Pretty Much Everyone
Suffers from Anxiety
at some point in their day, their week
or their Life.
And these days lately are not exactly 'stress-free'!
Anxiety can be 'mild' as in deciding what food to prepare for company for dinner, or taking a test, or confronting someone at work or at home.
It can be a more extreme stress as in getting married, having a baby, or going off to war.
It can also be debilitating, as in not being able to be around people, especially in a crowd, or even to the point of being afraid to go outside of the house.
Depending on how an individual handles anxiety in these situations will determine how the stress affects them physically.
People having anxiety feel a certain sense of dread for a future event that may or may not happen.
They exhibit nervous behaviors such as fear and worrying, pacing, racing heart, restlessness or inability to concentrate on the subject at hand.
Years ago, I was at the point one day of having to suddenly leave all of my groceries in a cart in an aisle at the grocery store, and run out of the store as fast as I could. Everything felt like it was closing in on me. There were just too many people, lines seemed to not be moving, the fluorescent lights were burning my eyes and humming too loud, and scratchy loud music everywhere and smells of all kinds, all just ganged up on all of my senses at once. And made me book it outa there. So I Do have an idea of what anxiety or even an anxiety or panic attack feels like.
Also one night, as a barely-trained home health aide, I had to talk someone down from having a full-blown anxiety attack in the middle of the night, lasting the whole entire night until the sun Finally came up.
It Is Not Fun.
An Anxiety Attack Feels Like
To The Person Experiencing it.
“The term anxiety covers four aspects of experiences that an individual may have: mental apprehension, physical tension, physical symptoms and dissociative anxiety. The emotions present in anxiety disorders range from simple nervousness to bouts of terror” (wikipedia).
Some symptoms of anxiety include:
feeling on edge all of the time,
feelings of dread,
a feeling of being paralyzed,
lack of focus and difficulty in concentration,
tension in the body,
frequent urination or diarrhea,
sleep disorders including difficulty falling asleep
or staying asleep at night,
Anxiety disorders do not just go away.
A person with an anxiety disorder cannot just 'calm down' either.
They may know that they are being irrational,
but do not have the capability to stop the feelings
or level of physical stress.
Be aware of what you say to someone that is experiencing anxiety or depression.
A mental illness cannot just be 'willed' away. The person cannot just 'calm down' and 'relax'. That person will possibly experience anxiety and worry for quite a while, if not for the rest of their life.
Anxiety disorders are actually a group of mental disorders,
and the most common mental illness in the U.S..
Generalized Anxiety Disorder,
Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD),
and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is very common these days. People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder have excessive anxiety or worries that last for months or years at a time. Unfortunately, it could be a long time before they finally seek help.
Social Anxiety Disorder can include being afraid to talk or interact with others, fear of being judged or disapproved of by others, being self-conscious around others, or having a hard time making or keeping friends.
People with Social Anxiety may shake, blush, sweat, have a racing heart or feel nauseous while around other people.
They can also feel dread for a future engagement for months ahead of time.
Anxiety can be okay in certain situations, but worrying or being anxious for months at a time, or when physical symptoms begin to show up, may be the time to seek professional help.
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I have seen numerous statistics on how many people around the world are affected by anxiety disorders and/or depression.
It seems like there is Not One part of our huge globe that there is No anxiety.
According to the University of Queensland,
the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study that
will be released later this year, (2016):
1 in 13 people on our planet are affected by anxiety,
which equals approximately 350 million people.
Like depression, and occurring very close together most times, anxiety strikes more women than men, sometimes up to twice as many.
Anxiety disorders affect approximately three and a half million U.S. adults.
Unfortunately, as treatable as anxiety disorders are,
only about one third of sufferers receive help.
People tend to live with anxiety symptoms for many, many years before seeking treatment.
There are many reasons for this, including lack of resources available, lack of funds for services, improperly trained providers, lack of insurance, or a lack of awareness of self or others in need of help.
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Anxiety can be appropriate in certain situations, as in a ‘fight or flight’ moment, when you either need to defend yourself or run, and in a hurry. You Do Want your adrenaline and cortisol to kick in at this point!
Anxiety can be beneficial when you need to pay attention to what is going on around you, or when you have a deadline to meet.
When anxiety is experienced constantly on a regular basis, or if it tends to take over the situation at hand or interferes with daily living, or begins to exhibit as physical symptoms, the person may need to seek professional help to see if they have an anxiety disorder.
“Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events”, according to the ADAA, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Anxious symptoms can begin as early as childhood. Trauma in childhood can make a person hyper-sensitive or hyper-reactive to stressful situations.
Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and pills can all affect how you respond to anxiety. They can all exacerbate anxious feelings.
Self-medicating with drugs or alcohol is only a short-lived cure.
Symptoms usually become worse when a person comes down off of the ‘high’.
The withdrawal itself from drugs or alcohol can also contribute to anxiety.
Acute anxiety can lead to a diminished quality of life.
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Usually a visit with your health care practitioner can begin the process of treatment for anxiety.
Since Anxiety Disorder symptoms are generally similar to other disorders like Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, tests need to be taken in order to rule other things out.
