Testimonials from psychologists & 'The Science' of The Linden Method
The science of our programme is simple; we bring about the total reversal of high anxiety conditions using a process that all recovered anxiety sufferers must have used in order to eliminate their inappropriate anxiety.
The programme's science and success is recognised internationally as a 'new branch of psychological practice' and is endorsed by some of the world's most respected research academics, psychologists and doctors.
Dr Romulo Valdez
"As a psychologist that has been treating anxiety and depression for over 25 years, I can espouse the effectiveness of the Linden Method. It has its basis in the foundation of cognitive behavioral and cognitive restructuring theory which is the treatment of choice of all anxiety and depressive disorders.
For those of you that have suffered from either anxiety or depression, you know that the medication only serves to numb one's experience of the real world. You also know that "talk therapy" cannot give you the tranquility that you desperately need. You most likely have spent thousands of dollars of health insurance money and money of your own to find peace of mind.
The Linden Method gives you all the tools you need to work on your issues on an hour-by-hour basis. The beauty of this method is that you are the master of your own destiny. You monitor your own progress and rely on other's feedback to insure progress. Unlike other self-help programs, the Linden Method give you one year of ongoing support from a professional like me to help you in places where you might get stuck.
Mr. Linden is so confident in it's efficacy that he is willing to give you a one year guarantee or he will refund your money. Read the testimonials and give the Linden Method a trial and you will see for yourself.
I have been trained by the very best in the field psychology and psychiatry as you can see by my credentials, and I endorse the Linden Method with highest regards. It give you all that you need, however, you must be willing to follow through. As in all treatment methods, compliance is mandatory. Haven't you suffered enough? The cure is at your disposal. Why wait?"
Dr Romulo Valdez Jr., Ph.D.
Government Health Organization Trial Feedback
After the initial meeting with Charles Linden during the Government Health Organization trials of The Linden Method, the four young people were asked to complete feedback developed by the Government Health Organization specifically for the trial. Below are scans of those forms as completed by the subjects. We have 'blacked out' names for confidentiality. Bear in mind that these four people were referred to us as 'problem cases' because they hadn't responded to the medications, counseling, support and psychotherapy they had been receiving, in most cases, over a number of years. Charles was with them initially for just one hour each and the results read a minimum of 80% improvement... in just one hour.
What is Emotion and How Does it Play a Part in Your Anxiety Disorder... and RECOVERY?
the early 1900s two men pioneered research into the true nature of
emotion and it's relationship to the physical body, symptoms and illness
and came up with a number of definitive conclusions. Those men were
Carl Lange and William James.
The most important conclusion they came to forms the foundation for our understanding of how emotions are created, and what impact thought can have on our bodies and health.
Their research concluded that an external catalyst, say a wild bear, is detected by your sensory organs and the body reacts with physical changes WITHOUT any conscious thought or emotions; in other words, the emotion of anxiety we experience during the anxiety response is physical and not emotional.
To demonstrate what I mean by this, next time you feel anxious, strip away all of the physical sensations you experience and you will find that nothing is left… the physical sensations ARE your experience of emotion!
Behavior and Anxiety are Inextricably Linked - How Does That Happen?
John Broadus Watson (1878-1958)
John Broadus Watson was a noted American Psychologist who established the Psychological School of Behaviourism. Watson believed showed how he could take twelve healthy children and by creating behavioral changes, could 'design' people to be however he wanted them to become.
Watson showed that even deep seated emotions such as fear could be conditioned using his behavioral techniques. He used a small child of 11 months called 'Little Albert' and conditioned him to be frightened of random objects such as a rabbit, a dog and (incredibly) some wool! Watson showed these objects to little Albert and at the same time, made a very loud noise.
The experiment was an enormous success as Little Albert became conditioned to respond with fear when presented with the chosen objects alone. Watson had conditioned anxiety and this caused shockwaves amongst the psychological fraternity which believed that the fear response was something pre-programmed into humans and couldn't be changed. The pioneer of this belief was world famous psychologist Sigmund Freud.
As unethical as this experiment was using a small child as an experiment (which is incredible), it showed, without doubt, that fear responses could be increased by fear conditioning and that anxiety disorders can be created and eliminated given the correct treatment.
This theory is the foundation to The Linden Method which proves 100% that Watson's theory and his conclusive experiment with Little Albert are correct and that in the same way as anxiety can become programed into someone, it can also be de-programed.
Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904-1990)
Burrhus Frederic Skinner was born March 20, 1904, in the small Pennsylvania town of Susquehanna. In 1945, he became the chairman of the psychology department at Indiana University.
Skinner's theory of Operant Conditioning stated:
"A behavior followed by a reinforcing stimulus results in an increased probability of that behavior occurring in the future." Burrhus Frederic Skinner
In other words, by practicing the same behavior, negative or positive, that behavior eventually becomes instinctual! Just like practicing being anxious!
His theory became the basis for much of modern psychology's theories on behavior and habit.
August 18, 1990, B. F. Skinner died after becoming perhaps the most celebrated psychologist since Sigmund Freud.
extract (below) is taken from Nature, the international but UK based
journal of science. These research findings confirm all of our research
and theories into the way the amygdala works and confirms clearly that
anxiety is caused 100% by ‘memories of fear'. It then goes on to say
that they would like to find a genetic or drug solution which would STOP
the amygdala from signaling to the frontal cortex! No need folks, we
have found a way to stop it!
While Scientists TRY to Develop Drugs (which can never happen)... We Have Developed a Program That Does The Job
Extract from the British journal 'Nature', points the way toward possible treatments for anxiety disorders.
"The amygdala, a large structure deep within each cerebral hemisphere, is the place where the brain stores memories of fear," said University of Southern California neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson, co-author of the Nature article.
"In the presence of threatening stimuli, the amygdala signals to the prefrontal cortex, triggering the expression of fearful behavior."
Researchers at USC and the Université de Bordeaux (France) trained laboratory mice by sounding a tone and then administering a small electric shock. The mice soon learned to associate the tone with the impending shock and froze in fear as soon as they heard it. Simultaneously, the researchers detected changes in the electrical impulses measured by electrodes implanted in the subjects' prefrontal cortex. When the amygdala was then surgically removed, both the freezing behavior and the altered neuronal activity disappeared.
Lead author René Garcia, of Bordeaux's Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, designed and completed the experiment in Thompson's USC laboratory during the summer of 1999. "While a mouse's brain is far smaller than a human's, it has essentially the same structures and operates in analogous ways," Thompson explained.
"The prefrontal cortex acts as a kind of 'executive office,' controlling other parts of the brain. It makes decisions that determine how you will react. Memories of fear are stored in the amygdala, which codes them into signals and transmits those signals to the frontal cortex for action.”
"Why are you afraid when you're walking alone in the dark and hear footsteps behind you? You have learned to be afraid. Nearly all of our fears are learned fears." Anxiety disorders, such as panic attacks and phobias, are expressions of your memories of fear”, said Thompson.
"If we could find a drug or genetic treatment that would stop the amygdala from signaling to the frontal cortex, then we could effectively treat anxiety disorders," he suggested.
Thompson, director of the USC Program in Neural, Informational and Behavioral Sciences, holds the William M. Keck Chair in Biological Sciences and Psychology in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
In addition to Garcia and Thompson, USC neurobiologist Michel Baudry and Université de Bordeaux neuroscientist Rose Marie Vouimba were co-authors of the Nature article.
The study was funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NATO and Fondation Fyssen.
Dr Allan Norris
[Linden] Method appears to be a sensible approach to dealing with
anxiety. It is not unusual for panic and anxiety sufferers to come up
with their own way of dealing with it. Anxiety is really an exaggeration
of normal behaviour and feelings. This approach is good advice for
anybody to help them control panic and anxiety."
Dr Allan Norris MA, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS
The Birmingham Post, June 29th, 2004
Dr Norris is a consultant clinical psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society, who works at Birmingham's Nuffield Hospital.
Dr George Best
a holistic health care practitioner and doctor of chiropractic in San
Antonio, Texas. I've been in private practice since 1992, and over the
course of my practice, I have come to recognize the importance of
emotions in a person's overall health.
Linden Method is by far the most complete of the self-help programs I
have come across that is specifically intended for eliminating panic
attacks, anxiety attacks, panic disorder, and phobias.
In addition to providing an overall understanding of panic attacks, anxiety, phobias, and similar conditions, the Linden Method provides a step-by-step plan for eliminating panic attacks and anxiety and getting off of whatever anti-anxiety medications someone might be taking.
