As a specialist in Anxiety Solutions I am increasingly being asked both professionally and by friends just ‘What is CBD’?
We’re hearing so much about CBD these days, like it’s magic, the wonder solution to all. Well it’s not. However people do use it as a food supplement much as people might Chamomile to sleep. They use it for anxiety, stress, insomnia, PTSD and some situations of ADD with reports along the spectrum of symptoms gone to an ease of feelings. All in all really quite positive reports.
For my part I help many clients come off anti-depressants and here too have been great results with CBD supplementation.
My BUT is: – that irrespective of whether someone is taking pharmaceuticals as prescribed by a medical doctor or considering CBD – guidance, support and or therapy should always be included. I find it more than unacceptable that people are prescribed anti-depressants, without actually having the support of qualified talk therapy too. GPs are not qualified in psychotherapy. Ultimately taking an anti-depressant without identifying and supporting what’s actually wrong is just putting a plaster over the situation as opposed to helping someone, empowering that person to understand or cope. And it’s the same with CBD.
I laugh ? when I hear that people go to popular high street chains and expect the person who is working the till or managing the stock to be able to advise on CBD?
All in all. If you want to fix the electrics, get an electrician don’t DIY. All responsible psychotherapists have to undergo continuing professional development and learnings – and that is the case for my part too. So ask someone who knows.
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If you’d like to look at the products I use and have chosen due to
1) Products grown outside in the sunshine
2) Grown in organic soil
3) Grown in Europe under licence
4) No GMO
5) No herbicides
6) No pesticides
7) Only brand qualifying for US prescription authorisation.
CBD isn’t classified as a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, it isn’t in the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 either. As long as no medical claims are made and it is clearly marketed as a food supplement, then it is legal to possess, buy and sell.
I am a psychotherapist, not a medical doctor consequently I am qualified to help with mental health