FAQ’s – Shinnick Method – Rapid Depression Treatment
10. Is this safe?
1. Does this mean I can come off my depression medication?
Yes clients usually come off their depression medication after consulting the Medical Professional that is managing their medication for them. We’ll send notes back to your GP/Medical Professional with your permission. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with your Medical Professional to review your medication and they may direct you to step down off your medication in a measured way. This needs to be done in consultation with your GP. You should not change medication or dosage without medical advice.
2. Do I need to repeat the treatment?
Clients find they don’t need to repeat the treatment because we’re coaching them on how to get out of being depressed. Once they’ve learned how they do depression and how to not do it, they find they are fine. We have around a 70% success rate for Stage 1 and Stage 2 takes that to around 90%.
3.Can I become a Shinnick Depression Practitioner?
We are training Therapist year round. If you are medically quali?ed* either as a Medical Doctor, General Practitioner, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Mental Health Worker, NLP Therapist, Hypnotherapist, or Natural Health Practitioner** then check our training information here.
* We have a speci?c programme for clients and regardless of your medical modality, we require that you have clients go through the programme as we train it. The process looks simple and is in reality quite technical. It’s the most elegantly engineered process that we’ve designed. The client experience is that it is easy.
** We support people being trained who currently work with depression or work with patients with similar sorts of issues as long as they have training in working professional with clients.
4. Where is the treatment available?
Currently it’s available with a number of practitioners around New Zealand, England, Ireland, Singapore and Australia. You can also experience the treatment via Virtual Health session. In the next 12 months that will expand to the USA, further in New Zealand, Ireland, England, Singapore, Japan, France and Spain.
The treatment is also available over skype or HIPAA approved video platform.
5. Where was this treatment developed?
It’s been developed in New Zealand through research and development being done by Des Shinnick who works at www.vivachi.co.nz . He’s been working away on a number of treatments and has developed highly successful methods for treating depression, anxiety, dyslexia and anger or rage.
He has available other highly successful treatment methods for trauma, abuse, grief and phobia’s. These treatments are all drug free. Further he’s interested in research on asthma, uclers, IBS, IBD, and Crohns disease utilising the skills and programmes that he has.
6. Is there any research?
There is growing research on talking therapies with most being done around CBT. There is also research around coaching. Shinnick Depression have been in Registered Clinical Trial previously and have a number of Clinical Trials schedule globally for 2018/19. At Shinnick Depression we support research and training to all Medical Modalities that would use these products.
We’ve also run these treatments with thousands of patients, and trained medical professionals who have used them. One GP we trained used the process with 12 patients in clinic. A week later 11 did not have depression. 1 was unable to engage in the process and a week later still had depression. A success rate of over 90%.
Our work has been presented at Medical Conferences.
7. How successful is the treatment?
The treatment has a very high level of success. Typically around 90% in clinic. A Medical Practitioner who had run it for the first time with patients after being fully trained observed using the process 12 times with patients resulted in 11 not having depression at a 1 week follow up. He had one patient that he couldn’t get to follow the process. That gives him a success rate of over 90%. We’ve used this with hundreds of patients over a number of years with a very high level of success.
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, we prefer to help the client find solutions.
9. Does this include hypnosis?
No we only using coaching and talking therapies. You would never be treated with hypnosis as part of this programme.
10. Is this safe?
Yes. The Shinnick Depression method involves coaching you on new skills, utilising talking therapies, to help you let go of things that have been weighing you down and triggering your depression, as well as showing you how to come out of being depressed.
We consider this to be similar to coaching. Talking therapies are amongst the oldest and longest established forms of treatment. They are also medication free.
11. Will my sleeping change?
Many depression clients are also on sleep medication. We’ll discuss the reason for this with you. There are two links between the two. Generally we expect your sleep to improve once we’ve completed the Depression treatment.
12. Can I come off my sleep medication?
Yes, clients usually come off their sleep medication. Clients usually report sleeping better after going through our depression programme. We’ll send notes back to your GP with your permission. You’ll need to schedule an appointment to review your medication and to step down off medication with their advice. This needs to be done in consultation with your GP. You should not change medication or dosage without medical advice.
13. Is there an age restriction on the Shinnick Depression 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.