Psycho-Babble Psychology | about psychological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: is this just how it's going to be? anxiety llurpsienoodle

Posted by ClearSkies on March 5, 2008, at 15:47:20

In reply to is this just how it's going to be? anxiety, posted by llurpsienoodle on March 5, 2008, at 7:37:02

My experience with meditation and guided relaxation has been that I've had to make them daily habits in order to find them beneficial. When I've reached for them in crisis time - omigod I'm really anxious, I'd better meditate Right Now!! then I might as well stop before I start. It works best for me to pick the same time of day and stick to it; and to do the meditation whether I feel that I "need" it or not - after several weeks' worth of this, I find that my body starts to become relaxed in anticipation of the meditation process, which is a wonderful gift in itself. That I've chosen bedtime to do this meditation has made night something I now look forward to, instead of a time I approach with great anxiety, which used to be the case.

For me, the magic was in creating the habit - this was what created the relaxed state of mind.

I still take medications as prescribed, but I see them also as a tool for creating that relaxed state, rather than the cure for my anxiety. The real tools are still up in my head.

Oh, and a cup of tea is hard to beat! Can't run around with a cup of tea in your hand...

take care,
CS


Share
Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Psychology | Framed

poster:ClearSkies thread:816325
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/psycho/20080226/msgs/816395.html