FAQ’s - Rapid Anxiety Treatment

FAQ’s – Rapid Anxiety Treatment

1. After successful treatment can I come off my anxiety medication?

2. Do I need to repeat the treatment?

3. Can I become a Shinnick Method – Rapid Anxiety Therapist?

4. Where is the treatment available?

5. Where was this treatment developed?

6. Is there any research?

7. How successful is the treatment?

8. What are talking therapies?

9. Does this include hypnosis?

10. Is this safe?

11. Will my sleeping change?

12. Can I come off my sleep medication?

13. Is there an age restriction on the Shinnick Method – Rapid Anxiety Treatment?

1. After successful treatment can I come off my anxiety medication?
Sometimes clients can come off their anxiety medication. Your results can be sent to your GP with your permission. You would need to schedule an appointment to have your Medical Professional review your medication and decide a future course of action. This needs to be completed in consultation with your Medical Professional. You should not change a prescribed medication or dosage without medical advice.
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2. Do I need to repeat the treatment?
Usually not. Because you will have received coaching around changing anxiety and will have practiced this process, clients usually stay anxiety free. You will often hear them comment that they now have tools or techniques to get out of being anxious. So it means anytime they start to go there they are immediately able to change that. Occasionally there has been a need to go briefly over the process with some people, generally, there is no need.

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.
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3. Can I become a Shinnick Method – Rapid Anxiety Therapist?
We are training Therapists 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 someone currently working in a different modality ie an Optician in this process. We can only train Professionals who are trained to provide one-to-one therapy.
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4. Where is the treatment available?
Currently, it’s available in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, England, Ireland, and we are looking at 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.
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5. Where was this treatment developed?
This treatment was developed in New Zealand through research and development largely completed 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.  We are also looking at research on asthma, ulcers, IBS, IBD, and Crohn’s disease utilising these skills.

The biggest challenge is funding and financial support. We are always looking for philanthropic donations or a VC to speed up research and knowledge in this area.
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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 underway and the Shinnick Method Rapid Depression Treatment has been Registered Medical Clinical Trial in conjunction with the University of Auckland, School of Medicine.
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7. How successful is the treatment?
The treatment has a very high level of success, typically 90%.
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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 delivered through the process of talking and coaching.

There are many talking therapies. Some focus on talking about the problem. We don’t find it is quicker to apply the Shinnick Method for rapid solutions.
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9. Does this include hypnosis?
We only use coaching and talking therapies. We would not expect to use hypnosis as part of this programme.
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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.

Coaching and talking therapies are amongst the oldest and longest established forms of treatment. They are medication and drug free.

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11. Will my sleeping change?
Generally, we expect your sleep would improve once the anxiety treatment is completed. Many anxiety clients are also on sleep medication. We would need to discuss the reasons for any medications with you possibly with your GP if it prescribed. Generally we expect your sleep to improve once we’ve completed the Anxiety treatment.
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12. Can I come off my sleep medication?

Sometimes clients can come off their anxiety medication. Your results can be sent to your GP with your permission. You would need to schedule an appointment to discuss with your Medical Professional a review of your medication and decide a future course of action. This needs to be done in consultation with your GP/Medical Professional. You should not change a prescribed medication or dosage without medical advice.
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13. Is there an age restriction on the Shinnick Method – Rapid Anxiety Treatment?
The age range is a wide span, the client would need to be able to communicate and follow instructions. We have worked with and treated clients aged from 6 years to 78 years old successfully.
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