I was suffering for about 7 years with Health Anxiety which is a disorder whereby you are convinced you have an array of illnesses.
A constant worry about dying, a feeling of always having something wrong with you.
Pains, dizziness, palpitations, marks on skin, lumps, and bumps, everything feels like cancer.
It was a nightmare. So you constantly scan and check yourself, I guess for reassurance that never helps and makes things worse.
I heard Linda Culleton and Niall Hanratty on the radio discussing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder programs and felt that this would be beneficial for me.
Through the practice of breathing techniques specific for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I have been able to slow my racing mind and see the reality that there is nothing wrong.
I was asked to write this testimony almost a year ago when I first finished with Linda, but I never got around to it. Today, almost a year later, what I learned while with Linda sticks with me every day, which highlights just how beneficial she was with helping with my Anxiety.
I couldn’t pin point what was causing how I felt, there was so much going on at the time and I paid no attention to it until it got the better of me. I was always an outgoing person, always socializing and just always doing something, but as this feeling got stronger and stronger I saw myself avoiding situations I would have been first to jump on in the past. I didn’t know what it was, what had caused it, or how to deal with it, and I was lost. If you’re reading this, I presume you’ve felt the same. As a male, I felt I couldn’t talk about how I felt, stubbornly not knowing it was the best thing anyone in this situation could do. Literally from speaking to my family about it, I turned from being completely alone, unsure what was happening, to feeling supported, and that was the first step I took in getting over my anxiety. I opened up and talked about it and started to work on it and I’m now more confident than I was before. Without the support of Linda and my family, I wouldn’t have gotten through those uncertain times, I wouldn’t have overcome what I was feeling.
Linda and I started to speak after about a year of having this feeling, my family recommend I speak to someone, and I can’t express how much this changed my perspective on life. Each session we set was for one hour, but on countless occasions we went well over that.
Linda introduced me to the power of mediation. We started with a practice for 4 minutes and gradually increased, and to highlight its true benefit, I now try to practice for almost 20minutes a day because that’s what works for me. The benefits I still experience are better than I can describe, I’m not dealing
with the anxiety I once felt, but once I started to see the benefits I got from the daily meditation, I was then further exposed to so many other benefits in life it can provide. I can’t express the change I began to feel having worked with Linda. I started to build up my self-confidence, I was socializing, playing
sports, doing the things I once hated doing, and now truly enjoying them knowing the feeling of anxiety wasn’t at the back of my mind. I’m expressing how I now feel in hope that whoever is reading this can see there is a happier side to all of this, and I want you to realize that the first step to overcoming how
you feel is talking with someone. The worst feeling I can recall, and I presume you can relate, is the uncomfortable feeling you feel in situations you don’t want to be in, when you feel out of place or unwelcome, or when you feel constantly lost in your thoughts – Linda helped me understand that feeling, we talked through it all and she introduced me to several practices on how to identify what I was feeling, how to realize that it was normal and how I could deal with it, it was like a new beginning. It may seem like I’m overstating how I felt, but I’m not overstating the benefit of working with Linda. If you or you know someone struggling with the same problem, take the first step and get in touch with Linda,
you will only benefit.