Now, I’m wondering what it would be like for you…

  • If you weren’t stressed…
  • If you didn’t feel anxious…
  • If you were able to leave your home and navigate through traffic without feeling overwhelmed…
  • What about going to a new meeting, encounter, or a presentation that you had to do in front of your colleagues…
  • And not feel like your breath is stuck in your throat.

Within this section I’m going to offer a little bit of ideas, and ways that I’ve worked with people in order to overcome anxiety.

We always start with the fundamental point though is, getting a little bit more of an understanding about what exactly is anxiety? You’re going to watch, or read a little section on anxiety, part 1 and part 2. In the first part we’re going to talk about generalized anxiety disorder, we’re going to talk about social phobia, social anxiety, phobias, sorry. Fears and phobias. We’re also going to cover a little bit on post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder.

For anybody out there that struggles with this overwhelming feeling of worry, imagine what it would be like if we could reduce your anxiety to a level that would be manageable for you. Now what I mean by that is, for a lot of my clients, when they come in they say that their anxiety is at 18 out of 20 or a 16 out of 20, on one of the tools that I use in my office, called the brief mood survey. Their anxiety’s really high. I ask them, “Imagine what it would be like if it 5? Or 6? Or 7? Out of 20.” You can just see how freeing that would be in terms of being able to live their life. Whether you have a fear of flying, or you have a difficulty, like I said, giving a presentation to your colleagues, this section may be of help to you.

We’re also going to cover a little bit about the primary way that most people use and deal with anxiety, is with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. You’ll watch a little short video on CBT, and how it really works. As well as, I offer a couple videos of stress management techniques. I’ve taught that specific presentation that you’ll see, called just Stress Management Techniques. In that one, I’ve presented that probably to about 1,000 students and/or people in private practice and in my work at a college. Most of the people that have tried the technique have found it really useful. They’ve found it a really effective way to either lower their anxiety or lower their depression, or move from any negative state to a positive one, in 20 minutes or less. That’s kind of infomercial pitch.

I hope that you gander at that and you may find that helpful. Lastly, it’s more about if you’re having like a panic attack or anything like that. Just 5 easy techniques or 5 easy ways to move you from a feeling of anxiety or anxiousness to a feeling of more peace and relaxation.

That’s what’s within this section. Again, that’s anxiety with adults, I thank you for joining me, I hope that you find some of the information useful. With that, thanks so much for coming again, and I wish you a great day.

Understanding Anxiety: Part 1

Hi, and welcome to today’s session. My name is Gilles Brideau. I’m a psychotherapist, coach, and hypnotist that works and lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

I thought I’d do a quick presentation today that’s very content-rich. You’re going to see there’s a lot of words on the page about understanding anxiety disorders. I’m going to do a general overview about anxiety disorders, and then in coming weeks, we’re going to talk a little bit more about treatment.

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Understanding Anxiety: Part 2

Hi guys, and welcome to part two of Understanding Anxiety Disorders. My name is Gilles Brideau and I am a hypnotist, coach and psychotherapist that lives and works in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

We’re just going to continue our discussion we had finished last on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the loop that creates it.

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What is CBT?

Hi, guys and welcome to today’s session. My name is Gilles Brideau. I’m a therapist, hypnotist and coach that works in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

I thought I’d do a quick video today on what is CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It’s one of the things that I get asked often about from clients in terms of what exactly it is, how it can help, and what kind of issues does it help. I’m going to hopefully address some of that in a very simple way today.

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Easy Stress Management Technique

Hi, I’m Gilles Brideau and I’m a psychotherapist, a life coach that lives in Sudbury, Ontario. I’d like to welcome you to today’s session which will focus on stress management strategies, so how to relieve your stress in 20 minutes or less. That’s what we’re going to be focusing on today, so I’d like to dive right in.

One of the most important things to focus on initially is we want to see how to change or create a different state of mind, especially a negative state of mind. We can look at that as being anger, or sadness, or fear. Whenever we’re in these negatives states of mind and obviously we missed out another one, but it’s not a negative one, it’s this three letter one called joy. Now that’s not one of the ones that we’re going to focus on because if you add that I want you to amplify it and have more of it and not less of it. Today it’s more about those negative states of mind, the states of mind that holds us back.

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5 Simple Techniques to Deal with Anxiety

Hi guys and welcome to today’s session on the 5 simple techniques to deal with anxiety.

Now, the reason I thought to do this little quick video today is because I was recently at a dinner party, and a lady friend of mine had approached me on how to deal specifically with her teenage son who was really struggling with social anxiety, and more specifically at this time of the year since many students are returning back to school. She just kind of said, “Is there any kind of quick tips and techniques that you’ve learned along the way as a psychotherapist that may be helpful to my teenage son?”

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Getting Ready for School

Hi guys, and welcome to today’s session with Gilles. I’m Gilles Brideau. I’m a hypnotherapist, and a psychotherapist, and coach that lives in Sudbury, works in Sudbury. On this beautiful early fall day, it’s not fall yet, I thought I’d just do a quick video today about the start of a new academic year.

A lot of the students here in my area are heading back to classes tomorrow, and just in working with clients today, just the apprehension and nervousness that comes with the start of the academic year. Actually, from a personal standpoint, for many years, even after I had completed my degree, I felt this … just a sense of sadness every fall because it was something obviously that I had done for 20 plus years. Every fall it’s really like New Years because it’s really a fresh new start, it’s a new beginning. It doesn’t matter what you had done yesterday, it’s how you’re going to move forward.

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