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The cognitive anxiety outpatient clinic for the courageous

Cognitive behavioral therapy against anxiety disorders, panic and social phobia

"Since childhood I have been afraid of people." This is how the typical report of a client with social anxiety begins. "I was told I was different from others.The Phobic. © 2000 ABARIS Angstambulanz℠ And they let me feel that. I was not understood at home, bullied at school, ignored at university and exploited at work. Although I kept telling myself that I didn't have to let myself be exploited, I always got the short end of the stick. I was ignored, exploited, abused. Because I realized that I could not succeed alone, I sought help from doctors and psychotherapists. But that made everything even worse. It was a vicious circle of self-destruction. After years of sucking tablets and many wrong ways, I was so desperate that I thought I was going to kill myself. Then I found ABARIS. The nine hours of intensive work with you have changed my life. Now no longer others dictate my life, but I decide about myself. And I enjoy the wind of freedom that blows with me."

Behavioral therapy overcomes the blockade of anxiety

The social phobia, the fear of scrutiny by other people, of which the client reports, is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. Through the increasing self-observation (see figure [A] above) and the incessant self-centred brooding about the behavior of other people, the entire attention and mental energy of the social phobic is finally wasted. The phobics often exhaust to an extend that they become incapable of work and action.

Around 30 percent of all people now suffer from an anxiety disorder at least once in their their lifespan (lifetime prevalence) as a result of stress. And in times of upheaval like these, when social insecurity, social conflicts and political, economic and interactional stress are on the increase, the prevalence of anxiety disorders, often linked to panic disorder or depression as an accompanying disease, is also increasing.

But there is a cure: Anxiety disorders, panic disorders and specific and social phobias can be cured with cognitive behavioral therapy, completely without medication, quickly and with lasting success. This is a fact — and our daily service as cognitive psychotherapists and cognitive behavioral therapists.

Cognitive Therapy:  Thinking – Recognizing – Knowing

This coaching service, which is provided exclusively by cognitive psychotherapists with a state license, does not need any psychotherapeutic techniques to manipulate clients, such as hypnosis, EMDR or the brutal stimulus confrontation of behavioral therapeutic flooding. Our coaching does not include anything that is in vogue at the contemporary therapy bazaar or is promoted in a blatant manner as "power therapy". This is often useless, sometimes even dangerous nonsense. Our psychotherapists simply use the clear view of the reality in the mother tongue of their clients [1]  and teach the art of rational thinking.

The cognitive ABARIS Anti-Anxiety Coaching℠ is open to all those who are willing to use their rational mind and are able to learn to think rationally with our help. This is our work requirement. "To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead," [2]  wrote Thomas Paine, one of the spiritual founding fathers of the United States.

The outstanding effectiveness of our cognitive ABARIS anti-anxiety coaching℠ is based on the fact that our psychotherapists, as in the times of Epicurus and Socrates, have rational conversations in which they teach their clients, with respect and empathy, how to recognize reality and give them the knowledge that cognitive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy in particular have at their disposal, which is necessary to understand all anxiety disorders, panic disorder and phobias and to cure them by themselves.

Don't let anxiety and panic ruin your life

Ten hours of individual instruction through cognitive psychotherapy or a appropriate cognitive coaching are proven to be sufficient to free oneself from anxiety and panic disorders as well as phobias. "When man learns to use his natural ability to consciously and independently think in a healthy and purposeful way, he is not only able to control his natural fear, but then he is even able to enjoy the gentle guidance which is the natural purpose of fear." [3]

With these words, Dietmar Luchmann, a psychologist, psychotherapist and cognitive behavioural therapist who founded the ABARIS Angstambulanz℠ (anxiety outpatient clinic) in Stuttgart in 1992, describes the psychotherapeutic transformation of the phobic patients trapped in the prison of their fear into free and self-determined individuals.

