“The Majority Of A Health Anxiety Sufferers Life Is Spent At Home, Work, And The Doctors Office.”
Doctors and their staff don’t understand it, parents and siblings don’t understand it, friends and acquaintances don’t understand it. How Could they?! If you’ve never been in a health anxiety sufferers shoes you wouldn’t understand the severity of the situation. They fight, and they claw, and they search for answers always coming up blank until…
The Understanding Of What They’re Fighting Becomes Clear
Ourselves. More than anything it’s a battle between the conscious and the subconscious mind. The part that wants to understand and the part that doesn’t want to let go of who it believes you are, anxiety. “Anxiety has done well for us!” The subconscious mind yells, little does it understand that there is no threat, only an imagined one, so the convincing game begins.
“Stop Dealing With The Symptoms Of Anxiety, Start Reframing Your Identity!”
My mentor would say. I didn’t quite understand him in the beginning, the feelings were so real as all health anxiety sufferers can attest to. “How could these feelings be related to health anxiety, an overload of conscious and unconscious practice of the thinking and behaviours that created this?” I wondered
But He Was Right, I Had To Dig Deeper To Find Out Who I Really Was
Who Was I? I mean it was years of anxiousness and bewilderment, I didn’t even know who the real me was anymore! But I started to find out, just like you. Health anxiety sufferers becomes dissatisfied enough with the constant emergency and doctor visit that they have no other option but to partake in a proven method that creates a new identity for themselves, and so their recovery begins.
In Episode #98 of The Anxiety Guy Podcast We Visit:
- My years spent getting to know the doctors and emergency room staff by name
- The one thing I needed to hear to finally understand my health anxiety
- What keeps health anxiety sufferers resisting a positive change