Find Emotional Freedom from Anxiety. Skype Video Online Counselling and Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety stops you living the life you want.
Anxiety can make you irritable and angry.
Anxiety can make you jumpy and punchy.
Anxiety can make you restless and unable to concentrate.
Anxiety causes an uncomfortable queasy feeling in your stomach.
Anxiety makes your heart race.
Anxiety gives you a pain in your knee that stops you going forward.
Any of these anxiety symptoms apply to you?
Anxiety is a massive, massive topic because there are so many variations of it. The number of situations that can make us anxious is limitless. Often it depends on triggers from the past, to fears of the present and future.
The first question to ask is; Where do you feel your anxiety? Where in your body does your anxiety manifest? It could be in your breathing, in your chest, in your heart, in your stomach, in your knees, or any other place where you have a weakness. Pain, stress AND anxiety all show up in your weakest areas. And that is where to rout them out.
And yet, anxiety doesn't really exist!
Anxiety is a form of fear, and fear is really your ally. So why should you fear your anxiety? In many ways anxiety has a great deal to teach you. So rather than fear anxiety and try to deny it or reject it, just say, I'm anxious, I create anxiety, it's okay to be anxious. But why am I anxious? What is causing me to have this anxiety? By doing this over and over, you begin to realize you are not anxiety itself, but rather that anxiety is just another feeling. So, 'I am anxious', becomes, 'I feel anxious'. Anxiety is just a set of feelings that come into your body one after the other, too fast for you to deal with.
What are these feelings and where do they come from? They are based around a few, or a lot, of assumptions of what might happen next. Most anxiety is not about what is happening right now, but what might happen in the future, usually as a consequence of the past. If you are able to stay in the moment, anxiety cannot find you. Why? Because it is based in the past and the future. NOW is the reality! What's past or future is imaginary, and therefore not reality. So when you feel anxious, or fearful, say how you feel in that moment and bring yourself to the reality of now. This act will bring you out of your imagination and into the reality of now, and therefore out of your anxious state.
Anxiety is one of the most commonly suffered problems by people the world over, because it is often a part of so many other anxiety based conditions, such as depression, panic, health issues, work, family matters, relationships; Everything about our lives can have anxiety as one of its primary symptoms.
Is there one common feature that stands out in all this anxiety?
Yes, two features actually! First feature; Body tension. Somewhere in your body, anytime you feel anxious, you will have tension. So, why don't I feel it? Why is it, when I have anxiety, I can't get it out of my head? I feel like my head is going to explode. How am I supposed to feel tension in my body then? Well, we don't get hung up on not feeling something, we do the following procedure anyway and wait to see what shows up.
What's the second feature? Anxiety always responds to tapping. You'll know by now, I use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) during these Skype sessions, and so far, I've not come across ANYBODY who doesn't find the tapping sequences calming. So it doesn't really matter if you can't notice, or feel any tensions in your body, we just tap anyway. Not everybody is aware of there tensions, and their primary concern is their distressing thoughts.
What's important here is how the anxiety shifts to a calmer state and allows your distressing thoughts or the body tensions to subside, or transform to a new state. Even if the emphasis shifts around in our body's, we keep doing the same thing. Change is good! We just dive in and keep going, and keep re-tuning the energy system, the nervous system and the physical resonses, until the anxiety is gone. This allows you to flow with life and be happy. It may take some time, but that is the goal that you set yourself, just to flow with life and not live in a reactive hyper-state of anxious arousal all the time.
What types of anxiety does this help with?
This is not an exhaustive list, but things like; road rage, impatience, health issues, test anxiety, exam stress, bullying, performance anxiety, fear of failure, social anxiety, fear of crowds, schooling, family, relationships, panic, hypervigilence, and lots more. So if this is something you would like to get some closure on, please use the email below.