Mild anxiety is a normal response in the nervous system and often experienced in everyday life when e.g. facing something new. Our systems become alert, present and can function well. In this instance it will not be lasting and nor will be debilitating.
The two key essential arena’s in healing anxiety?
1. Fundamentally we feel and behave according to what we think and believe. Understanding the role of our thoughts and beliefs is important and very helpful. Many of beliefs are subconscious and formed when we are young children. Understanding the core energies in our beliefs is essential, because anxiety is caused by fearful thinking, whether it is conscious or subconscious.
2. Anxiety is also caused by the activated fight and flight response in the nervous system to avoid or escape threat. In this context it is actually a normal response. If we have experienced trauma and the nervous system has not been deactivated, and/or the energy from the response has not been discharged, the nervous system remembers and will continue to remain activated or is easily activated.
Symptoms you may experience in anxiety!
- Psychological: worrying and fearful thinking, racing thoughts, obsessive thinking, catastrophising. Emotional responses eg scared, angry, panicked and overwhelmed.
- Physical: rapid breathing, fast heartbeat, hot or cold flushes, tightness in the chest, restlessness, or feeling edgy and/or tense.
- Behavioural: difficulty focussing, avoidance of work, situations and social contact.
What to do if you are feeling anxious
- Firstly know that an anxiety attack or panic attack in itself will not harm you, however always seek a check up from your GP or if acute from an Emergency department as e.g. tightness in the chest which is common symptom of anxiety may be heart related. It is always best to be medically checked to ensure your heart is well and healthy.
- Ask for support.
- Use the Empowerment strategy and let yourself know it is OK to calm down.
- When anxious it is often difficult to breathe deeply so tapping or pressing on this acupressure point may be very helpful and slowly allows the breath to deepen.
- Breathe through the nose, a normal length in breath and an elongated out breath, also through the nose. This triggers the Sympathetic nervous system which acts as the ‘brake’.
- When you can breathe more deeply breathe right to the bottom of your belly with the belly shrinking on the out breath and filling like a big balloon on the in breath.
- Seek professional and skilled support to heal the two underlying causes of the anxiety
You may need support to
- heal the core fears in the conscious and subconscious mind
- deactivate the nervous system and the Biodynamic Breath Truma Release Series founded in the latest reseach facilitates profound healing for the nervous system.
Types of Anxiety disorders
- Social anxiety
- Separation anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Generalised anxiety disorder
Anxiety is also very present in e.g. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive disorder).
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