Helping to beat anxiety
Years ago I suffered from anxiety in the form of IBS except it wasn’t called that then! It presented itself as painful knotted, tension in my stomach accompanied by an array of negative doom-filled thoughts. Lovely!
In desperation I tried hypnotherapy. I was hooked and undertook the training myself, as it was much like a good book that you want to share with others. That training signified the end of living with anxiety.
Having spent over 30 years working with people suffering with anxiety there are many ways to alleviate symptoms and to be anxiety free.
Needless to say I find it disheartening whenever I read statements that say “anxiety will never go away completely” as this has simply not been the case with hundreds, in fact thousands of clients that I have worked with since the early 1990’s.
Whilst I agree that anxiety is unlikely to disappear by itself, I don’t think it’s helpful to ‘accept’ that it’s something you have to live with. I have even worked with clients born from anxious mother’s, who have been able to re-wire their minds and bodies and live anxiety free.
Surely it’s better to take action and discover ways to minimise and even get rid of anxiety, rather than to passively accept that you will always be this way.
I urge you, do not leave a stone unturned in your pursuit of a solution for anxiety . There is a lot of help out there. Make it a priority to find the right help for you and for ways to quash this debilitating state.
If you are unable to afford the services of other’s, do your own research, there is a wealth of information on the internet. I have written a number of blogs in an effort to help suffers of anxiety.
Here’s some things that can help minimise and even beat anxiety:
Foods to minimise anxiety
You are what you eat. It’s no surprise that a diet laden with sugary drinks and starchy carbs will leave you feeling agitated and lethargic. Work with a nutritionist, dietician or Ayurvedic practitioner to find the best way of eating for your body type.
Movement to combat anxiety
Discover what works best for you, whether that’s exercise, yoga, pilates, dance, swimming, tai chi or qi gong. Buddy up with a friend and see if a power-walk will help.
Enlist help from qualified practitioners such as Psychotherapists. Counsellors. Life-Coaches. Breath-work Practitioners. Yoga Teachers.
There are many routes to self-healing. You could try daily journaling.
Write something every day in a notepad – or at night if your anxiety is worse then – It doesn’t matter what you write. You can write about current life events, your thoughts and feelings about yourself or others. It helps to externalise and exorcise your thoughts.
Reduce Your Adrenaline
Shaking out adrenaline by bouncing on your heels and shaking legs, body, arms, hands etc for a good few minutes is a great tip I call it Dump That Stress and made a short video click here.
since anxiety for some is about loss of control, learning techniques that you can apply to yourself, might be a better approach for you.
A great approach though is should be said that not everyone who suffers anxiety feels comfortable being still, so whilst helpful, it’s not for all.
Mind & Body Approaches
Many mind/body approaches work with the notion that the ‘universe’ along with the subconscious mind has no concept of past or future, therefore establishing clear affirmations, stated in the here and now is an extremely powerful approach to making change.
Because the language of the subconscious mind is symbols and images, meditating with the perfect suggestion in front of you can help accelerate the process.
At www.guidedloa.com Cassandra has developed a beautiful range of candles to help accelerate the manifesting process. They facilitate the notion that the universe appreciates and rewards gratitude. As such affirming with gratitude means that as far as your subconscious mind is concerned it is already happening and the universe mirrors these thoughts.
In another limb of yoga we have a practice called Yoga Nidra where mind and body are trained to be calm and relaxed. Within the practice , when deeply relaxed, we are guided to move mentally between opposites such as hot/cold, happy/sad, heavy/light, by doing this we learn to develop tolerance, acceptance and resilience. It’s called a practice because repetition is the mother of all skill.
If you’re interested in trying out a class drop me an email and I’ll send you more information or try the audio programme YOGA NIDRA
Finally, have faith and belief in yourself, trust that you can beat anxiety – don’t give up.