Topic: if i medetate will it help clear my anxiety and my mind?
May 20, 2019 / By Trisha Question:
i suffer from anxiety and sometimes depersonalization so does anyone have tips on what to do, ive been to the doc but med... im against does anyone no if medetation can help
Sam | 5 days ago
Meditation can deflinitely help with anxiety, unless the anxiety is severe. Although I too am against most medication, there is a place for it in severe depression, anxiety, and so on. There is so much in alternative medicine that can help with anxiety. You might try herbs like valerian root, kava kava, chamomile, passion flower, lemon balm, and hops. Probably valerian and kava kava are the best.
Almost anything that can increase relaxation can relieve anxiety, whether it is acupuncture, massage therapy, reiki, etc. My own experience has been that exercise has been a great boon. I do an odd combination of yoga, light weight training, and aerobics. What is important is to find the exercise that you enjoy and works for you. It would probably be best to avoid caffeine if you have too much anxiety.
I know from personal experience that meditation and similar relaxation techniques can greatly reduce stress and thus allevate anxiety, However, depersonalization complicates the issue. I would avoid any form of meditation in which one get's lost in one "inner world." Below is a link regarding mindfulness meditation in which you would be more aware of the sensory world ariybd you and how you react to it. So mindfulness meditation (or what the Buddhist called vipassana meditation) might be really helpful. At least you can try it for a month, and see how you feel. Remember that results do not happen overnight.
With depersonalization, I would tend more toward physical exercise or anything that draws you out into the world. This includes personal relationships and some form of therapy.
Beware of some of the answers you received where they are trying to push you into a particular form of therapy like EMDR, etc. Good luck to you. Hope this helps.
I've been suffering from severe anxiety at times with panic attacks and yes, depersonalization for the last 4 months. I'm also against meds but I was having too many anxiety attacks and etc that I couldn't deal with it no more . So I went to a doc and got xanax and it was a miracle pill to say the least. But like I said I don't like the the idea of becoming dependent on a pill plus I don't have that kind of money to support a diet pill right now I only took it for a month.
So about 3 weeks ago I stopped taking xanax. A couple of days later I got more extreme and violent attacks where I was; trembling, couldn't control my jaw and shaking, tingle sensation on my hands and feet, fewer, chills,dread, apprehension,dizziness,palpitations,ches... constricted like someone was putting all their weight on my chest and worst of all I started fearing my sanity and wondering if I was ever, ever going to feel normal again.
So, after a couple of episodes I remember somewhere hearing that meditation helps control anxiety and stress. I thank God or Life that I decided to research meditation.Let me tell you that it works just like taking a xanax. Right after I did my first exercise with some light yoga I felt at peace and all the pressure in my chest was gone instantly. I STRONGLY recommend you try it.The focus of meditation is breathing and clearing your mind. It has worked for me, I have improved all my disorders by 90% and sometime 100%.
*Breathes* ok, after that long winded answer here are some websites to look at and do some research on it.
If you use Itunes download the podcast zencast or if you don't use Itunes then go to their website and dowload it there, its zencast.org
This helps alot alot!!
Second you can start researching Buddhism and meditation by visiting buddhanet.com and finally please check this website out even if you don't check the others this one is really helpful. http://www.anxietynomore.co.uk/
I hope I was of help to you as these were to me.Good Luck! and I hope you feel better soon=)
A person should carefully consider what is likely to occur, it is not possible or constructive to try to think of every eventuality. For example, in the interests of family safety, you might consider what to do in case of a fire in your home. You might purchase and install smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. You might plan and rehearse escape routes from different parts of the house. But when does sensible, practical planning end and excessive, unwarranted anxiety begin? Such anxiety begins when you start to agonize over an endless number of hypothetical situations, many of which may be the product of a fertile imagination. Disquieting thoughts may overtake you, convincing you that you must have overlooked something or that you have not done enough to protect your family. This self-inflicted anguish can weigh so heavily on your mind that you may lose sleep over it. Some would say, ‘Do not cross the bridge until you come to it.’ There may be no need to cross that imaginary bridge after all! So why be tormented by something that may never occur? The Bible says: “Anxious care in the heart of a man is what will cause it to bow down.” Philippians 4:6, 7 “Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” in response to our persistent prayers and supplications, Jehovah can give us an inner calm that protects our minds from being disturbed by unnecessary anxieties.
Yes, and because you have depersonalisation (which is addressed in section 46, at http://www.ezy-build.net.nz/~shaneris ) I recommend the Progressive Muscle Relaxation, in section 11. The 1st 3 pages of section 2, and pages C & I have other types you may care to try.
See anxiety treatments, at ezy build (below) in section 6. Set yourself a specific time period for worrying about anything, (say; around three quarters of an hour, possibly when you get home, or after your evening meal, but not too close to bedtime) after which, resolve firmly to refuse to even entertain the thought of worrying again on that day: realise and accept that to do otherwise would be counterproductive to your mental health, and enjoyment of life.
You will have had your "worry time" for the day, and can just write down any more thoughts that come to mind, and say to yourself: "Well, I'll just have to worry about that tomorrow, won't I?". It is important to deal with a negative internal monologue (self talk), or mental process, such as disturbing thoughts, or images, by the process of (a): recognising it, and (b): challenging it immediately. When you notice something negative, such as: "I'm never going to get over this!" or: "Why am I always so pathetic/useless/such a loser?" or even: "I can't do this/will never get over this!", or a disturbing image, recognise that this is part of the mindset which will hold you back from progressing in your recovery. Having identified and labelled it, visualise a large red "STOP!" sign, and/or possibly a stern faced person wagging an index finger at you in a negative manner, then say to yourself as forcefully as you can, even aloud in a big voice, if alone: "I know this tactic: GO AWAY FOR A WHILE !!!" You may want to use either: "ruse", "ploy", "game", or "trick", instead of "tactic". In the case of an image, visualise a large "STOP" sign, or your preferred version. Some people go so far as to keep a wide rubber band in their pocket, then put it around their wrist, when they catch themselves backsliding, stretch and release it, as a method of reprogramming their mind sooner, but I don't regard it as being strictly necessary. Remember to remove it, afterwards, if you use this method.
Practice one of the relaxation methods in sections 2, 11, 2c, or 2i, daily, and when needed. Alternatively, give the EFT a good tryout, to see if it helps you. There is also a version for use in public places, (if you like, you can claim to have a headache, as you massage/lightly tap your temples, but you would then be restricted to subvocalising: saying it to yourself in your mind). Section 53, and pages 2, 2.q and 2.o at http://www.ezy-build.net.nz/~shaneris also refer: "Even though I sometimes suffer from anxiety, I deeply and completely accept myself." Neurofeedback treatment for anxiety is increasingly becoming available. Herbal remedies, such as valerian, (which is not recommended for use if depression is also present) passionflower, or St.John's wort, are often effective, but the idea is (as with anxiolytic medication) to use them like water wings, or training wheels on a bicycle, providing initial support, and giving time for other treatments, such as therapy, and relaxation techniques, to take effect.
A variant of Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy, which has been used successfully for those people suffering from anxiety: it is easily learned, quick to use, yet can be very effective, is on page N, of section 6, and I use it before the relaxation techniques, because I have found that it makes them quicker to employ, and more effective.