Saturday, 5 September 2009

The Linden Method - success or failure for social anxiety?

Recently I have been reading a lot of reviews on the Internet on the "Linden Method" as a possible cure for social anxieties and social phobias. The inventor of this therapy, Charles Linden, apparently suffered from panic attacks very frequently and eventually decided to do his owned research into the issue.
I have never tried the Linden Method so I am unable personally to formulate an opinion on it. Apparently the therapy focuses on the Amygdala part of the brain, an almond shape area which apparently is responsible for producing te chemicals which result in fear and anxiety in the human body. The first thing I do when reading of about new therapies is to look for reviews on the Internet although this can sometimes be deceptive as many quacks will spend lots of time gettings others or themselves to post positive reviews on web sites and forums in order to convince people to go for the therapy. I would be grateful if any of you reading this who have tried the Linden Method would leave your comments as I would be very interested in learning more about this approach to overcoming social phobia and anxiety.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm ... I'm not familiar with that method. However, I have heard something else about the amygdala: it's supposed to be a part of your brain that lets you "push away" feelings, like when you think you see a snake and feel a rush of fear, then you realize it's just a stick, so you push away the fear because you don't need it; or in an emergency, pushing away the fear lets you keep working to solve the problem. So that seems like a promising line of research, if it actually works.