ManageMinds is on a mission to make therapy accessible and affordable to all. As well as providing online therapy in single sessions and bundles, you may have noticed that we offer a number of bespoke programmes to target specific mental health conditions.
In this article we’re going to cover everything you need to know about one of our most popular services: The Beat Health Anxiety Programme.
What is the Beat Health Anxiety Programme?
If you’ve ever dealt with anxiety related to your health, you’ll know how stressful and draining it can be. What’s even more unhelpful is that, when you focus on such issues, the anxiety you experience can actually create symptoms that reinforce the idea that you are getting ill. As a result, worries about your physical wellbeing can become all-consuming.
When ManageMinds started providing online therapy, we noticed that a high number of clients requested support for health-related anxiety. In response, we began working on a comprehensive programme designed to target the specific causes, symptoms and triggers linked to this issue. Handily, we also work with a number of therapists who have a lot of experience in treating health anxiety.
The culmination of these efforts is our Beat Health Anxiety Programme. It consists of six 1-hour sessions with a specially-trained therapist who will help you to address your health anxiety and regain control of your mental wellbeing.
Who is the programme for?
Anyone who is experiencing health-related anxiety can benefit from this programme. Whether you have an existing illness that is causing you anxiety, or you are very worried about the prospect of becoming ill, it will give you the tools and knowledge to manage your symptoms and feel like yourself again.
There is no need to acquire a formal diagnosis of health anxiety before starting the programme—it is open to everyone.
Still not sure if you have health anxiety or not? See if you recognise any of these health anxiety habits.
Why does health anxiety need to be treated?
While fairly common, health anxiety is a condition that can quickly start to impact your day-to-day life. You may find that it interferes with things like your eating habits, social life and work performance. This is no way to live.
Health anxiety is also unlikely to go away on its own. In fact, left untreated, it can lead to the development of further conditions such as OCD, depression and PTSD.
It's comforting to know, then, that this is a condition that is easily treatable—often without the need for medication. Talking therapies offer an effective treatment for people with health anxiety, helping them to manage their symptoms and regain control of their lives.
What's included in the Beat Health Anxiety Programme?
When you book the Beat Health Anxiety Programme, you gain access to a range of resources that will serve you well beyond the 6 weeks it takes to complete. The programme includes:
Six 1-2-1 therapy sessions with a specially-trained therapist A finely tuned session plan designed to tackle the causes, symptoms and triggers of your health anxiety A range of worksheets to help you tune into your current mental state and track your progress Guidance on a number of CBT-based coping methods and relaxation techniques to combat anxiety
You can learn more about what's involved in the programme on this PDF.
How do I get started?
Starting the Beat Health Anxiety Programme couldn't be easier! Simply book online and our team will get to work organising your first session. As with all ManageMinds services, there are no pesky waiting lists—we can have you matched with a suitable therapist in as little as 24 hours.
If you'd like to talk to someone about the programme before you begin, just give us a call on 0330 390 3960. Any queries you have may be answered in the following FAQs...
Frequently asked questions
Do I get to choose the therapist that leads the programme?
If you have a particular therapist in mind, you can mention this when you book your programme. However, while we strive to cater to clients’ needs in terms of preferences like gender, it’s not always possible for us to guarantee a specific therapist, as their schedules are often busy.
How will the sessions be scheduled?
All ManageMinds services are designed to fit around your schedule. When you book your programme, you can let us know your availability and we will match this with the availability of a suitable therapist. We recommend a schedule of 1 session per week for our programmes.
How quickly can I complete the programme?
This is a comprehensive programme that includes a lot of information and resources. To get the most out of it, we recommend that you do not complete more than one session a week. However, if you are eager to schedule sessions more frequently than this, you can discuss it with your therapist.
Do I need to bring anything with me to the sessions?
Before the programme begins you will receive a welcome pack that includes everything you need to know to prepare. It’s a good idea to establish a private room or space where you can do the therapy component of your programme. You will need a laptop (or similar device) with Zoom installed to complete the sessions.
We also suggest having a pen, notepad, tissues and soft drink on hand.
What if I need more than 6 sessions?
We believe that the programme of 6 sessions provides enough time and information for you to make significant improvements to your mental health. The programmes are also designed to equip you with coping techniques and self care plans that you can use well beyond your final session.
If, upon completing the programme, you feel that you would benefit from more time with a therapist, our team will be happy to arrange further sessions for you.
Is the programme guaranteed to cure my health anxiety?
The programme includes regular assessments of your mental wellbeing and progress with the worksheets, to ensure that measurable improvement is being achieved.
However, while therapy is one of the most powerful tools we have to improve mental health, conditions like anxiety should not be viewed as something that can be “cured”. Medical professionals do not use this kind of language in this context, and you should be wary of any service that guarantees to “cure” a mental health issue.
Learning how to build personal resilience and mastering coping mechanisms is the most effective way to treat anxiety. That is what this programme provides you with, and the results can be life-changing.
The Beat Health Anxiety Programme
Now you know all about our Beat Health Anxiety Programme! If you're interested in the other therapy options ManageMinds can deliver, head to our services page.
Struggling with a more general form of anxiety? Good news! We have a service to treat that too: the manage anxiety programme.
Ready to take the first step to overcoming health anxiety? Book your programme today to start living the life you deserve.
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