Anxiety Relief: Give Yourself Permission to Get Better

courageI received a comment from a reader in need in my last post and felt it would benefit all of us to share it here.

It is so very important to remember that anxiety relief is available to all of us- regardless of what makes you anxious, or how long you have suffered!

Of course, your Anxiety would have you believe otherwise. My reader, Husan, has the 60 Second Panic Solution, but has struggled with anxiety for over 30 years.  He suffers with profuse sweating, panic attacks, and social anxiety…

Husan:  Hi Jill, I am inspired by your website. You are truly brave and I sincerely wish you continued success with your recovery.
I stumbled across your website a few weeks back and have been enjoying reading your articles. They are written with real emotion and conviction but more importantly, you are able to relate to all your fellow sufferers.

Jill:  Thank you Husan I appreciate your kind words. I wouldn’t say I’m brave. Like you, I just got sick and tired of living with the tremendous burden of coping with anxiety and panic every day of my life. I decided I would do whatever it took to get better, and I knew in my heart that a life of freedom from fear wasn’t only available to other people. I knew that God loved me as much as someone without anxiety.

Husan:  I read, with interest, the article and review of the 60 Second Panic Solution. I was compelled to buy it immediately which I did and am trying my level best to go through the programme on a daily basis but do not achieve this always.

Jill:  I would strongly suggest you commit yourself to the program 100% for 30 days. Fully immerse yourself into learning the strategies that Anna teaches. Promise yourself you will start each and every day with the Alter Picture Audio. Once you are in a calm and relaxed state, then go over the Tripe A Technique, as well as the Rapid Relaxation.

Do this every day for 30 days. I guarantee you will never regret this wonderful life affirming gift you are giving yourself!

Anna’s program is not difficult. If it was I sure wouldn’t be doing it or telling others to try it. Just do what she says and you will see results. I have been doing it for over a month now as you know, and I could not be more satisfied. I am no longer riddled with constant anxiety. It is just simply miraculous, in my opinion.

Husan:  I have suffered with Anxiety and Panic Disorder coupled with Agoraphobia for over 30 years. This also manifested into Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). My physical symptom during an Anxiety/Panic attack is that I start sweating uncontrollably. You would be forgiven into thinking that I had literally come out of the shower. My whole body is dripping with sweat during my Anxiety/Panic attack. The more that I wipe my face and try to look inconspicuous, the worse it gets and the more conscious I become of making a complete and utter fool of myself. Once these thoughts have taken over, then my mind goes into overdrive into telling me how useless and pathetic I am and what people must be thinking of me.

This I could perhaps cope with but not when I am left feeling that I am causing an embarrassment to my wife and children. I am particularly conscious of performance and the fear of being ridiculed. I was bullied all through school and have very low self esteem and no confidence.

Jill:  Please Husan, commit to learning the Triple A Technique, so that you can stop having panic attacks. This is vital, so that you can then start working on all those old programs ingrained into your mind- the ones that lie and tell you that you are a fool, that you are useless and pathetic. None of this is true! You are kind, intelligent and loving. You didn’t ask to have anxiety. It took over and made your life hard. And I promise you it doesn’t have to be that way any longer.

I am sorry you were bullied. I think a lot of people with anxiety suffer or suffered with low self esteem. I certainly did and can tell you it is a gift to learn to love and value yourself and your life again.

Husan:  Although a struggle, I managed to get through University. That said, I have fought Anxiety and Panic Disorder as much as possible and refused to let it have total control (event though it never feels that way). I have always made a success of every position I have held. I am a Chartered Engineer and have always worked in very demanding roles with significant responsibility attached to them. I am aware that these roles have put additional strain on my ability to cope with Panic and Anxiety and have fueled them further.

Jill:  Just look at how intelligent and accomplished you are! Isn’t it amazing that you have all these wonderful credentials and employment history, and yet your anxiety tells you those horrible things you mentioned above that make you feel bad about yourself? Isn’t it time to stop believing all those limiting thoughts and be the person you always knew you could be on the inside? The happy person you were before anxiety came into your life?

Husan:  Anxiety and Panic Disorder make you feel very isolated and alone. I am deeply depressed most of the time and fearful of the next attack. It is extremely difficult to confide in anyone as you are unable to convince your own self that you are worthy of anyone’s help. I am experiencing Anxiety and Panic attacks regularly all day and the feeling of disappointment and self loathing is overwhelming which then leads to self hate and ridicule.

Jill:  Once again, let me gently and respectfully suggest that you commit to fully immersing yourself in the program. Start with the wonderful Alter Picture Audio. As you know, there is a full section dealing with Depression, which will benefit you tremendously. You can also email Anna with specific questions and concerns. She is warm and kind and very, very smart.