Some physical conditions and some medications can mimic the symptoms of anxiety.
A complete mental health check-up is also recommended, as anxiety disorders quite often are found in conjunction with another mental disorder (unfortunately!).
Two or more disorders occurring together can make the symptoms a little worse, and the recovery a little bit harder.
Mental health services including Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), lifestyle changes, or medications such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety pills are the normal routine for treating anxiety and depression.
Anti-depressants have been found to be helpful with anxiety symptoms. Be aware though, that they are Not a Quick Fix, as they Do take a while to Really begin working.
Anti-depressants, as with Most Prescription medications, can have many horrible side-effects, not the Least being ‘suicidal tendencies’!
Young children and those under 18 should Not be on anti-depressants or anti-anxiety meds, but if they are, they need to be Closely Monitored!
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Coping skills help a person to deal with stressful or anxious situations.
As a general rule, people learn better and more ways to cope with life as they get older.
Good coping skills usually help a person to have good mental health.
Since poor coping skills can lead to anxiety and anxious feelings, a therapist will often work on strengthening a person’s ability to cope in stressful situations. Impulsivity, quick to anger, denial, avoidance and withdrawal are common signs of poor coping skills.
35 Effective Ways To Cope With Anxiety:
Prescription medication, as much as I am against them in general, can be beneficial in helping to correct a chemical imbalance in the brain.
However, medications take time to work.
And they May work, or they May Not work.
And they have their share of side effects.
Including suicidal feelings.
And trying to get Off of any meds can be grueling in and of itself.
We believe in giving Alternative Remedies a Chance,
to Help to Lessen the Symptoms of Anxiety.
There ARE Alternative Ways To Heal
the Anxiety Symptoms that you, or another,
may be experiencing.
Sleeplessness, rapid heartbeat, breathing or pulse, feeling on-edge or uptight, headaches, tension, shaking, nightmares... all can be helped with Alternative Healing Remedies.
Alternative Healing -
Easier on your body
*We are Not advocating Not seeing a Professional for help when needed! Please talk to your own health care provider if you are experiencing, or cannot cope with, the level of anxiety that you have going on in your life.
Alternative remedies for anxiety Can Work Successfully hand in hand with professional help!*
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There are a number of herbal remedies for anxiety that do really work!
Anxiety has unfortunately become a way of life for millions of people. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in America. Our fast paced, instantaneous, electronic lives have taken a toll on our bodies.
So many of us are always anxious, tense, impatient, tired, restless, on edge, irritable, moody, depressed, and/or achy. We fight traffic to be able to live in a nice neighborhood and work at a good job. We worry about our kids, grandkids, parents, siblings, house, car, school, neighbors, government, taxes, bills, money…health… Our levels of stress are usually very high!
We go to doctors that try one more test, one more drug after another, one more specialist... to try to help our symptoms.
Our pharmaceutical and health care industry, and our government have a lot of control over our lives, our wallets, and our HEALTH.
It Really Is About Time That We Take Responsibility and Action
for Our Own HEALTH and WELL-BEING, Don’t You Think?!
There are MANY Alternative Ways To Heal Anxiety!
Believe it or not, homeopathic remedies for anxiety are often more effective than most drugs and medications that you could get from your doctor.
Everyone feels anxiety now and then and it can be a perfectly natural reaction to external events.
However, when anxiety becomes a frequent or even daily part of our lives, it’s a sign that something is wrong.
This near constant feeling of being on edge or even all out panic can be very debilitating to your body.
If you are looking for an essential oil for anxiety treatment, you will find that there are many options to soothe your anxiety and stress symptoms!
Essential oils smell amazing and have many health benefits. Using quality, therapeutic grade essential oils can be a very powerful way to find anxiety relief.
When you breathe in the scent of essential oils, your nose’s olfactory receptors communicate with the area of the brain called the amygdala. The amygdala are 2 small, almond shaped areas made up of nuclei, at the base of your brain. This is where emotions and memories such as trauma and abuse are stored, and where our 'fight or flight' reactions begin.
Many researchers believe that breathing in the essential oil molecules helps to stimulate this area of the brain that affects mental, physical, and emotional health.
The sense of smell has been said to be the most powerful way to affect our subconscious.
Sesquiterpenes are molecules that are in essential oils, and they are capable of crossing the blood/brain barrier. This has a great impact on oxygenating the brain.
The combination of this action, plus the aromas of the essential oils, has been shown to have a big impact on releasing emotional trauma, stress and anxiety.
Anxiety is a huge problem today, and millions of anxiety sufferers turn to taking anxiety medications to deal with this problem.
There are so many disorders that have anxiety as a symptom - depression, substance abuse, anxiety disorder, bipolar, panic attacks, anxiety attacks, agoraphobia, attention deficit disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder.... it's a nearly endless list, and these are only the top ones!
All It Takes ...
Is Writing Out
EVERY SINGLE THING -
Take A Piece of Paper Out NOW, and
Make A List of Every-Thing
A Bed, A Meal,
A Roof, A Friend, A TV,
A Computer, A Job, A Vehicle,
A Home, A Partner, A Child, A Parent,
A Dog, A Cat, An Education, A Country,
Health, A LIFE...
There IS Some Thing, and actually MANY THINGS, that Each and Every One of Us Should Be Giving Thanks for, each and every day.
And if you are reading My Words on a computer, smart phone or tablet... ?!
Well... you are a very Rich person.
You just don't Acknowledge Or Appreciate It.
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Herbal sleep remedies are a great alternative to prescription and over-the-counter medications to help you sleep.
The wrong sleeping medication can disrupt your sleep cycle, causing you to miss out on the Deep Sleep that is needed by our bodies.
Unfortunately also, many sleep medications are addictive.
Do you cringe at the thought of prescription sleep medication?
Do you wish you didn’t have to tax your body any more as you struggle to fall asleep?
What if there were safer options out there that didn’t have side effects associated with them?
What if these natural alternatives could deliver a better sleep than you imagined possible?
Some pharmaceutical drugs for sleep go to work quickly, but half the dosage is eliminated in 2-5 hours, which is why you may still wake up during the night, unable to get back asleep.
Some may be longer lasting, up to 24 hours, but will leave you groggy in the morning.
Side effects of sleep medications can be dizziness, weakness, headaches, dry mouth, constipation, and daytime drowsiness.
Some can cause ‘rebound insomnia’ when you stop taking them, keeping you tossing and turning during the night.
Most prescription sleep aids have the potential for addiction!
Believe it or not, there are Foods for Healing that can transform your health in ways that Nothing else can.
There’s an old saying, You Are What You Eat.
There is a lot of truth in those words, you ARE what you eat.
People who consume lots of processed and fatty foods tend to struggle with a lot of health issues. These includes obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other problems that are less likely if you consume healthier foods.
If you are struggling with your health or weight or moods, consider looking at the foods you are eating and discover how good foods can actually help improve your health.
There are Innumerable Health Benefits to Meditating Daily.
If you’ve ever listened to recordings designed for relaxation or meditation, you probably have some idea of what paraliminals are all about, even if you’ve never heard the word before.
Paraliminals Really Can Help You Heal!
Chances are that you’re aware of the many benefits that meditation and other relaxation techniques can have for mental, emotional and physical health; they are tools which are designed to make it easier and faster for users to achieve the state of deep relaxation characteristic of meditation.
Paraliminals are a good fit for our hectic lifestyles.
Some meditation techniques take time and effort to achieve. We don’t all have the freedom in our schedule to take an hour or two to get into a deep meditative state so that we can enjoy the benefits – that’s where these recordings come in.
Instead of taking an hour or more, these tools allow us to enjoy the same kind of mental relaxation in a fraction of the time, sometimes only about 10 - 20 minutes.
Just because you have a busy schedule
doesn't mean that you can't
reap the rewards of
Law of Attraction,
One of The Most
in the World.
Also One of My Most Favorite Subjects in the World,
(along with helping people to Heal Alternatively)!
Most People DO believe in ‘Like Attracts Like’, when it comes to people, animals, science, homeopathy…. but for some reason, once you start talking about universal energies and vibrations and the law of attraction, that just kind of shuts people’s minds off! ?!
I don’t understand.
Maybe because I feel like I have known from a fairly young age, that there was So Much More To Life than what the ‘average’ person was living, and I decided early on that I didn’t want to be Average.
I grew up loving to read, thanks to my parents always having books and newspapers and magazines around, along with all of us having well-used library cards.
Alternative Health -
Healing with the Law of Attraction -
My Most Favorite Subjects
In The World!
"LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD!"
"HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING ARE OUR BIRTHRIGHTS!"
I have been listening to and watching Esther and Jerry Hicks and their Most Awesome Crew, along with the group of entities that they communicate with called Abraham, for a long, long time.
Many long-term listeners would probably agree with me, and Abraham themselves would admit, that Abraham just basically repeats themselves over and over again!
But in a hundred thousand different ways, shapes and forms, in order for our (little) brains to actually Get IT.
What is 'IT'?
YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY.
And You Need To Get Happy.
That’s basically IT!
You Create Your Own REALITY.
You create your own Life,
you created what you have in front of you,
And people will say, No, I am sure that I do not create my own reality. I am sure that I did not create this illness, this bad relationship, this job, this car, this empty bank account ...
That’s Impossible. Why would I do That?!
And Abraham would say…
Nothing in this Universe comes and tries to ‘get you’. The Nature of the Universe is Joy. It is Wellness and Well-Being. It is Abundance Flowing Towards Us. It is the Light. There Is No Darkness, there is Only Light.
This is a Universe of ATTRACTION - Like Attracts Like - like a Magnet you Attract it all to you.
Whether you Believe or not.
Like Gravity, Attraction is Law.
I would like to share with You
Law of Attraction,
Health, LOA, Healing and
Resources that have
Helped ME Throughout MY LIFE of
Learning and Healing and
Changing and Growing!
I ONLY Want To Show You Here
That There ARE ALWAYS
No Matter WHAT It Is
That You Are
Needing To HEAL!!
Please Always Keep Reading and Learning!
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