ReAttach Therapy: A New Hope in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
There appears to be a gap between research and real practice on talk based psychotherapies. This is because of subjectivity caused by the therapist leading to variability in expressions and sharing by the patient. This disconnect has several negative consequences, potentially including less-than-optimal practice standards as well as a lack of input from practising psychotherapists on how research can be improved and made more relevant in their day-to-day clinical work. When it comes to treatment of anxiety disorders this becomes all the more difficult as the patient is preoccupied with his physical symptoms and finds it difficult to focus on his thoughts.
ReAttach Therapy provides an opportunity to the psychotherapists to manage the disorders with anxiety by working on the information processing not on the content. The unpleasant state of inner turmoil and significant feelings of anxiety and fear goes down immediately by changing the cognitive biases associated with anxiety. Anxiety is caused by worry about future events and fear as a reaction to current events. These feelings and physical symptoms i.e. fast heart rate and shakiness subsides in the very first session. ReAttach is found to be effective in almost all types of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and other disorders with anxiety as a primary symptom.
Keywords : ReAttach Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Talk Therapies
Dr. Ashutosh Srivastava is a Practising Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of hands-on experience in the sphere of Behaviour Analysis, Psychotherapy, Counselling & Training. He is currently the President of Bharatiya Counselling Psychology Association and one of the Board Members of the ReAttach Therapy Foundation. He is MPhil in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology with specialization in Psychological Profiling of Audience. He is a very effective trainer for Behaviour Change and has trained more than 10000 professionals from more than 12 states of India on a variety of Attitude and Behaviour change protocols. He has worked with various organizations of national & and International repute. He is the Executive Director of Psyuni Trust (India) and his organization is working meticulously to promote mental health among children, women and various deprived and marginalized groups in India.
- Dissertation on “Emotional Intelligence and Performance in Sports Person” as part of partial fulfillment of MA Psychology in year 2004.
- Presented paper on “Less-Communication in Classroom” in Indian Science Congress 2004.
- Presented paper on “Why Emotional Intelligence in Sports” in 17th National Conference of Sport Psychology held at University of Jammu in November 2004.
- Presented paper on “ Emotionally Intelligent Wins the Race” in annual conference of National Academy Of Psychology held at Faizabad between 4-6 march 2005
- Presented paper on “ You can Win: It is all about Beliefs and Self-talk” in UGC national seminar held at Gorakhpur University between 21,22 march 2005
- Poster on “The Young Mania Rating Scale: Response on item 8 “Content” in 3rd Biennial Meeting of the ISBD 27-30 January 2008, Delhi & Agra
Paper published on “Emotional Intelligence and Performance” in Synergy biannual Journal Published by ITS