies the assumption of a linear relationship between cause and effect. From this lineal way of thinking, in order to solve a problem it seems necessary to go back in time in search of the cause. And since the cause must come before the effect, one must investigate the past.

However, this traditional model has become obsolete. More than a century ago the fields of physics and natural sciences have undergone a major change replacing lineal cause and effect with a circular one. Scientists like Einstein, Heisenberg, Bateson, Maturana, Prigogine and Watzlawick (among many others) have contributed to dismissing the old and obsolete linear causality and adopted the circular one which is more in harmony with contemporary understanding of reality. However, most schools of psychotherapy have attached themselves stubbornly to traditional models of mind and behavior.
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