We have talked many times about the art of acceptance and how if you truly accept your anxiety, you will no longer suffer.
One of the most effective ways to lower your anxiety is to increase your acceptance of the sensations you feel.
The more acceptance you have of your anxiety, the faster your recovery. Everyone has different methods in how they learn to accept.
Continue reading to find out how John accepted his anxiety symptoms in a public place:
‘Last Week My Wife And I Were At A Comedy Show, Everyone Is Obviously Laughing Having A Good Time.
While I Noticed A Tense Feeling Creeping In. I Really Couldn’t Concentrate On What Was Being Said, Kind Of Like The Volume Was Turned Down. What I Did Next Has Taken Some Practice, And It’s Not Coping.
I Call It “Letting Go”.
I Recognized It Was Anxiety, I Told Myself I Have Been Through This A Million Times, The Choice Is Mine.
Do I Want This To Escalate Or Do I Want To Have A Good Time. And I Actually Answer Myself In My Head. “A Good Time”. Then Let It Go! I Do This By Imagining The Stress Draining From The Top Of My Head All The Way Down To My Feet, Like I Pulled The Plug In A Drain.
One Way I Practice This Is By When IM Not Anxious I Visualize Relaxing Every Muscle, One At A Time From Top To Bottom.
With A Lot Of Practice I Am Able To Do This Now In A Few Seconds. I Literally Feel A Warm Rush When I Do It Now.
Then I Feel A Second Warm Rush Of CalmA Few Seconds After I Get Back To What I Was Doing. This Way, IM Not Avoiding Any Of The Sensations, Rather Just Letting Them Go.
If I Try To Cope And Make Them Go Away, They Get More Intense For Me. This Way I Feel That I Took Them Head On, And I Gives Me A Good feeling Not A Feeling Like “When Are They Going To Come Back?”.
I Hope This Helps. I Does Take Some.Practice But It Starts Working Instantly! Even From The First Try. Good Luck, You Can Do This!
He is not ignoring the sensations and urging them to go away. Instead he is accepting the sensations, focusing on every detail in his body and allowing the symptoms to fade away.
Finding Meaning in your Life
I have spoken before about the need to find meaning in your anxiety in order to help you transcend it with greater ease. But what about finding meaning in your life? Do you live a meaningful life?
I want to share a short interview I recorded with a man who I believe is the best in his field at helping people find real meaning (and as a result happiness) in their life.
Philip McKernan is the guru you have never heard of yet he coaches some of the wealthiest and most successful people around today.
I was able to get a short interview with him and I think you will get a lot from it.
On this call Philip talks about:
- finding real meaning in your life.
- the importance of listening to you intuitive self
- the importance of authentic goal setting
Listen to the interview below
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By Barry McDonagh, who is an international panic disorder coach. He created the Panic Away program to help people around the world deal with their anxiety and avoid panic attacks – a subject that he is personally attuned to because he himself found that he was prone to these issues since he was young. His hatred of his powerless lead him down the path of finding natural ways to treat himself without having to depend on expensive medications.
His informative site on all issues related to panic and anxiety attacks can be found here: Anxiety Distraction Ideas – How to Overcome My Panic Attack in a Public Place?