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I’m Still Standing…

I was YOU once… I recovered and you will too!

Charles Linden is regarded as the world’s leading authority on anxiety disorder recovery. Charles is recovery adviser to A listers, performers, sports-stars, sports clubs, TV and film production companies and more. Charles is a published self-help author, TV presenter, radio guest, agony uncle for magazines, radio guest and more. Charles has published dozens of books, DVDs, CDs, websites and learning materials. Charles is developer of the world’s only anxiety recovery therapy and the only dedicated anxiety recovery residential retreat program. Scroll down to read about some of the people Charles has helped.

For 26 years, I was YOU…

I’m not a psychologist, therapist or counsellor… I am an average human who suffered from anxiety disorders for 22 plus years. Following my own recovery I decided to create a self-help methodology that eventually became a Peer Supported Psycho-educational recovery programme, teaching every anxiety disorder sufferer what I had done to remove the predisposition to suffering and erase my disorders.

All I want to do is stop people from suffering. I am plain speaking, honest and respectful but I also know how myself and every recovered anxiety disorder sufferer did it… my job is to tell you. No psychology or mumbo jumbo, just simple guidance.

‘Management’ and ‘coping’ were two words I certainly never wanted to hear again and wasn’t prepared to let young people like myself hear when recovery is possible, fast and simple. LAR is the world’s first and only accredited anxiety disorder recovery, peer supported, programme of recovery and of that we are all, at LTE, very proud.

Charles Linden – Director Linden Tree Education

BIOGRAPHY Charles’ background is in developing media for education – Charles’ degree is in Electronic Media with a specialism in educational structures, materials and production. He held production, direction and management positions both in broadcast TV and corporate TV with a specialism in training production – having produced programmes for the NHS, educational organisations, healthcare organisations, industry, private health organisations and for the BBC to name but a few. Charles now focuses on producing media for stress and anxiety recovery. Charles holds a BA Hons 2:1 in Electronic Media from Wolverhampton University, qualifications as a professional photographer and certificates in German language from Heidelberg University. Charles is a qualified videographer, video editor, graphic designer, photographer and a member of the RPS. Charles has published over 100 works in book, CD, DVD, website, educational programme and online formats.

Why is LTE the world’s most effective anxiety recovery resource?

Charles Linden suffered with anxiety, OCD, agoraphobia, mono phobia, eating disorders, health anxiety, low mood and other manifestations of fear disorder until he was 26. Charles developed the original program following his successful and full recovery.

The team at LTE was taken on to assist in administering the programmes and they are all BACP and BPS psychologists and psychotherapists trained in LAR at NCFE Level 4 through their CPD. They are professionally qualified Anxiety Recovery Practitioners.

The programmes are psycho-educational as the disorders are actually endocrine control disorders and not mental illnesses. Like unfitness, the condition that results from disordered responses, fear disorders are eliminated by changing incoming neurological data in order to manipulate the mind and body into fitness.

It’s how we learn everything throughout life. Mental illnesses include psychosis, brain injury, degenerative diseases and true, clinical depression. Fear disorders aren’t remotely associated with these as fear, as we all know is activated by the brain and the hormone (endocrine response) happens in the lower left abdomen in the adrenal glands.

TLM teaches people to deactivate the disordered element of the fear response in the same way as exercise teaches people to deactivate the disordered element of activity.The speed of efficacy is dependent on one factor. Compliance. If a person is compliant, the mind can switch off inappropriate fear responses and therefore all associated manifestations including phobias, obsessions, compulsions and panic, in a very short time. Biologically, this can be seconds. Practically it is often 1 to 5 days.

As the systemic responses are all built in to every human by evolution, a person with anxiety will recover. The only exacerbating issues are related to other physiological conditions which might make recovery difficult. The same is true of exercise.Once recovery is reached, relapse is impossible.

The mind modifies neurology through neuroplasticity and prevents a new disorder from activating.CBT is scientifically flawed as it focuses on cognition. Cognition does not play a part in fear response and therefore, no amount of thought will manipulate or change anxiety levels. In fact, talking about it will only make it worse.

Furthermore, there is no monitoring of CBT practice and practitioners add, often, harmful and sometimes ridiculous practices to their sessions, creating a bastardisation of the original process. Over the years we have heard horrific stories of the treatments people have received.Like all learning processes, TLM is measured on outcomes. “I was A, now I am B”. Like examination processes in schools, evidence of efficacy of the process is measured by the outcome. This is the same. Recovery = efficacy. Please look at some of the thousands of recoveries we have created on our websites. This is not evident elsewhere.