One big bonus that the Linden Method includes that none of the other programs reviewed do is that purchasers are given 1 year of unlimited email and telephone support with counselling professionals who are experts in using the Linden Method techniques. So, you're not just "on your own" to figure out how to make the system work for you. If you're having trouble, they have experts on hand to help you through any sticking points you may encounter. This bonus provides a tremendous value over the other products reviewed.
Finally, the Linden Method comes with a very impressive 1 YEAR money back guarantee. Most reputable products come with a guarantee, and all of the products reviewed here give you a pretty good opportunity to try the product and return it for a refund if you aren't satisfied with it. But it's rare to see any health-related product that gives you a full year to get a refund.
Other than that minor issue, I believe the Linden Method is an outstanding natural approach to eliminating anxiety and panic attacks and it is a tremendous value for the price, especially since it includes unlimited access to professional assistance and comes with a full 1 year money-back guarantee."
Dr. George Best
Dr. Claire Bolton MBChB
Charles' family physician, talks about Charles' amazing recovery:
"I first met Charles with his mother in 1994. Charles was an extremely anxious guy whose mother did most of his talking for him. At the time he was taking, and dependent on, various prescription medications including DIAZEPAM and STELAZINE. He was aware of his dependence, but unable to do anything about it because of his acute anxiety, which made him agoraphobic and experience multiple full blown panic attacks every day.
Over several months and numerous consultations (as a trainee, I had more time available than the partners!) we managed to reduce Charles' medication. Charles' main objective at this point was to be medication-free even if the anxiety remained.
The Charles I knew in the early years could not leave the house, he could not have held down a regular job because he couldn't guarantee that he would be able to attend. I was called to his Mother's house on one occasion whilst he was having a panic attack, I have never felt so sad, a grown, intelligent man absolutely helpless, so dependent, looking so unwell.
It's now 10 years later, and the man I see before me is a different person completely and it's only when looking back at how he used to be that I realize how far he has come.
Charles is now a family man, a wonderful husband and fabulous father to a happy, well-adjusted 2 year old. You couldn't wish to meet a more rounded guy. What I find incredible, is how much more positive he is now from the shadow of a man that I first met. Back then, he wasn't able to help himself but now, he helps thousands of people from around the world become anxiety free again.
I would like to think that I have been instrumental in his recovery but I have merely been supportive. Charles has worked extremely hard and has succeeded to pull himself back from what seemed like a hopeless situation and now he shows others how to do the same.
Life for Charles has changed so dramatically, something which I am sure he would not have believed possible ten years ago."
Dr. Claire Bolton MBChB
Linden Method creates a full and successful recovery using targeted and
supportive resources that are only available through this Method. The
Linden Method is, in my opinion, the solution to anxiety, panic attacks,
phobias, OCD and all their associated symptoms. Other therapies don't
produce these results that is for sure."
Jenny Saunders, BSc, MSc
Charles cured my anxiety disorder!
"As a psychologist and an anxiety disorder and panic attacks sufferer, I had exhausted all avenues to find a solution. I found The Linden Method through a friend and decided to give it a try even though I was very sceptical at first. BUT, The Method is logical, scientific and easy to follow and it stopped my anxiety disorder and panic attacks in their tracks."
Sarah Coates, Psychologist
Linden Method is fast becoming the most successful, sensitive drug free
treatment for anxiety disorders and panic attacks ever, rightly so! We
hope to have more centers across the world soon to provide this
revolutionary Method to more of the people who really need it. In my
opinion, no other approach comes as close to 'hitting the nail on the
head' as this one."
Jane Griffiths, SRN. Cert. Health Ed.
PTSD Counselor, Nurse Practitioner & Healthcare Trainer
Linden Method doesn't dwell on giving blame or looking for reasons, it
simply gives you the answers you need right now to defeat your anxiety
and return quickly to lasting wellness, anxiety free."
Ian Northcott, BA (Hons) DHyp MHF FASC MHS MHRS MANLP
reviewed The Linden Method as a former panic anxiety sufferer and as a
journalist who has studied the topic in-depth. My experience with the
Canadian Mental Health Association made me even more aware of just how
widespread panic and anxiety are across the country and around the
globe. Charles shows you how to make the transition from your usual
support systems, like doctors and medications, to self-support. Replace
your old life, burdened by anxiety and all of its symptoms, to become
anxiety and panic-free."