Husan:  Like many sufferers, I have read hundreds if not thousands of articles on the web, bought and tried many so called methods, cures, remedies, medication etc. etc. but none have worked for me. It may be that as an Anxiety or Panic sufferer, we want that ‘magic’ instant solution and we do not possess the patience nor endurance to stay with any program for any length of time before we move on to the next possible solution

Jill:  I agree. I did the same thing for years. In fact, I even convinced myself that my case was so severe and I had suffered so long, that I simply could not be cured. And that was the biggest lie of all- this lie kept me sick with anxiety for over 30 years.

I am living and breathing today knowing my life has turned around. I can’t go back in time and give myself back the years I have lost to anxiety, but I can get the word out to others that anxiety relief: healing and peace and a life of quality and dignity is fully available to all anxiety sufferers.

Husan:  My advice to anyone suffering from any Anxiety or Panic Disorder is to seek help immediately. DO NOT suffer in silence and certainly not for the period I have. This is VITAL to your recovery. Anxiety and Panic Disorder IS CURABLE and the sooner you start, the sooner you will see positive results and regain control.

Jill:  I agree with your advice.

Husan:  This is the first time I have ever written on the subject and I am sorry if it is not coherent.

Jill:  It is very coherent. I am happy that you wrote and I know that reaching out for the first time is a sign that you are truly ready to get better and help yourself. I applaud you for taking this step. This is wonderful :)

Husan:  Never let Anxiety or Panic control what you do and where you go. Life is so short. You were NOT put on this earth to suffer. Free your mind of this debilitating and useless condition. It is NOT welcome and serves no purpose in your life. Who cares what others think if you experience an Anxiety/Panic attack. What you feel, think and believe is much more important. DON’T do nothing. If you haven’t already, the time to change and take control is NOW. You deserve a better life. You are no longer a prisoner – be free and enjoy life.

Jill:  Amen…

Please take excellent care of yourself and please let me know how you are doing once you have started committing yourself to the program daily. I trust that you will find the peace you so richly deserve.

I wish you peace,
Jill

ps. – If you would like to learn more about the 60 Second Panic Solution, please click here for more information and to get started.

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6 Responses to Anxiety Relief: Give Yourself Permission to Get Better

  1. maz says:

    Wow. What a wonderful post. Jilly you know how much I admire you. Husan you are awesome look what you have achieved even through panic and anxiety. On Jill’s advice I am also following the 60 second panic solution it’s great. To all stay strong be brave and know how wonderful we really are

    Luv Maz x

    • JillG says:

      Thanks for the supportive comment Mazzy. I am thrilled that you are benefiting from the program. It feels so good to know we are doing this together! :)

      I also wanted to mention that Anna added some new audios and videos to the course. Under the Section 1 – Panic Attacks Tab, she added Panic Attack First Aid For New Members. This audio is beneficial for those that can’t relax yet. Also, under the Coaching Program tab, there is a wonderful video to watch called 2 Fast Acting Ways to End Constant Worry. Both of these are very helpful when I’m in worry mode and help me quickly get my bearings again…

      xxx Hugs

  2. Husan says:

    Hi Jill,
    Thanks for your messages of support Jill and Maz. I am touched. I really hope that the post will benefit people who suffer in silence. The hardest thing is to develop the discipline and mind set to practice the methods (whatever they are) and accept that there will be set backs along the road to recovery and not beat yourself up when you do have set backs. It will take a significant amount of energy, patience and perseverance to reprogram what you have conditioned your mind to accept as ‘normal behaviour’ when in reality, it is not. A heightened state of ‘red alert’ even when there is no danger present will take time to diminish. No one can put a timescale on the healing process. Some will find relief almost instantly and others will struggle on but struggle on you must in order to rid yourself of these unwanted conditions.
    We all deserve to have peace and harmony and feel joy and happiness. However, these emotions are suppressed and shadowed by fear, anxiety and panic which have been given far too much power and control. This balance must be changed and our feelings and emotions need to be reprogrammed so that the scales are tipped in favour of feeling joy and happiness and appreciating all the wonderful things that life has to offer. We just need to look deeper and further into ourselves to discover them and help bring them to the surface.
    Again, Thank you. Keep up the excellent work.

    • JillG says:

      I agree, mindset is probably the biggest hurdle. I like to keep it real simple for my anxiety recovery. Simply, keeping my mind positive, and to keep putting myself out there using gentle exposure.

      Those setbacks do happen. They are expected and normal. And know that having them doesn’t negate all the work you’ve done. Being gentle and compassionate with yourself is the best way to nurse yourself back after a setback, in my opinion.

      A baby step approach to anxiety recovery has been the most successful for me. As they say, “Inch by inch, it’s a cinch…”

      Take care and all the best to you Husan.

  3. maz says:

    Very nice post jilly. Slow and simple is best. Setbacks really suck and when I’m having one i remind myself how bad I was. Nice post hsuan too. Peace to all fellow sufferers. Luv Maz x

    • JillG says:

      That’s a really good idea Maz- to remind yourself of where you used to be. I think I’ll do that too. What a great motivator to keep going. Thanks hon! :-) xx

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