A person with anxiety can present as mentally ill because hyper-vigilance creates the mental confusion and often despair, that legitimate fear creates when appropriate but in the fear disorder it is constant. Hypervigilence places you in an enhanced state and whilst people may appear ‘crazy’, they certainly are not. When recovery is reached, normality returns. People who are predisposed to suffering from anxiety conditions are in the segment of society with the highest level intellect and emotional intelligence; these are elements of the genetic predisposition. I have never seen an anxious person cause harm to or neglect another person.

Anxious people are generally very loving, kind and generous when their fear disorder is removed.

Charles Linden “I always said that if I were starting  company from scratch. I would only employ anxious people. I’d then cure them and created the greatest team of people alive. All of our employees are ex sufferers.”

Since 1997, over 260,000 people have used TLM

Directors Charles & Beth Linden

Our founder, Charles Linden, not only cured himself but also discovered the true science of anxiety recovery.

Aged just 27 Charles was the first person to use LAR Therapy, but back then, he had no idea that it would, one day, be called that, or that it would be the first and only dedicated anxiety disorder recovery therapy.

The changes happened so fast. He went from a housebound agoraphobic with panic disorder, OCD, derealization and depersonalization, eating disorders, health anxiety, emetophobia, monophobia, fear of dying, HOCD, ROCD and a massive group of psychological and physical symptoms that no doctor or psychologist could ever explain or remove.

Charles was on a cocktail of drugs including Diazepam, Stelazine, Prozac and more. None proved in any way beneficial, but all brought with them a myriad of side-effects and interactions that brought Charles to breakdown… he described his mind as a Runaway Train. Out of control and speeding off without a driver.

BUT, Charles decided enough was enough and embarked on a one week journey back to full anxiety freedom and independency.

ONE WEEK. That’s all it took.

His doctor, psychiatrist and psychologists looked on in absolute dismay as it dawned on them that despite their training, they had made him worse and he had done what they could never do… he cured himself.

But how?

By doing what the brain and body are naturally designed to do… restore harmony across every bodily system… true recovery!

What Charles achieved turned out to be the scientific way to recover from anxiety disorders and now, years later, it really is the most scientific, common sense and straight-forward recovery therapy.

Healing Hands

Our organisation has helped thousands of famous people, sports stars, actors, actresses, recording artists, aristocracy and tens of thousands of people just like us… amazing people just wanting to recover and enjoy their lives.

Because of our reputation for creating fast recovery outcomes, Charles has helped people from all over the world in situations which mean that they must recover quickly.

Charles and the team often step up when players can’t go on the field, recording artists can’t get on stage or actors can’t get onto the set due to anxiety, panic or other anxiety related issues… a, kind of, Anxiety Emergency Service.

Charles has also been on many TV and radio shows and has presented and directed dozens of TV shows, DVD programs and online TV media.

Charles is also an anxiety recovery consultant to media agencies, government bodies and many private corporate organizations.

Charles is a published author with over 200 titles in publication through Hay House, Lifewise Publishing and others

Charles’ aim has always been to provide TLM and LAR Therapy to every anxious person in the world. It is Charles’ dream to, one day, provide TLM through every school, university, business, armed service, emergency service and healthcare organization in the world.

Our organization provides home access, Workshop, Residential Retreat, CD, DVD, TV series, online portal, website, online video and audio and book formatted resources.

Charles isn’t an ‘ist’, he’s an ex sufferer who recovered and shows others how to do the same.

A brief history of OUR time…

1996 – Our founder recovered completely in days without medication or therapy after over 22 years of suffering
1997/8 – The first programme, in paper format, was created
1998 – In one year, TLM had helped over 9,000 people to recover
1999 – The first international website and delivery portal was created. Production of our printed, CD and DVD pack
2000 – Our first GP referrals started to appear
2001 – The first articles about our unique success appeared in national press and the word started to spread
2001/2 – Started building our team of Anxiety Recovery Therapists, counsellors and psychologists
2003 – We created the international versions of the programs for the USA, Canada, Australia and Germany
2004 – Second generation TLM Portal was created with interactivity and support portal functionality
2005Online Recovery Webinars was launched to supplement the suite of products
2006 – Business as usual as memberships continue to grow
2007 – Over 97,000 people had used the programs
2008 – Started One-to-One Support work. Charles opened London based treatment rooms
2009 – Launched Anxiety Recovery Retreats and Workshops. Monthly events became bi-monthly events
2010 – The Stress Free in 30 Days TV series was first broadcast
2011 – Business as usual as memberships continue to grow
2012Linden Tree Education was formed. Charles was published by Hay House Publishing in San Diego
2013 – Over 200,000 people had accessed programs
2014Capita worked with Linden Tree to create the Psycho-educational status of the organisation
2015NCFE Practitioner accreditation program was created and the first group of professionals graduated
2016 – Became Trading Standards Partners in Primary Authority
2017 – Just passed 260,000 people using our programs
2017 – Launch of our Childhood Anxiety Recovery Events in partnership with West Midlands Safari Park

 

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