I Tried Alternative Therapies to Treat My Anxiety

Alternative therapies are no longer a way for yoga pants wearing yuppies to throw expendable cash at their discontent. They’re getting trendier, sleeker and more acceptable as spirituality and wellness become a normal part of everyday life.

VICE UK’s Hannah Ewens has watched the rise of these treatments and having spent thousands on talking therapy over the years, decides to investigate whether they have worth for those who want to manage their mental health and wellbeing. Finding that all of them are close to her house, she goes to get gonged into peace of mind by sound therapist Louise Shiels and float away in an isolation tank at Floatworks. She later deep breathes into any bodily-held trauma and anxiety at Breath Pod and visits Rachel Welford to learn how to tap away fears with Emotional Freedom Technique.

Are any of these alternative therapies worth our time and money? Could they be a viable option for shifting our low-level anxiety and boosting our poor wellbeing? Or are they all overpriced fads?

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  1. EngineerJay on April 7, 2021 at 5:44 pm

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  2. María AC on April 7, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    you should change the title to: "FUCK SCIENCE"

  3. Shiranami Rei on April 7, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    lmfao my mom was SUPER into eft like you wouldnt believe

  4. Juan Padilla on April 7, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    The bells and rattling sound gave me anxiety. Napping helps me with my anxiety

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  6. Evan Owen on April 7, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    I quit coffee and my anxiety went away, I got nothing done either, I just sat around in a state of bliss, now I drink one big cup of coffee a day in the morning and get things done, but I avoid that second cup because that is too much and does cause too much anxiety and also insomnia.

  7. matt Battler on April 7, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    magic mushrooooooms

  8. Shadab Khan on April 7, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    I wish i were the 2nd dude

  9. Hartwin Stein on April 7, 2021 at 5:57 pm

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  10. Rachel ___________ on April 7, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Weird stuff makes people feel normal.

  11. Peyton Van Lone on April 7, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    The girl seemed quite close minded for someone trying alternative methods of anxiety relief.

  12. AvelPersonel on April 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    people really are creative with bullshit

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  14. Barrie Smart on April 7, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Sensory Deprivation tanks are epic!

  15. paco2ski on April 7, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    snake oil became RELIGION of crackpots. We need to let natural selection take over and take away the vote from mental patients

  16. Tatiana G on April 7, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    why did she wear makeup in a deprivation tank……

  17. Michael H on April 7, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    They dont have studied or have a degree. They are not therapist, only vodoo wanna be’s. Because if people like that had been studying anything they would have realised, that all is just made up. Same thing with the flat earth retards. Its called Dunning- Kruger Effect. And lets stop using the word "Alternative" for bullshit. Made up shit and fake news, no no no alternative, – science, therapie, news, medications. How about we call things again what they are? Vice please stop using the word like that. And stop giving scammers like that a stage. They should only be called out not taken seriously.

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  19. Dhananjay Dongre on April 7, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Why don’t you listen to mantra chanting to relieve your anxiety.I can chant hindu mantras & you listen.Not more than fifteen minutes.It can be done on mobile.
    You do not have to pay anything.
    I am a qualified allopathic doctor , but Ayurveda & Hindu scriptures have been subject of my study & respect for last forty five years,
    Dr Dhananjay S Dongre.

  20. Fabian on April 7, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Winner of a video, been searching for "cure social anxiety without medication" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Telaavar Anxious Amanita – (should be on google have a look )?
    It is a great one of a kind guide for removing the root cause of social anxiety without the normal expense. Ive heard some great things about it and my work colleague after a lifetime of fighting got cool results with it.

  21. Leyer Moderador on April 7, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Winner of a video, I have been researching "natural ways to cure social anxiety disorder" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Telaavar Anxious Amanita – (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )?

    It is a good one of a kind product for removing the root cause of social anxiety minus the hard work. Ive heard some decent things about it and my cousin after many years got great success with it.

  22. Nancy Lucky on April 7, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Watching her gave me anxiety

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  25. Crow Crittenden on April 7, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    the only one that would most likely work is the sound therapy i listen to the singing bowls and its awesome

  26. Lucas Kijiji on April 7, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    VICE: how to feel a false sense of security

  27. Latisha on April 7, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    All the sounds in the sound therapy gave me more anxiety…a random person touching and screaming at me also wouldn’t help when I’m feeling anxious…seem like horrible ideas.

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  29. Ivan Trump on April 7, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Yeah, let’s fix a seriously complex mental health condition with some cowbells.

  30. NEW LILLY on April 7, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    The doorbell gave me anxiety

  31. Ella Richardson on April 7, 2021 at 6:23 pm


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  32. prathamesh chavan on April 7, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Missing Hamilton I am 20 now

  33. Iwasanavocado Jr on April 7, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Isn’t this ASMR? lol

  34. Magic Mind Meditation on April 7, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Interesting program

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    Best treatment for this would be with PEMF. You can get this from maxwellmagneticmeds.co.za

  36. Laura Kirwan on April 7, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Of course her eyes hurt she is floating in salty water with a tonne of eyemakeup on – what did she expect??

  37. Sara Rossi on April 7, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Do you know how to cure anxiety? I tell you, the cure must be sought within us, in our nature, anxiety is one of the great diseases of the 21st century, this is because we live in a world that does not belong to us, we are not made for capitalism, the dictatorship of money, appearance, social media, etc. our true nature is to be free. In Italy there is a village called Nomadelfia where you live without money, or Marinaleda in Spain, the Amish in America, and many other communities. You can live without money and stress, just learn and follow from those who have already done it. Search youtube.

  38. will moon on April 7, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    if she has anxiety why is she going to strangers houses and do weird shid

  39. ytrebiLeurT on April 7, 2021 at 6:34 pm
  40. Jesus Lopez on April 7, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Pseudoscience lmao

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  42. Pieces of April Rose on April 7, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    That second therapy GAVE me anxiety lol

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    The Reiki practitioner gently moves their hands over (without touching) a person’s body, which helps reduce stress and promote self-healing by encouraging a healthy flow of energy.

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