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The Linden Centers and the work they do
The first Linden Center was founded in the summer of 1996. Charles Linden had spent over 12 months, with a substantial group of research subjects, identifying what it was that all recovered anxiety sufferers had done to cause their recovery – the resultant findings formed the cornerstone of what was to become The Linden Method program. Very quickly, the client base grew and Charles stopped his work in TV so that he could dedicate all his time to curing his clients. The success of the program meant that, as clients recovered, increasingly more people wanted to use the program and over time, Charles took on staff to assist him with the 1000's of new clients. Now, over 14 years later, The Linden Method is referred to, used by and recommended by health practitioners from around the world and Charles is regarded as, probably, the World's number one authority on the subject of anxiety recovery.
The Science of The Linden Method
The science of The Linden Method is based on the work of two of the world's most eminent
scientists, Carl Lange
and William James (right), whose work forms the cornerstone of psychological understanding and practice. Their
findings state that the anxiety response is caused by the emotion of fear which activates WITHOUT CONSCIOUS THOUGHT. This is why CBT, medication and other therapies don't work.
The Linden Method is the only program of recovery that takes this research based fact into account and therefore provides the conclusive solution.
ONLY by deactivating your fear in the emotional control center can anxiety disorders be cured, so The Linden
Method does just that.
Your body has an anxiety 'off switch' and we show you how to force it to switch off FAST. Can it fail? If you have a high anxiety condition like GAD, panic attacks, OCD, agoraphobia, Pure O or PTSD, TLM will cure you... all you have to do is follow our lead in a simple structure that seven year olds do every day!
To read more about William James and how his science proves that The Linden Method works.
Charles Linden's Research
Bringing together Charles Linden's research findings over 14 years and 150,000 clients, plus the devices of Lange and James, The Linden Method was created to speed up the process of learning responsible for complete anxiety elimination and total, permanent recovery.
The ONLY humanly possible recovery process.
After a two year window, during which time, The Linden Method was used by over 9,000 anxious clients who fed back results to The Linden Center, providing Charles with data he needed to perfect these techniques – the cures these subjects experienced where dramatic and permanent.
In 1998, The Linden Method in its structured program form was available to the general public around the world through Charles' first anxiety elimination website.
Humble Beginnings Over 13 Years Ago
Using a home website creation tool, Charles designed the first Linden Method website and printed and bound The Method himself on a home printer. The CDs were recorded at home and edited by Charles. The idea was to create a series of media items that would communicate The Method effectively. The crucial factor was to supply a program that speeded up the recovery process and instilled in the sufferer the 'learning' which causes recovery so that inappropriate anxiety would NEVER return... Charles achieved just that.
Life Changing Results
The results experienced were amazing and as word spread, both on and offline, that a new treatment was available, client numbers started to grow and feedback was incredible, with very few negative comments and then only about the quality of the audio or video.
Many clients reported dramatic recovery times after years of failed therapies and medication.
Over time, it became apparent that some clients needed a little more assistance so Charles implemented an email support program so that clients could access support, reassurance and guidance at any time. Charles would sit up, sometimes into the night, answering emails from his clients but this started to affect his own health and very soon he had to employ a qualified psychotherapist who he trained in The Linden Method, to help him with support and enquiries.
The Linden Method Specialists
The Linden Method support team is made up of the most highly experienced and qualified anxiety specialists in the world and unlimited access to them is provided free of charge to every Linden Method program user. Our Specialists are accredited psychologists and psychotherapists who have helped tens of thousands of people just like you to quickly become anxiety free.
Where Are We Now?
Charles went from running the enterprise from his spare room single-handedly to employing three staff in year two to the 22 staff he now employs in 5 centers around the world, all dedicated to supporting and guiding clients to recovery using the fastest route possible.
In 1992, Lifewise Publishing was formed as the publishing arm of the organization and as a vehicle for The Linden Method and the other anxiety disorder related products Charles had developed over time.
Charles has since created the Anxiety Recovery Retreat program, a residential anxiety elimination program that walks clients to recovery that has been used by hundreds of sufferers from around the world. Our 2nd group of July 2011 Retreat clients are pictured right.
Charles work, outlined below, has become global and far reaching and his reputation as a person who CURES the, supposedly, incurable is second to none.
Charles' Other Work
Charles was asked to contribute at this point to a number of magazines, newspapers and radio programs and The Linden Method began advertising in a number of international publications that gave the centers the instant visibility it needed to grow. In the following three years, The Linden Center clients grew exponentially at a rate of knots to where we are today having helped over 150,000 international clients to become anxiety free.
