You can transform anxiety. This is possible if you have access to the right intervention and are willing to put in the necessary work. Your personal responsibility is essential. It is not enough to have a desire for change. You will need to set change in motion through your corresponding actions.
You Can Understand Anxiety By Looking At A Tattoo
The best analogy for describing anxiety in relation to the brain is by using a tattoo as an example. A tattoo, once inscribed into the skin, becomes difficult to un-inscribe. It is possible, but you will need to be ready to put in the effort.
Similarly, your brain over the years creates neurological pathways to re-enforce and nurture your anxiety habit. These pathways now maintain a rigid structure of conformity as far as your life and anxiety are concerned. This includes your thoughts, feelings, symptoms, avoidances, triggers, actions, reactions and your self-image. These pathways are now in the fabric of the brain as a result of many years of worrying, ruminating and focusing on negative thoughts.
Is There a Way Out of Anxiety Disorder?
The good news is that there is a way out to transformation. It takes desire, determination, and discipline. You will need to commit to making your desired change happen. You may have the most effective steps to recovery. If you lack determination and the willpower to push through until change comes, you can delay your transformation. Transformation is possible, but it is not inevitable. You will need to make it happen. Here are three principles that make transformation possible:
3 Principles that Hold the Keys to Anxiety Recovery
I have taught across the UK one of the most effective solutions for anxiety recovery around today; The F.E.A.R Model. When I was creating the F.E.A.R model approach, I drew from personal experience as ex-anxiety sufferer. But I did not stop there. I spent thousands of hours on researching, studying, observing clients in therapy and experimenting the best interventions for anxiety recovery with patients with various anxiety-related disorders. Eventually, I established the core statements for the F.E.A.R model. The following are the 3 foundational propositions upon which the F.E.A.R model recovery approach is built:
- Anxiety appears first as a natural response to a threatening stimulus; but becomes habitual, ingrained into the brain, through the repetition of negative thoughts, feelings, imaginations, and avoidances.
- Anxiety can, therefore, be unlearned through the repetition of positive thoughts, feelings, imaginations, and advances.
- The brain rewires itself for anxiety or tranquility in accordance to our dominant thoughts, feelings, imaginations and avoidances ( or advances).
A Step to Recovery
Your negative thoughts, feelings, imaginations and your avoidance mechanism conspired together over time to programme your emotional mind for anxiety. To overcome anxiety, you will need the same elements; thoughts, feelings, imaginations and avoidance mechanism. You only need to do a few things differently this time around. You need to keep all these elements positive for a certain amount of time until their positive energies eventually dismantle the old anxiety programming. Once this happens, they then rewire the emotional mind and the brain for calm and tranquility. This is the basis for the F.E.A.R. model which has helped many sufferers towards transformation.