At some point on the journey, when all is said and done, in order to recover from anxiety we must let go and let it ALL happen.
The inspirational Dr Claire Weekes describes how anxiety sufferers are ultimately trying to cope with the state they are in, not the work situation, person or trigger they have encountered.
Whether we are trying to subdue panic as the plane prepares to take off, cope with the anticipatory anxiety of attending a large social gathering, or wrestle the voice of doubt as we wonder if we will be able to cope with our anxious thoughts at work tomorrow – in every situation, it’s simply our over active and fatigued flight or fight response that is tricking us into being fearful of the current situation we are facing.
We can seek therapy, read books and do all the courses, but if we want to recovery, we must ultimately test the theory and experience first hand what it is like to truly let go in the face of our fears and feel our anxiety and all the physical symptoms dissolve into nothing – and it’s an experience you will never forget 🙂
In video four of the Anxiety Cure series I explain exactly how to let go by using your body as an anchor to stay loose and relaxed as the adrenaline surges and fearful thoughts whirl around your mind.
Wishing you well,