Specific Phobias are a form of anxiety disorders. Phobias can develop from various triggers including a past trauma, stressful situation, hyperventilation problems or anxiety that over-generalizes . Panic attacks and fear of the discomfort that becomes associated with certain environments drives avoidance . Research has established that overcoming a phobia requires exposure therapy. This type … Continue reading Why should you explore virtual reality for treatment of your phobia?
Panic attacks are periods of intense anxiety that can be brought on for a number of different reasons. Sometimes they occur spontaneously because of ongoing stress, or because you are worried and anticipate a bad situation. To learn how to prevent panic attacks from developing into a full anxiety disorder and Phobia using CBT
How do you know if you are a good candidate for psychotherapy with a Psychologist or Therapist? What type of therapy is right for you? Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy the right therapy for your problems? Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps you change the way you think and behave so … Continue reading Therapist NYC: Is Psychotherapy right for you?
Why Combine EMDR , CBT and Biofeedback? Combined with Cognitive Behavior Therapy the person can begin to integrate healthy ways of thinking into everyday life. Biofeedback therapy helps to integrate the calmer body sensations into life as well.
The VRBP (Virtual Reality Biofeedback Program ) is based largely on psychological principals of Exposure therapy and Desensitization. Exposure is delivered through the virtual reality simulator and relaxation training occurs using state of the art biofeedback. Using biofeedback allows you to develop the proper neurological relaxation response and ensures you are you doing it correctly. The change in your system occurs when you are locked into the “relaxation response” using biofeedback while simultaneously being exposed to the flight situations- this reprograms the nervous system to associate new emotions with flying and release anxious feelings.
It’s helpful to break the cycle of Social Anxiety by reducing the frequency of escape and avoidance while challenging faulty thoughts and reducing or managing physiological symptoms (heart racing, sweaty palms, short breathing. For more information please contact Dr Albin at DrJayme@asktheCbt.com or 212-631-1133
As a Clinical Psychologist and soon to be a certified Yoga Instructor (Kundalini Yoga in May 2011), I found myself giving out “prescriptions” of specific breathing and meditations to patients so they can heal their nervous system and balance their hormones while we work together to modify thoughts and behaviors.
Treating Fear of Flying Using Biofeedback and Virtual Reality Therapy- See the full study as it was conducted on 40 patients seeking help to overcome their Fear of Flying.
If you frequently feel intense irrational amounts of panic or anxiety in “seemingly harmless situations” and the need to escape to alleviate the physical symptoms you may be developing a phobia. Usually this leads to a strong desire to avoid these situations and a laundry list of behaviors that may look something like any combination of these