What’s A Session Like?
For the first session, we work with clients for typically between 1 – 2 hours. Generally, this includes the following:
- complete client information form
- complete anxiety assessments
- complete a broader risk assessment
- coaching of new skills
- use solution-focused talking therapies derived from our Clinical Therapy and Solution Focused Counselling
- create change in how we process information at a subconscious level utilising talking therapies and coaching
- schedule a follow up
Since anxiety can have links in to other areas of people’s lives, the time needed to successfully complete treatment varies. The process of removing anxiety is fairly brief. We have to coach a number of other skills, and clear any problems first. This means the total sessions typically take from 2-6 hours depending on the severity of the anxiety. Where anxiety issues are of a more complex nature, follow up coaching sessions are scheduled.
Clients are not being taught to manage anxiety rather the anxiety is partially or fully removed so they no longer have those issues. Removing the anxiety takes around 1 hour.
What do clients typically experience after completing the Shinnick Method – Rapid Anxiety Coaching?
Clients often report increased confidence; increased life choices; a desire to positively change, (for example changing their clothes, furnishings or appearance). Some anxiety clients may be experiencing IBS, physical trembling and watery eyes. After treatment the IBS will typically significantly reduce or disappear, the shaking and watery eyes would typically cease immediately. Where there may have been an overwhelming fear of life, it is replaced with an increased desire to live life. Clients also report that they feel much more in control of their emotions after their treatment.
The Shinnick Method Rapid Anxiety Treatment achieves around a 90% success rate with clients for only a small number of sessions. This differs from many other types of therapy which involve clients talking about the problems in their life, going through the problems in depth and talking about them through many sessions. We don’t support this practice, primarily because these behaviours can help to reinforce patterns of anxiety.
Our aim is to help clients move to where they want to be, and have them ﬁnally let go of the processes they had been running internally that had been causing them to be anxious.