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Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 pm
by Eagle85
Thanks DcS. I will check out the doc soon. Been down a lot today and over the weekend. Miss my old self. I have been struggling with this for six months and I know some people have been struggling longer but this is rough. It’s hard to stay in the present and aware when I just feel like a different person. Hopefully this will pass. Thanks everyone

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:36 am
by Onceler
Yes, I’ve recovered from severe anxiety......24/7 with intermittent panic attacks.

I used John Sherman’s looking method (long term) and diet exercise and the Wim Hof Method (short term). The breathing in particular puts you into a deep meditative state and the breathing with the cold exposure greatly increases norepinephrine, thus lowering anxiety fairly quickly.

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:03 pm
by Eagle85
Thanks. I will have to look into the John Sherman method.

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:24 pm
by randomguy
Hi Eagle85. I feel for you. Much of my life was dominated by general anxiety and depression. The thing I attribute the most to a massive reduction in anxiety is listening to a lot of Tolle and other teacher's audio books, talks and guided meditations. Something about the audio format for me particularly stilled the overactive mind.

I recently came across this guy offering guided meditations and hypnotic style tracks for anxiety. What I have listened to so far seems good and particularly well constructed to counter an overactive mind. The reviews for his work and for this particular track are touching in their stories and appreciation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vx8iUvfyCY Micheal Sealy 'Guided Meditation for Detachment From Over-Thinking (Anxiety / OCD / Depression)'

Best,
rg

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:21 pm
by Eagle85
Thanks randomguy. I will check it out. Fear runs my life at the moment. It’s crazy. Trying to figure out what it’s telling me. I think it is going to make me stronger in the long run, but going through it is rough. Rupert Spira says we have to face the fear in one of his videos and he says that’s the only way through it. What happens when you fear the fear though?

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:57 pm
by rachMiel
Eagle85, howdy. :-)

You might find this traditional Tibetan way of dealing with fear interesting and useful: Feeding Your Demons.

"She explains that if we fight our demons, they only grow stronger. But if we feed them, nurture them, we can free ourselves from the battle."

One of the advantages of this approach is that it's really great fun! <Especially if you're a fan of monster movies like me.>

Rick

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:11 am
by turiya
Eagle85 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Rupert Spira says we have to face the fear in one of his videos and he says that’s the only way through it. What happens when you fear the fear though?
In that case, you explore your fear of fear and find out what it's made of.

Have you seen this one? (If not, then I recommend it. Its a good one. :D):

https://youtu.be/rTe2Jb8xuJk

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:03 am
by Astan
In my view, you should NOT meditate or use power of now. You have 0.01% change you get enlightement and 99,99% changes you get your depression/fears so deep that you will not able to concentrate even on simple text in the book.
It is was depression/fears does. And if your mind is weak and not concentrated, you will not be able to ignore your thoughts.

In yoga there are stages - you should first obtain one to go another. You should be prepared before meditation. And this is good attitude.

In my view you should find some engaging activity on which you could easily forgot about yourself (the best are computer games).
It should be your safe place (you so concentrated on the game that you cant be feared). Meanwhile you should change your diet/lifestyle to more healthy, try to resolve problems and practise concentration on EASY-to-concentrate tasks (like good book).
When you back to your concentration, you may be back to meditation.
I also think that heart gratitude feeling practice is safe and very good method to feel better.


Mayby I will add something later, now I need to end.

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:17 pm
by Eagle85
Thanks for the response. I just feel so bad doing anything. I can’t be calm or happy anymore at all. I’m on edge. I don’t know what to do.

Re: Anyone recovered from Severe Anxiety?

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:01 pm
by Onceler
I’m going outside to split and stack wood....to breathe in the cold air deeply.