Of course, this path to freedom requires decisive work on oneself. "What can it profit a man to be able to think, if he does not dare to? One must have the courage to go where the mind leads, no matter how startling the conclusion, how shattering, how much it may hurt oneself or a particular class, no matter how unfashionable or how obnoxious it may at first seem. This may require the courage to stand against the whole world. Great is the man who has that courage, for he indeed has achieved will-power." [4]

Success depends on the courage, not on the psychotherapists

Clients have to bring this will-power and courage with them to free themselves from their pathological fear. Because "success depends on the courage" [5], as Theodor Fontane puts it. The Nobel Prize winner, mathematician, philosopher and logician Bertrand Russell describes how the lack of willpower and courage to take on the pain of one's own thinking ultimately blocks liberation from fear: "We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think - in fact, they do so." [6]

For the aspired liberty beyond the self-built walls in the prison of fear applies: "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." [7]  This responsibility cannot be transferred to us. But for those who are willing and courageous to take responsibility for themselves, our individual ABARIS Anti-Anxiety Coaching℠, which lasts a total of ten hours in just two days, can reliably help to change their phobic thinking efficiently and to cure it permanently.

The way to success: Take responsibility

The British singer Robbie Williams reported in the biggest British daily newspaper "The Sun" about his severe agoraphobia (fear of leaving the house; fear of public places) and depression, which kept him imprisoned for several years: "I was agoraphobic from around 2006 to 2009. Those years were just spent wearing a cashmere kaftan, eating Kettle Chips, growing a beard and staying in. I remember they offered me £15 million to take over from Simon Cowell on American Idol, plus a big gig in the States, but I turned it down because I wasn’t leaving the sofa at the time. I just couldn’t." [8]

Robbie Williams only found out from his anxiety disorder when he heard the song "Human" by the US rock band "The Killers" on the radio. With this text "And sometimes I get nervous | When I see an open door" [9]  he had that "lightbulb moment" and courage that led him to psychotherapy and back to life after years in prison of his fear. But "it wasn’t an easy process — it was like having a car crash and then learning how to walk again", Robbie Williams later said. [10]

The longer a person remains in the prison of the fear, the deeper the roots of the fear become. Do not condemn yourself to life imprisonment through discourage­ment, because you have learned to make the mistake of thinking phobically. Have courage to use your reason and logic! The wind of freedom will guide you to pursue your highest aspirations by "seeking happiness in freedom and freedom in courage". [11]

If you want to learn more about the liberation from the pathological fear of an anxiety disorder, a panic disorder or phobia and our way to personal freedom and individual happiness, please start with the overview of anxiety disorders and cognitive anxiety therapy provided by our anxiety outpatient clinic in the in the menu bar ⇢ Angstambulanz ⇢ 10 Fakten zur ABARIS Angstambulanz℠.

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The ABARIS Angstambulanz℠ (anxiety outpatient clinic) exclusively offers psychotherapists who, as native speakers of the desired language – English or German – are very familiar with the living conditions of their clients, e.g. in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain and the United States of America.

2 

Paine, Thomas: The American crisis, and a letter to Sir Guy Carleton, on the murder of Captain Huddy, and the intended retaliation on Captain Asgill, of the Guards. London: Daniel Isaac Eaton, 1796, p. 117.

3 

Luchmann, Dietmar: The Liberation from the Prison of Fear. Cambridge, UK: TCI, 2010.

4 

Hazlitt, Henry: The Way to Will-Power. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1922, p. 113.

5 

Fontane, Theodor: Stine. Berlin: F. Fontane & Co., 1905, p. 108.

6 

Russell, Bertrand: The ABC of Relativity. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1925, p. 166.

7 

Shaw, George Bernard: Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philosophy. Cambridge, USA: The University Press, 1904, p. 229.

8 

Moodie, Clemmie: Unable to entertain you. Robbie Williams says he was ‘unable to leave the sofa’ for THREE YEARS while battling agoraphobia. The Sun (London), July 13, 2019.

9 

"Human" is a song by US rock band "The Killers" which was released as the first single from their third studio album "Day & Age" on September 22, 2008.

