Have you removed your fear disorder (anxiety) yet?
If not, then why haven’t you? Well it’s simple really. You haven’t overcome your anxiety because everything you’ve tried to use to overcome it hasn’t worked for you. Fair enough you might be successful at managing it but who wants to manage anxiety when it can be removed?
If a doctor or anyone else in the mental health industry has told you that anxiety recovery isn’t possible… they’re are lying!
Take me for example, I tried all sorts of conventional treatments for anxiety throughout my life and ‘surprise – surprise’ nothing worked. I was put on anxiety medication/anti depressants, I tried CBT, had someone tap me with their hands, Hypnotherapy, talking therapies and okay I felt some respite from my anxiety for a little while (when I say a little while, I mean like a few hours).
I did eventually put my anxiety condition to bed when I applied an anxiety elimination program called The Linden Method (Read my full story here).
When you develop an anxiety disorder, you are practicing being anxious all the time and before long the anxiety becomes a subconscious habit. The only way to remove habits is through a process called Neuroplasticity and a vital part in this process is something called neural pathway trimming.
If you don’t understand what is meant by ‘neural pathway trimming’ then imagine a person snipping away at a tree, trimming away the twigs. So what this means is that because anxiety is a subconscious habit, you can remove the anxious pathways and replace them with new non-anxious ones. You can trim away the anxious pathways and replace them with healthier, non-anxious pathways.
This is the only way to stop anxiety, it’s called neuroplasticity.
What is Neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity is a process that happens in the brain whenever you learn a new behaviour, basically a learning process. You are building new neural pathways right now as you’re reading this. In fact you’re building new neural pathways in your brain every second of everyday whether you’re conscious of it not. In fact, you’re not conscious of it.
Check out this quick and extremely helpful video about neuroplasticity below
There’s also a trimming function that happens when we no longer require a certain neural pathway (habit). When we replace an unwanted habit, the unwanted connections in our brain become trimmed away. If this process of neural pathway trimming didn’t happen then our heads would be the size of a planet… freaky right!
The Linden Method is a program that forces the process of neuroplasticity to happen without relying on chance. It forces the body and minds self correcting mechanism to switch off anxiety.
If you would like to read about my story with anxiety and how I actually removed it, then head over to this page – www.larcoaching.org/home/lawrence-gregory
What actually is anxiety?
If you currently think anxiety is an emotion, then you’re
right wrong! Anxiety is a disorder of the emotion of fear. You can’t have a disorder of a disorder, it’s impossible.
There is an emotion and there is a disorder of that emotion. Fear is a normal, natural emotional response to a threat in our environment and when we perceive something as a threat, we respond with the ‘fight or flight response’ = fear.
When the threat has passed, our fear levels return back to normal. Yes we feel a little shaky as the adrenaline takes a while to leave our bodies, but the threat has gone and our fear response switches back to a baseline normality. We need fear, it’s there to keep us safe, but we don’t actually need anxiety.
However, when someone is experiencing a fear disorder, they experience high levels of anxiety constantly. Pretty much every waking moment as I did for up until the age of 22 (As I’ll explain later on).
99.99% of the time there is no true threat in our environment and so because we cannot find any threat externally, our over-active anxious mind starts to look internally and search for a potential threat. But of course it can never be found, however this doesn’t mean that your body won’t respond with more anxiety because it will.
Your over-active imagination and along with the bodies natural response to fear (false fear in this case) will work together to perpetuate an anxiety condition, also known as a fear disorder.
The disorder being risk assessments carried out continuously.
So if you’re someone who is experiencing anxiety on a pretty much continual basis, If you would like to find out how you can overcome your fear disorder, then please make sure you read my story. You’ll also be pleased to know that I’m a qualified coach for the program and if coaching is something you would appreciate then DEFINITELY check out that page!
Until next time
Peace, love and empowerment!