In the UK, if you’re struggling with your mental health, the first port of call may be your doctor who may suggest medication and/or a talking therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT explores how your beliefs and attitudes can affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It is widely used to treat a range of mental health issues and a helpful model to explain how Access Bars® can also relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
CBT is based on the idea that over time, negative beliefs and thoughts can become automatic and affect how you feel and behave in a continuous cycle. CBT aims to break the cycle of negative thinking and teaches coping skills to manage mental health challenges.
The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model
What is Access Bars®?
Access Bars is a hands-on energy healing therapy that can also help those struggling with mental health issues. By gently touching the 16 Bars of energy that run through and around your head, your body becomes deeply relaxed while your mind dissolves the limiting beliefs, judgements and conclusions that drive the cycle of negative thinking.
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Access Bars begins to clear away the limiting beliefs, breaking the automatic cycle of negative thoughts, painful feelings and unwanted behaviours
An Access Bars session enables the mind to quickly and easily release the electromagnetic energy of the limiting beliefs and negative thoughts – no hard work required! Even if you go to sleep, the session still works effectively, and you awake to a sense of space and lightness. After one session, you will notice a difference: the mind chatter and critical inner voices are finally silent and your mind is at peace. With your mental health challenges no longer projecting onto the present in the same way, life becomes easier.
What does the research say?
Scientific research conducted by Dr Terrie Hope, PhD found that one 90-minute Access Bars session significantly deceased the severity of depression and anxiety symptoms. Through questionnaires and brainwave pattern mapping, Dr Hope found that Access Bars reduced the severity of anxiety by 84.7% and depression by 82.7%. The results from brainwave mapping before and after an Access Bars session also showed increased brain coherence (communication between the regions of the brain) indicating a change towards a normal state of brain coherence after the session. Link to study.
Research in 2015 by leading neuroscientist Dr. Jeffrey Fannin et al, examined the neurological effects of Access Bars on 60 participants. By measuring brain waves before and after a Bars session, the research revealed 85% of participants indicated an increase in brain coherence. Additionally, the research showed that Access Bars has a positive neurological effect on the recipient similar to those experienced by advanced meditators – and it produces these results immediately. Link to study.
The scientific research studies show that there is strong evidence to support Access Bars as a complementary therapy to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression and improve brain coherence.
Access Bars is a powerful complementary therapy to support recovery from anxiety and depression and offers profound improvements to mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Access Bars can complement medical or psychological care but it does not take the place of conventional medical treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, please visit your GP and seek help from a specialist medical professional. You may also find the following UK websites helpful:
Mind – http://www.mind.org.uk
Provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Samaritans – http://www.samaritans.org
Call 116 123 at any time, from any phone for free, or visit
Cruse Bereavement Care – http://www.cruse.org.uk
Offers support and counselling for anyone affected by bereavement.
SANE – http://www.sane.org.uk
A UK mental health charity that works to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.