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Anxiety

Please do not see me as a sole practitioner for your anxiety issues. 
If you are coming to see me for anxiety treatments, I insist you take action prior to seeing me. This includes seeing a therapist. Taking action also includes understanding the information presented below. 

I do not want to be the person managing your anxiety. No one should be managing your anxiety, including you!

You get to take actions to resolve your anxiety. Using the information below is a useful place to start. 

 

 

Physical anxiety treatments can be helpful to help manage your affect and change your perspective. These treatments may include adrenal and adrenaline metabolism support. 

Anxiety can be aggravated by Histamine and allergies, so these may need to be addressed. 

Lyme and other illness can cause neuro-chemical anxiety hormone reactions.

 

I believe a proper anxiety treatment is not a physical treatment, but rather a reframing of anxiety. 

In order to do that, it helps to know information that is presented by Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD.  She is a neuroresearcher and has compiled and interpreted current understanding of how the brain works.  

I was a fan of The Greatest American Hero.  A TV show, where the main character was a normal person that had a super suit, given to him by aliens.  He lost the instructions.  The show was about him using his powers and fumbling through the show because he didn't know how to use the suit properly.

When I saw the information presented by Dr.  Lisa Feldman Barrett PhD, I felt like I was given the manual to my brain.  I realized that I didn't understand how my brain worked.  Once I learned how it worked, I could see the process from a different perspective and change how understood my emotions and anxiety.  Understanding my anxiety was predictive helped me understand how to change it.  I still fumble a bit, but at least I can see the process clearly too correct it.  

1) Emotions are not “preprogrammed” .  Emotions are not reactions.  They are predictions based on on our previous experiences.

(shorter version,  lecture-like.  18 min )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gks6ceq4eQ

Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD. You aren't at the mercy of your emotions

(longer version.  Cinematic  production not lecture like.  40 min.  More information, likely easier to understand.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rbyC5m557I&feature=youtu.be

Take away from the video: 

EMOTIONS ARE PREDICTIONS, NOT REACTIONS!

Our brain works by making predictions all the time.

Predictions are more efficient than reactions.

Predictions are effortless and automatic.

Predictions combine to create YOUR SIMULATION of the world. 

Predictions are the basis of all your experiences and all your actions.

I strongly encourage you to Explore Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett's website to gather more information and buy her stuff!

https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com

 

2) We can change the process of anxiety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKO68Hbp_g

Jon Wortmann. Discussing Managing Stress Response

 

Suggestions from this video: 

Breaking the short loop and stop living out of reaction.

 

1) measure your stress and anxiety on a regular basis so you can recognize it.

 

2) Be mindful first! Use your thoughts. Think and put yourself in a place that you can think. Don't think BEFORE anxiety that kind of preplanning can cause anxiety. Think DURING. Take a breath. Use your brain. “The Secret Sauce in stress reduction is using your frontal lobe.”...Jon Wortman.

 

3)Have a rhythm to your life. Including:

  • Breaks every 45-90 minutes. Experience non stress events.

  • Sit and eat meal at a table. Feet on the ground. Satisfying basic needs to feel safe. 

  • Take a walk! 

 

4) Have values that are so clear that in the middle of a crisis that if your intentional focus

 

5) Always take retreats.

 

 

I would like to add. It is easier to control people when they are anxious. Anxious masses are easier to manipulate. It behooves the news media, sales people and the government to distribute anxiety. Keeping people anxious sells products and makes you vote for people that tell you they are the solution to your fears. Please unplug from those sources. Do not take on anxiety someone is giving you.

 

Anxiety is a prediction based on the past. 

My suggestion is do find a new pattern and create a new reality that doesn't contain anxiety as a prediction for the future.  You can't see the future.  

If you would like to know what to do next?  

The Power of Now is helpful.  You are not your thoughts.  You are the consciousness that observes your thoughts.  Your thoughts are just a tool you can use.  

This link is  a "book report" of the POWER OF NOW by Eckhart Tolle. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgGtNgLSCqU&t=7s

Get Un-addicted to your thoughts!

 

"If there is truly nothing you can do to change your here and now, and you can't remove yourself from the situation, then accept your here and now totally by dropping all inner resistance. The false, unhappy self that loves feeling miserable, resentful or sorry for itself can no longer survive. This is called surrender. Surrender is not weakness."  Tolle

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