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Anxiety: Here Are The Means To Overcome It

Anxiety: Here Are The Means To Overcome It

When you feel the need to scream and shout, and even thinking about all the negative aspects of your life and not finding ways to overcome them, we offer you the solution to find out more about your condition and to solve the source of the problem.

Anxiety is rooted in fear, which is one of the six primary emotions that a human being can experience, psychologists explain. One can have innate fears, but also others that we build based on our representations, patterns that we imagine, dysfunctional beliefs that we build from elements that we have read, seen, experienced or about which we have been told. This explains why we can develop a phobia at any age.

Anxiety is also linked to stress, although stress is inevitable and fueled by opposing primary emotions. 

“Some will be ready to speak up if asked how they are doing: they have already made some progress in realizing their discomfort. But if the person is not aware of their illness, nothing will change. Apart from the clear denial of any problem, one thing that comes up often is “I can’t help it, I’m like that”,” psychologists state. 

Can we cure our anxiety? This is a complex question because it all depends on what we mean by the term itself. In general, we can say that one can decrease its intensity by learning, for example, to put in place strategies to manage his anxiety. There are many strategies that can be developed, the goal being to reduce anxiety and bring it back to a normal, manageable level. It is the multiplication of sources of stress and anxiety manifestations that is unmanageable.

 The goal of therapy is to become an actor in the management of emotions. It could also be about learning to let go both cognitively and behaviorally. This learning can be done using all the methods that have been developed for years: meditation, yoga, sophrology, mindfulness… The goal is to be able to put your mind on pause to recharge the batteries.

Mantra meditation

Has been practiced in India for thousands of years because people knew that it reduces stress, calms the mind and increases inner peace. In the 1970s medical researchers at Harvard University began studying a form of meditation from India called Transcendental Meditation.

They found that during the practice of meditation the body has what they call the relaxation response, which gives the body deep rest that is deeper than the rest from sleep. They also found that through regular meditation that deep rest builds up in the body over time, and it is that deepening reservoir of rest that reduces stress and results in the many benefits of meditation.

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Universal Meditation is a natural method to place the human soul in conscious contact with God. Meditation gives peace and quiet against the stresses of everyday life and opens the door to the deepest and divine part of ourselves.

Yoga

Yoga practice is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga is well known for its postures and poses, but they were not a key part of original yoga traditions in India. Fitness was not a primary goal. Practitioners and followers of yogic tradition focused instead on other practices, such as expanding spiritual energy using breathing methods and mental focus.

The tradition began to gain popularity in the West at the end of the 19th century. An explosion of interest in postural yoga occurred in the 1920s and 1930s, first in India and later in the West.

The six branches are:

  • ​Hatha yoga: This is the physical and mental branch designed to prime the body and mind.
  • ​Raja yoga: This branch involves meditation and strict adherence to a series of disciplinary steps known as the “eight limbs” of yoga.
  • ​Karma yoga: This is a path of service that aims to create a future free from negativity and selfishness.
  • Bhakti yoga: This aims to establish the path of devotion, a positive way to channel emotions and cultivate acceptance and tolerance.
  • Jnana yoga: This branch of yoga is about wisdom, the path of the scholar, and developing the intellect through study.
  • Tantra yoga: This is the pathway of ritual, ceremony, or consummation of a relationship.


Sophrology

This method  is a structured to created and produce optimal health and well-being. It consists of a series of easy-to-do physical and mental exercises that, when practiced regularly, lead to a healthy, relaxed body and a calm, alert mind.

The exercises are called dynamic relaxation (relaxation in movement). A popular self-help method in continental Europe, uniquely combines Western science and Eastern wisdom to help manage stress, sleep better and discover mindful living. Sophrology is a self-development method and practice using body and mind allowing each individual to create more balance and harmony in themselves and the world around them.

While the word Sophrology comes from Ancient Greece, this method was developed by Professor Alfonso Caycedo, a Colombian neuro-psychiatrist, in the 1960s to support his patient to find more serenity in daily life. In 1970, at the first International Sophrology Conference, he said that Sophrologywas born from his studies on human consciousness. Sophrology is both philosophy and a way of life, as well as a therapy and a personal development technique. He later said: “Sophrology is learning to live”.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. The cultivation of mindfulness has roots in Buddhism, but most religions include some type of prayer or meditation technique that helps shift your thoughts away from your usual preoccupations toward an appreciation of the moment and a larger perspective on life. Mindfulness meditation practices refer to the deliberate acts of regulating attention through the observation of thoughts, emotions and body states.

Typical mindfulness activities include:

  • Mindful non-judgmental awareness of breath, body, feelings, emotions and/or thoughts (in sitting meditation practice or throughout the day)
  • ​Mindful walking meditation
  • ​Mindful eating
  • Mindful body scan in a sitting or lying down position
  • Listening with non-judgment

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