Stop Anxiety Without Drugs

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How to Stop Anxiety Without Drugs

Stop Anxiety Without Drugs

“Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.”Rose Kennedy

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older.” The cost of this is enormous with more than $42 billion being spent every year to help people cope with anxiety disorders.

Today, people are finding it harder and harder to relax. The pace of life today is breathtaking. We are constantly connected to information flies flying at us at high speed making it difficult to impossible for many people to just let go and truly relax.

If you go to a doctor they will often prescribe drugs to help you relax. But for most people these drugs do little, if anything to relieve the anxiety because drugs do not address the core problem, only symptoms.

People throughout history have learned how to relax and, with a little practice, you can learn how to relax too.

The following is a realization process that can help you stop the anxiety anytime, anyplace, no matter how stressed the situation you’re in:

1. Stretch

Simply sitting up straight and rotating your head and your shoulders is an excellent method you can use to stretch your neck and upper back and relieve the stress that can build up I n that area.

2. Smile

It’s hard to be stressed out when you smile. In fact research shows that smiling is an easy way to improve your mood. An added benefit is smiling makes you more attractive to others.

3. Close Your Eyes or Focus on a Fixed Spot

When you move your eyes around you are increasing your stress because you are sending more sensory information to your brain that needs to process. This increases your stress level.

Instead, focus your attention on one spot or, if you’re in a situation that permits closing your eyes, close them.

4. Practice Belly Breathing

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Learn Mindfulness

In my book, Modern Mindfulness, we discuss how taking slow, deep breaths into your belly can help you relax. By controlling your breathing you are controlling your physiology.

• When you’re stressed, you’ll begin breathing shallowly and rapidly into the top of your lungs. Slow, deep breaths that draw air into the bottom of your lungs oxygenate your blood, remove carbon dioxide, and actually change the pH of your blood.

• Belly breathing requires you to focus on your breathing, not on what’s stressing you out. As you breathe, feel your stomach expand and contract as the air moves in and out of your body. Your thoughts should be only about your breathing, nothing else.

• As you breathe out repeat “I am relaxed.” Continue to repeat this phrase until you’re completely relaxed.

5. Use Progressive Relaxation          

One of the techniques I teach many of my clients who want to stop their anxiety is progressive relaxation. Start at your feet and focus on relaxing each muscle group, one by one. After you relax your feet you can relax your shins and calves. Continue until you’ve relaxed every muscle in your body.

After you’ve gone through your entire body, assess it for any tension. If there are any spots with tension, return to them relax them again.

6. Return Your Focus to Belly Breathing

Once you’ve relaxed your body re-focus your thoughts on your breathing. By focusing on your breathing you are taking control of your thoughts. Now instead of thinking about stressful things you’re thinking about how to relax!

7. Return to What You Were Doing

As you go back to your previous activity focus on your breathing and the activity itself. You can stop the anxiety by staying in the present and letting the future take care of itself. Just breathe deeply as you perform whatever it is you are doing, staying focused on the task at hand.

Practice – The Best Way to Stop the Anxiety

For you to become good at anything you need to practice. That way you’ll be able to use this process as soon as you start to feel stressed.

To perfect your technique practice any time you’re even a little stressed. This will give you the ability to relax in higher stress situations. In a short while you’ll be able to relax in any situation.

It’s no different than learning to play piano. At first, you might be able to play when you’re all alone, but it’s far more difficult to play while 100 people are watching and listening. But with practice you’ll be able to relax anytime and anywhere no matter who’s around.

Over time, you’ll notice that your ability to relax is almost a reflex. You’ll naturally begin this process every time you’re stressed, relaxing your mind and body automatically. Instead of having the “get stressed out” habit you’ll develop the “stay calm and relaxed” habit.

You Can Stop the Anxiety Without Drugs

Instead of reaching for a pill start using this process for a month. After a month you’ll have developed a relaxation habit that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives in methods to relieve anxiety and stress so that they can build the life of their dreams.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong to relieve anxiety.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to relieve anxiety then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.