Charles has a TV series on international release - Stress Less with Charles Linden. Charles features in TV programs, writes for many magazines and newspapers, speaks at anxiety conferences, has a suit of other stress and anxiety related programs and is a member of The Emotions Research Consortium along with eminent academics, doctors and psychologists from around the world.
Our Clinical Referrals Program & TLM Coaching Accreditation
In 2002, after a chance meeting with a mental health professional at a conference venue in San Francisco, Charles set up his clinical referral program, enabling community psychiatric workers, doctors, psychologists and other mental health workers the opportunity to refer clients to the centers. This caused immediate relief for many thousands of sufferers who had been in 'the system' for long periods, using drug therapies or trapped in constant therapy sessions that proved fruitless for them.
This referral program has since formed the basis for a number of relationships both in the public and private sectors and has formed the foundation for The Linden center's ongoing relationship with national health services.
Our Coaching Accreditation Program trains healthcare professionals from around the world to become accredited TLM Coaches in order to integrate TL into their current practices or to become a full time Linden Method Anxiety Recovery Professional.
After the initial meeting with Charles Linden during the Government trials of The Linden Method, the four young people were asked to complete feedback, developed 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 for yourself how it changed their perspective.
Ongoing Research & Development
The repackaging and redevelopment of key elements of the program pack have been ongoing and its current form, we feel, is the best provision for anxiety elimination in the world. The program material is easy to access, read, listen to and watch and the packaging is light and pleasant to receive BUT, more importantly, the resource received inside that packaging and through the support team is second to none globally.
The Linden Center now has bespoke corporate stress and anxiety elimination programs, DVDs, CDs and Charles' TV series called Stress Less with Charles Linden is airing around the world. Charles' Stress Free in 30 Days program received The Times Newspaper's MUST READ accolade and went to number one in Amazon.
Charles now appears on radio and on TV as the 'in house' anxiety elimination expert and is also adviser to celebrities, sportspeople, media agencies, actors, musicians and industry around the world.
Linden Method Workshops
Impromptu Linden Method workshops, which were requested by clients, have prompted The Linden Centers to create regular Linden Method workshops that are now a reality. The DVDs of our Linden Method workshops are now available, led by Jenny Saunders, our in-house psychologist and Charles Linden.
Linden Method Residential Retreats
SINCE JANUARY 2010, our Linden Method Residential Anxiety Recovery Retreats invite clients from around the world to attend a four day immersion into the Linden Method anxiety recovery process; with curative effects. Clients from America, Russia, Europe, Australia and Asia have been in attendance.
The Linden Centers do very little real world advertising as most new clients are received as referrals. The Linden Center also opened the doors of its shop Karma Mind in July 2005 providing sufferers with access to hand picked items which support and expedite recovery. Hand picked and tested by Charles himself, these products are hard to find elsewhere.
The Charles Linden Foundation
The Charles Linden Foundation was formed in response to a requirement for a charitable arm to the organization. Many requests for financial assistance when joining the Linden Center programs would come to us from all corners of the earth, so Charles founded the foundation to raise funds to allow young people and children free access to our stress and anxiety programs without having to concern themselves with costs.
Charles has always carried out much charity work and also pro bono casework; especially with children, as child anxiety is a subject very close to his heart.
The Linden Centers
In recent years, the headquarters of The Linden Centers International has moved offices a number of times in order to accommodate the dramatic growth in its client base. The Linden Centers are managed by Charles himself to maintain the high level of clinical care and business practice that Charles expects from all his employees and business partners.
The Linden Method's 'place in the world'
The Linden Method is now the most successful and respected anxiety elimination program in the world, with clients in over 170 countries.
The Linden Centers are now respected clinical facilities with an unblemished reputation for delivery fast and permanent results. Charles is widely regarded as a world leader and authority in the field of anxiety elimination and addresses workshops, seminars and provides material and research to national bodies, health organizations, radio, TV and news broadcasters.
It is amazing to look back and see how far The Linden Method, the Centers and the Foundation have come since their humble start in Charles' spare room. We are eternally grateful to all our clients, especially those who have provided the invaluable testimonials we have received and the organizations which have helped us become what we are today. The Linden centers, The Linden Method client base, Charles' involvement in new initiatives, ideas and organizations grow constantly.
If you are an existing Linden Method member, thank you for your trust, if not, we hope that you will decide to become a participant and discover for yourself just how effective The Linden Method program is at changing lives. We know what we achieve here eclipses any other anxiety elimination device, it's why we are referred to by medics, it's why we work with government agencies, it's what makes us so very different. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries.