According to a mental health survey, 18% of the adult people in the United States are having anxiety disorders , which this is common in here. Many people try to resist it, they do whatever they can to stop their anxiety disorders. Instead of resiting it, there is an ancient therapy based on mindfulness to help people change their relationships with anxiety, and experience great relief as a result.
We all actually have anxiety to thank for our existence as a species. If we don’t have body’s ability to rapidly mobilize in the face of threat, we may not survived in pre-histocric times.
Anyone who have been through anxiety can relate to many common physical manifestations of anxiety: sweaty palms, racing heart, difficulty breathing, dry mouth, decreased appetite…the list goes on. After feel these manifestations, they come to emergency rooms complaining that they are experiencing panic attacks. The more you tried to fix it, the worse it can get.
Relating Differently to Anxiety Through Mindfulness
If you struggle with anxiety, become upset every time it rears its ugly head, and have expectations of being an anxiety free individual, you will only invite more anxiety into your life. As the wise psychologist, Carl Jung, once said, “what you resist persists.”. First but important step is just accept that it will exist in your life.
Mindfulness basically is a non-judgmental, open and accepting moment-to-moment awareness of experience. Start in Zen Buddhism, it has been the basis of an effective treatment for anxiety known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are. Its said that if you can observe your thoughts and emotions from a detached position, you will be less likely to get stuck in that endless spiral of anxious worry. Mindfulness also helps us remember that we are not our thoughts or emotions; we just happen to experience them.
How to be in Mindfulness
Put your smart phone stay away from you. Take a deep breath, sit back and see what’s going on around you, feel your experience. Be curious about your experience, and be present. When you start growing a new relationship with anxiety by just accepting it for what it is, and stop trying to resit it, it might not feel like as huge of a problem.