10 

⇢ 8  Moodie loc. cit.

11 

Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War. In four volumes. I. Books I and II. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1919, p. 336. [Pericles' Funeral Oration. In the text Θουκιδίδης, Κεφ. Β΄ II. 43,4: "οὓς νῦν ὑμεῖς ζηλώσαντες καὶ τὸ εὔδαιμον τὸ ἐλεύθερον, τὸ δ᾿ ἐλεύθερον τὸ εὔψυχον κρίναντες, μὴ περιορᾶσθε τοὺς πολεμικοὺς κινδύνους."]

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Picture from the cycle The Phobic. Sheet IV Self-observation. Pencil drawing.
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Für die kognitive Psychotherapie, kognitive Verhaltenstherapie und kognitives Coaching für Angststörungen, Panikstörungen, Agoraphobie, Klaustrophobie, spezifische Phobien, soziale Phobie, Sozialangst durch Psychologen und Ärzte schuf Diplom-Psychologe, Psychotherapeut und Verhaltenstherapeut Dietmar Luchmann nach seiner wissenschaftlichen Arbeit in Forschung, Lehre und Psychotherapie an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universität Bochum und Universität Tübingen 1992 in Stuttgart aus einer Psychotherapie-Praxis für Ängste und Phobien die Angstambulanz mit der Dienstleistungsmarke (Service Mark) ABARIS Angstambulanz℠, die seit 2006 ein von Psycho­thera­peu­ten und Verhaltenstherapeuten geführter Unternehmens­bereich von The Coaching Institute LLC ist. Die ABARIS Angstambulanz℠ ist Teil des Programms Klinische Psychologie von The Coaching Institute LLC zur Psychodiagnostik, Behandlung und Vorbeugung (Prävention) von Angststörungen, Panikstörung, Phobien, Burnout und Depressionen sowie Resilienz-Förderung (psychische Widerstandsfähigkeit). Die kognitive Psychotherapie, kognitive Verhaltenstherapie und kognitive Angsttherapie der ABARIS Angstambulanz℠ wurden zum ABARIS-Anti-Angst-Coaching℠ weiterentwickelt, das nur zwei Termine mit insgesamt zehn Stunden Instruktion benötigt, um in der Praxis zu 99 Prozent Erfolg bei der Be­sei­ti­gung krankhafter Ängste und Phobien zu führen. Dieses kognitive Anti-Angst-Coaching vermittelt die ABARIS Angstambulanz℠ kostenfrei und ohne Wartezeiten. Bisher u.a. in Augsburg DE, Baar CH, Basel CH, Berlin DE, Bern CH, Bielefeld DE, Bonn DE, Bolzano IT, Boston MA US, Bratislava SK, Bremen DE, Budapest HU, Burlington VT US, Cambridge GB, Cambridge MA US, Chemnitz DE, Chur CH, Como IT, Compaccio IT, Dresden DE, Düsseldorf DE, Feldkirch AT, Frankfurt a.M. DE, Freiburg DE, Göttingen DE, Graz AT, Hamburg DE, Hannover DE, Heidelberg DE, Innsbruck AT, Kaliningrad RU, Karlsruhe DE, Kempten DE, Klagenfurt AT, Köln DE, Konstanz DE, Leipzig DE, Lindau (Bodensee) DE, London UK, Lugano CH, Luzern CH, Magdeburg DE, Mainz DE, Mannheim DE, Marburg DE, Merano IT, Montreal CA, München DE, Münster DE, New York NY US, Nürnberg DE, Oxford GB, Potsdam DE, Prag CZ, Rapperswil-Jona CH, Regensburg DE, Salzburg AT, Schwerin DE, Schwyz CH, Stuttgart DE, St. Gallen CH, Tübingen DE, Ulm DE, Weimar DE, Wien AT, Winterthur CH, Würzburg DE, Zug CH, Zürich CH, Zwickau DE .