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In order to establish what causes Anxiety, I am going to explain the difference between Stress and Anxiety. Stress is a common and natural reaction of the body to a trigger that can be positive or negative. When we feel under pressure, or perceive potential danger our body produces the hormones adrenaline, and cortisol which primes us to “fight” or “flight”, ie. take action or run away.
Examples of this include; sitting an exam, giving a presentation, doing an interview.
A certain level of stress in these situations can have an overall positive effect as it allows us to us to focus and perform the task.
It can also have a negative impact if we experience sleepless nights and feel overwhelmed, however after the event is over i.e. the exam – the person will feel relaxed again, and sleep will return to normal
What causes Stress:
Stress can be caused by a number of factors; how we perceive our environment, our belief systems, thought process, and past experiences. Everybody has different stress triggers, and deals with stress in their own unique way.
Anxiety, however is characterized by fear and a feeling of uneasiness that is not specific to any particular future event and involves negative repetitive thoughts.
Anxiety is a feeling we all experience from time to time, however when anxiety becomes excessive, i.e. there are constant feelings of anxiety that impacts our day to day life. It is at this stage that professional help is recommended.
Anxiety symptoms varies among individuals. Below are few symptoms associated with anxiety
Physical Anxiety symptoms
· Dry Mouth
· Insomnia/difficulty sleeping
· Heartbeat racing/flutters
· Shortness of breath
· Muscle tension
· Excessive sweating
· Feeling of nausea
Psychological anxiety symptoms
· A sense of dread/impending doom
· Low moods
· Difficulty concentrating
· Feeling overwhelmed
· Unable to relax
· Low Self Esteem
· Mind Racing
· Withdraw from socialising
Anxiety can feel debilitating especially when it effects your work, relationships, self-esteem, and your day to day living, and ultimately your happiness, and joy for life.
If you have been feeling like this for a long time, you may feel like there is no way out, however having personally experienced all of the above symptoms, I have learned new ways of living that have created positive changes, and peace of mind.
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In my personal experience of dealing with Anxiety and working with clients, I believe that when you address the underlying issue of fear, and excessive worry, and begin to rebalance the nervous system, this has a huge impact on your life.
This is achieved by addressing all of the aspects below as each one contributes to a balanced mind, body, and spirit.
Breath Techniques and Meditation – Natural anxiety treatment
The Breath is the most powerful tool that you have available to you at all times, however once you know how to use it consciously, it will change your life.
When you become conscious of your breath, and learn to use it in a specific way, this begins to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for relaxation, sleep, digestion of food, clarity, and peace of mind.
Meditation is also a powerful technique in the transformation process, as it allows us to become aware of our thought patterns. In this way we empower ourselves to make the necessary positive changes in life.
Our lifestyle has a major impact on our mental, and physical wellbeing. It is important to examine our lifestyle, and how we can incorporate positive habits that can help reduce, and/or eliminate anxiety.
Belief System and Thinking Patterns
Our thoughts, and beliefs contribute to our mental health. Negative thoughts, and self-limiting beliefs affects our mood, and anxiety levels. The beliefs we have shape the way you see yourself, and the world around you.
It is important to establish what are your self-limiting beliefs, and negative thought patterns, and establish tools for positive change.
Gratitude and Journaling
The daily practice of giving gratitude, and journaling is a powerful exercise, as it brings us into the present moment, and increases the feeling of positive emotions.
Morning Meditation Practice
Below is a simple, yet powerful practise to do before you start your day.
Begin by sitting with a straight spine, or lying down in a quiet room.
Place your two hands on your tummy, and gently close your eyes.
Begin to inhale through the nose with long, deep breaths
Exhale through the nose with long, deep breaths
Imagine you have a balloon in your tummy
As you inhale feel your tummy expand like a balloon
As you exhale through the nose feel your tummy withdraw towards your spine
As you breathe deeply into the belly, let your shoulders drop down
Bring awareness to your tummy
Feel the sensations of your hands move in and out as you inhale and exhale
See if you can slow down the breath as you inhale and exhale
Do the practise for a minimum time of 3 minutes everyday.
This can be done at any time to relax the body and mind.
Anxiety Programs in Dublin, Ireland
Anxiety was not a word I was every familiar with until I had to learn and educate myself as I was consumed by unpleasant symptoms such as nausea tummy, dry throat, feeling uneasy, sense of panic, excessive worry and inability to sleep on regular basis.
For me personally I had lost the connection between the work – life balance and pushed my body and mind to the limit.
My system was out of balance and I believe that is what anxiety is and if we can first look at our lifestyle and incorporate daily self-care practices we are on the first step to recovery.
One of the most powerful and transformational tools I have experienced to help with Anxiety is Kundalini Yoga & Meditation. The amazing techniques in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation gave me calmness, peace of mind, a full night’s sleep and much more. These exercises is open to everyone of all ages.
I offer a 12 week recovery program for Anxiety
- One to One Consultations
- Group programs
I attended Linda’s 3 month Kundalini Yoga course for anxiety.
Linda is extremely attentive, always asks what exactly your challenges are to best suggest techniques that would help you. She is very good at lifting your spirits in general and motivates you. I always felt better, lighter on my chest and most importantly I knew that if I had any queries I could email her and she would get back to me. She would explain exactly how to do the exercises and how often to do it so that it would best benefit you. The best thing about Linda is that you feel like you are coming to see a friend, she will always welcome you with a smile on her face. She is very supportive and knowledgeable about which exercises would suit you best to see the results. You feel taken care of in that course and for me it was a special place where I knew I could go and feel understood. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone experiencing stress, problems with sleeping or general anxiety.