“No Matter Where An Anxiety Sufferer Looks, They Seem To Find More Emptiness Within.”
Have you ever felt like it didn’t matter how much effort you put into your anxiety disorder healing journey, you were just going to end up with inner distress anyway? Why does it seem like the more determined an anxiety sufferer becomes the more inner resistance they face? The explanation is pretty straight forward…
Who you were told you were, and who you’ve been for the longest periods in your life is who you’ll consistently revert back to
It’s kind of like throwing a boomerang. No matter how hard you throw it it’ll just come right back to you. No matter how badly you want to get rid of it, it’ll find you, and the farther you throw it the harder it comes back.
This can be all attributed to the subconscious minds stubborn relentlessness to seek out familiarity, therefore rejecting the idea of healing an anxiety disorder. Neuroscientists have revealed that 93% of what we do throughout the day is led by our subconscious minds, while only 7% is led by the conscious mind. This fact alone can reveals to us how important it is to learn how to communicate with the deeper part of us if we’re going to make lasting changes within.
Here’s what many anxiety sufferers limitingly try in order to help their anxieties:
- Motivation – Motivation is a finite resource, a temporary spur of adrenaline, not a solution for ending anxiety.
- Goals – I’m a big fan of creating goals, and when creating them a burst of excitement can be present while thinking of achieving the goals. The only problem is that a goal without a convincer strategy for the subconscious mind will only lead to inevitable disappointment, just look at the New Years resolutions you set to achieve this year and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
- Quotes – I’m a big fan of quotes. They provide short spurts of knowledge for people looking to find themselves once again. The only problem is that people rely on inspirational quotes because it gives them a temporary dopamine high, instead of analyzing them and seeing how it may fit into their lives. Most quotes out there aren’t practical anyway, you simply can’t use them in a productive manner to heal from anxiety. Having said that though I would suggest reading less quotes and analyzing the good ones you do read.
Think about a jet pack strapped to your back and an anchor strapped to your waist. The conscious mind would be the jet pack, as we try and put more fuel and energy into moving forward, while the anchor is the subconscious mind pulling us back into who it believes we need to be. So how do we cut the anchors, communicate at a subconscious level, and move past anxiety once and for all?
- Visual imagery – Have you ever imagined something for long enough periods of time, or looked at the same picture everyday before it somehow manifested in your physical reality? The subconscious mind understands images, it is guided as to what you want via images. Those images can be in the form of inner imagery exercises (here are a few on Youtube) that consist of re-framing and re-perceiving past emotional traumas, or imagining future situations just the way you want them to go.
- Hypnosis – The word ‘imagine’ is commonly used during hypnosis sessions for anxiety, and it works very well. To imagine means to look within for the images that correspond to what took place in the past, or what you want in the future. Hypnosis for anxiety is great for the purpose of slowing down a persons brainwave states in order to bring about direct communication with the subconscious mind. The reason hypnosis for anxiety works so well is because it temporarily removes what’s called the critical factor of the subconscious. Think of the critical factor as the bodyguard of all the core beliefs a person holds within their subconscious mind about who they are, what they deserve, what the world is like etc. With the critical factor out to lunch for a short period of time, new programming can enter into the realm of a persons permanent memory.
- Emotions – This part comes down to one simple line and that is “Have More Fun!” Have you ever noticed how when you feel good your memories change? You literally see what happened in your life from a whole new viewpoint, a neutral and pleasant one that you can take lessons from. Good feelings change the way you perceive ‘mistakes’ you make throughout the day, as well as how you perceive the opinions and actions of others. Good feelings lead to a surge of the most important hormone known to anxiety sufferers called oxytocin. This ‘bonding hormone’ in large amounts has been proven to over-ride past programming and end phobias, sometimes even on the spot. You can release the largest amounts of oxytocin through orgasms, hugs and dark chocolate.
- Affirmations – Incantations or what’s commonly known as affirmations are words or sentences that are repeated internally or out loud to bring about change (here’s a good one on YouTube). Do they work? Yes. But there are two specific times I believe they work best: 1) During highly emotional moments when a persons adrenaline is turned on. 2) When a person is in a calm state of mind or what’s known as a theta brainwave state. Most people use affirmations in moments of distress in the hopes of quickly changing their emotional states, that’s just not going to work. Instead, get positively hyper-aroused, or the complete opposite as you slow the world around you down, and repeat the mantras you desire to manifest consistently for as long as you please.
- In the moment! – In the moment means right in that moment when anxiety shows up in the body, and the mind begins wandering off to far off catastrophic lands. In that moment I’ve found that a real opportunity arrives to re-program the subconscious mind. Applying the rule of implementing 15 seconds of courage in the moments of distress is key, as you oppose pessimism with optimism and facts that support your good health, and behaviours that go against the fight or flight response. Many times when someone going through my programs for anxiety emails me saying they’ve achieved a tremendous breakthrough, I know right away that it’s based around the defiance of their fears.
There you have it warrior, some key points to consider during your healing journey over anxiety. It doesn’t matter how severe your anxiety is or how long you’ve suffered, the light at the end of the tunnel is always bright and awaits you with open arms.