FAQ’s – Rapid Anxiety Treatment
10. Is this safe?
1. After successful treatment can I come off my anxiety medication?
Yes clients usually come off their anxiety medication. We’ll send notes back to your GP with your permission. You’ll need to schedule an appointment to have your Medical Professional review your medication and decide a future course of action. This needs to be done in consultation with your Medical Professional. You should not change medication or dosage without medical advice.
2. Do I need to repeat the treatment?
No. Because we’re coaching you on how to get out of being anxious and have you practice the process of doing that, clients usually stay anxiety free. You’ll often hear them comment that they have tools or techniques to get out of being anxious. So it means anytime they start to go there they immediately change that. We have from time to time needed to remind clients of it, “Are you doing the process?” and then they typically do it.
When you have the treatment, this will all make sense to you, and you’ll have the same “aha!” moment, as you learn how to quickly and easily come out of being anxious.
3. Can I become a Shinnick Method – Rapid Anxiety Therapist?
We are training Therpaists year round. If you are medically qualiﬁed* either as a Medical Doctor, General Practitioner, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Mental Health Worker, NLP Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Social Worker or Natural Health Practitioner** then check our training pages.
* We have a speciﬁc process and regardless of your medical modality we require that you have clients go through the process as we train it.
** We support people being trained in the process who currently work with anxiety or work with patients with similar sorts of issues. We would not expect for example to train an Optician in this process. We can only train Professionals who are trained to provide therapy.
4. Where is the treatment available?
Currently it’s available in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, England, Ireland, and we are training in the USA, Spain, France and Japan in the coming year. The programme is being talked about around the world and it’s our objective to have this treatment available in the mainstream.
The treatment is also available over Skype, or HIPAA certified Video stream in a limited way.
5. Where was this treatment developed?
It’s been developed here in New Zealand through research and development being done by Des Shinnick who works at www.vivachi.co.nz . He’s been working on a number of treatments and has developed highly successful methods for treating anxiety, depression, dyslexia and anger or rage.
He has available other highly successful treatment methods for trauma, abuse, grief and phobias. These treatments are all drug free. Further he’s interested in research on asthma, ulcers, IBS, IBD, and Crohns disease utilising the skills and programmes that he has.
His biggest challenge is funding and ﬁnancial support. Right now he’s looking for philanthropic donations or a VC to speed up research and knowledge in this area.
6. Is there any research?
There is growing research on talking therapies with most being done around CBT. There is also research around coaching. At Shinnick Method we support research and integration into the medical community.
We have Clinical Trials planned scheduled on an ongoing basis and the Shinnick Method Rapid Depression Treatment has been Registered Medical Clinical Trial in conjunction with the University of Auckland, School of Medicine. Clinical Trials are undertaken for all our treatments.
7. How successful is the treatment?
The treatment has a very high level of success, typically 90%.
8. What are talking therapies?
The term talking therapies would apply to therapies such as CBT, Counselling, NLP Therapy, Psychotherapy and Psychology where treatment was done through the process of talking and coaching.
There are many talking therapies. Some focus on talking about the problem. We don’t support that method and instead support clients with solutions.
9. Does this include hypnosis?
No it does not. We only use coaching and talking therapies. You would never be treated with hypnosis as part of this programme.
10. Is this safe?
Yes. The Shinnick Anxiety Method involves coaching you on new skills and utilising talking therapies to help you understand what has been triggering your anxiety as well as showing you how to come out of being anxious.
We consider this to be safe, as coaching and talking therapies are amongst the oldest and longest established forms of treatment. They are medication and drug free.
11. Will my sleeping change?
Many anxiety clients are also on sleep medication. We’ll discuss the reason for this with you. Generally we expect your sleep to improve once we’ve completed the Anxiety treatment. Further we can coach you on sleeping.
12. Can I come off my sleep medication?
Clients usually come off their sleep medication. Clients usually report sleeping better after going through our Anxiety programme. We’ll send notes back to your GP with your permission. You’ll need to schedule an appointment to have your Medical professional review your medication. This needs to be done in consultation with your GP/Medical Professional. You should not change medication or dosage without medical advice.
13. Is there an age restriction on the Shinnick Method – Rapid Anxiety Treatment?
We’ve treated clients from 6 to 78 years old successfully. The only age restriction is that they are able to communicate and follow instructions.