Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Email

My new email is avarga09@cogeco.ca 
Do not use any other email on this site.

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Service

As you know, Stress management Seminars is part of  LifeNet Crisis Counselling Services Inc. A free online crisis counselling service designed to assist employees and their spouses with counselling for anxiety/panic, OCD, and other stress related problems.

We are now offering free sessions on Skype.  Simply email me at albertvarga@hotmail.com and describe the emotional issues you are struggling with and what you hope to accomplish. We will then arrange a time to meet on Skype for a one hour session. All you need is email. You may even make one under a different name if you prefer total anonymity.

Many people choose Skype sessions because they are not comfortable with face to face sessions, they prefer anonymity, have limited mobility, and find it convenient not to travel to appointments when their next business apt is right in their office..

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

     One of the secrets to minimizing stress is to live in the present. The past has passed and the future hasn't happened. When you dwell on the past and the future, you miss out on the wonderful experience of the present. Don't waste your time thinking wasteful thoughts about your past experience and what may occur in the future. When these thoughts occur ask yourself. How am I feeling right now? Is the experience of the past or the experience of the future ( which I have made up ) actually existing in the present moment?
Of course not!
     If you want to experience the past, only experience the pleasant ones. In fact, you can reclaim the endorphins you received from the past. One technique is to form a circle with your index finger and thumb the next time you are receiving endorphins from let us say a beauty treatment or other spa experience. It works because the brain compares the action of the finger and thumb with the endorphins received from your experience. Also simply watching someone get a massage, makeover, or other beauty treatment will cause the brain to compare it with the time you received a similar treatment and you will once again experience those same endorphins.

Albert Jonathan Varga is a stress management consultant in Burlington, Ontario Canada. He conducts lunch and learn seminars, and individual/group sessions.

Mr. Varga has conducted stress management seminars for many prestigious companies including Folkgarten International, Health Sense, RBC Investments, and  Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

He specializes in anxiety/panic attacks, OCD and other stress related issues.

Mr. Varga brings to the table his experience and knowledge after recovering from post traumatic stress disorder in 1994.

Comedy shows are done on request. They are one hour in length with a stress management theme. Audience members have been seen to be cured of their phobias and general addictions ( alcohol and drugs excluded ) live on stage in two minutes or less.

To book a session or show email albertvarga@hotmail.com

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Advice Column

How can I stop negative intrusive thoughts?

Answer: Although nothing can replace the care of your physician, the following techniques may

1.Relabel: Recognize the fact that the intrusive thought and/or urge is the result of a random misfiring in the brain brought about through habitual negative thinking

2.Reattribute: Realize that the intensity and intrusiveness of the thought/urge is caused by a random misfiring in the brain brought about through habitual negative thinking

3.Refocus: Work around the negative thoughts but focusing your attention on something else, or at least for a few minutes DO ANOTHER BEHAVIOUR

4.Revalue: Do not take the intrusive thought at face value. It is not significant in itself. It is not meaningful and there is no evidence to back up the the thought.

The above advice is an exerpt from the book Brain Lock

Question: Are there any instant relief techniques I can use to combat anxiety?

Answer: Although nothing can replace the care of a physician the following techniqes may help:

1. Exercise. Take a walk, swim, bike, etc. Not only will it take negative things off your mind, it will release endorphins to help you feel better. At least 3 days a week is recommended.

2. Have a break. Take a bath or do whatever makes you happy. Go to a movie or rent a funny video.

3. Find a friend. Do not be alone with your thoughts. Find some you trust. If you cannot find anyone you may email me at mail albertvarga@hotmail.com . A graduated counsellor will help.

4. Write feelings in a book. This helps to confront your negative thoughts. You can look at them and challenge yourself to find an opposite or positive side. Write down how you would like to feel.