My holistic approach to kicking anxieties ass!

Hi my name is Meghan and it's been 1 month since my last panic attack!

These words are so joyful to me, I have severely suffered from anxiety since 2010 . I was on pills, I went to therapy, I tried so much and still couldn't cope. Living a numb life was not for me either I thrived to feel in control! When actually thinking about it I knew I had to share these tips with you guys because I know how disturbing anxiety it can be. 

These are things that assisted me but please note anxiety is different from one person to the next so do ask your doctor and see if these methods will assist you. My approach has become more holistic over the last few months and that's what has seemed to help me.

Just for a quick background on me I suffer from PTSD and social anxiety even walking in a mall would get me feeling light headed. Over the years the symptoms got worse and even attending small gatherings were daunting. Its been a nightmare really. Thankfully for the first time in ages I haven't had the numbing panic attacks, only slight heart racing but these tips usually get me grounded in a few short minutes.

Yip meditation is my one go to method I love the tonglen meditation method but I also l love the follow along meditations you can find on YouTube. Let me know if you keen to know which are my favorites.

Valerian herbs:
I have seen this stuff work on my sister, my gran and so many other friends. Valerian is an amazing herb that assist in reducing stress, anxiety and assists with sleep. Which are basically impossible to achieve while having a panic attack. Get more details on the herb here.

Day dreaming: 
I take a few minutes to really visualize my perfect world I know it sounds silly but I haven't touched a sleeping pill in a while thanks to doing this nightly. The one thing about about anxiety is you feel so out of control and actually planning the future gets you back in full control of your mind and life.

The 4-7-8 breathing method:
This really helps when you begin to feel your heart racing which is usually the first part of an oncoming panic attack. This method slows down your breathing and gets you back to feeling inner serenity. Get the details here.

Please be sure to do your research on these methods before trying them out. These tips are just what has personally worked for me and not meant to persuade you to stop taking any medication your doctor has prescribed.  If you do happen to try these techniques I do hope they help you and get you feeling calm and serene. 

1 comment

  1. I never really consulted a doctor but I have been wanting to because I really that I'm suffering such. I don't know if it's because of the sudden shift/change that happened in my life but it's somehow already taking a toll on me. I'll definitely try Valerian herb and the 4-7-8 breathing method.

    - Tricia Willa | Eccentric Earthling


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