I believe there are three main things I can attribute my success in overcoming anxiety to: Healing the mind, healing the body, and healing the spirit.
First I healed my mind. By realizing and understanding the problems I faced I began searching for serenity. Through counseling I became aware and gained an understanding of what was going on in my life to cause the problems I was having. But understanding is one thing, changing the way you feel and the way your body reacts is another. Through hypnotherapy, I was able to reprogram the way I thought and felt about things on a subconscious level. I can’t even put into words how much that helped and how quickly.
Second, I healed my body. Healing can only happen at the source of the problem yet we often treat the symptoms. I have never been a big believer in homeopathic remedies. I wanted powerful medicine from a doctor. What I have come to realize though is that we are products of the laws of nature. Our bodies abide by those laws. Therefore, nature often provides us with what we need to heal our natural bodies. Deficiencies in vitamins and minerals can have an enormous impact on how the chemistry in our body works.
Third, I healed my spirit. How I perceive the world around me makes a huge difference in how I feel. Embracing the pain I have felt in the past and choosing not to let other peoples actions and emotions reflect on how I perceive myself is essential. It is my decision on how I choose to feel about something. I can let it destroy me or it can help make me stronger. Life focus can also contribute to your feeling of fulfillment. A life unfulfilled often leads to trying to fill it with addictions such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, power, possessions, or control.
I am not a doctor. I can only tell you what has worked for me. Many people have told me of their success stories using some of the same approaches. Before you try anything new, make sure you talk to your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to do so. If you are on any medications, or have any health problems, it is important to discuss your treatment plans with your doctor first.