Overcoming Anxiety

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Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear, Burn-out Through Self Hypnosis Techniques​

Synopsis of My Three Panel Talks Delivered at Women Economic Forum Annual Function New Delhi May 8th to May 13th 2017.

  1. Feminine Leadership- it is all about Being a B.I.T.C.H, Acting B.I.T.C.H-Y & Becoming B.I.T.C.H-YER
  2. Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear, Burnout Through Self Hypnosis Techniques
  3. Top Entrepreneurship Challenges & how to Conquer Them

These are Posted as 3 Separate Blog Articles Together – To Read These You have To Click On Three Blogs Separately.

This is The Second Talk. As soon as we get the Video from the WEF – we shall post them online

Anxiety, Burn-out, Depression, stress, Fear => are some of the things – all of us experience in our life few times.

But when it goes on for long time & incapacitates our life => then they turn into dis-orders & we would need expert medical & psychiatric treatments.

Because it is not a medical conference or a session – where we have people with Anxiety, Depression & Other psychiatric dis-orders => therefore I shall talk about the things that we can do ourselves to manage & overcome day-to-day stress & recognize when we need expert help.

The symptoms of anxiety and stress are driven by the same chemical reaction;

Contrary to popular belief, there is a difference between stress and anxiety. ... Stress is caused by an existing stress-causing factor or stressor.

Anxiety is stress that continues after that stressor is gone.

Anxiety is chronic stress, whereas stress is a normal response to something upsetting.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders are Not the Same.

Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but people with depression often experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness, irritability, and problems sleeping and concentrating.

Few Dis-orders caused by Fear & Anxiety

  • Phobias are differentiated by the fact that they happen in the context of identifiable situations. They are marked by anxiety and avoidance.
  • Posttraumatic stress disorders, acute or chronic, have generalized anxiety as a major component following an accident, a loss, or any other disaster.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders are characterized by tension stemming from the conscious emergence of thoughts, desires, and wishes to perform certain actions, and attempts to deny, ignore, undo, or suppress them.
  • Adjustment disorders represent maladaptive responses to identifiable psychological stressors. Predominant symptoms in adjustment disorders with anxious mood, are nervousness, worry, and jitteriness
  • What is Burn –Out

    1. Prolonged Demotivation Will Cause Burnout [This Is Especially In The Case Of Job => But Can Happen In Very Close Relationships Also – Where Your efforts To Mend/Improve/Repair Relationship Is Not Giving You Any Positive Results – and may be coming worts].
    2. Untreated Burnout Situation May Turn Into Depression And Other Major Issues Needing Expert Help. You May Get Into A "Fight, Freeze, Fright, Or Flight" Syndrome If Not Taken Help

    Symptoms of Burnout

    A. Physical Symptoms

    1.Always Feeling Fatigued - Lack Energy , Tired ,Physically And Emotionally Exhausted, Drained, And Depleted

    2.Trouble Falling Asleep Or Staying Asleep

    3.Stomachache, Headache, Fainting/Dizziness

    4.Frequent Falling Sick Due To Weak Immune System

    5.Loss Of Appetite

    B. Mental Symptoms

    1.Not Remembering Or Inability To Recall Even The Simple Things – Which Cannot Be Forgotten

    2.Losing Concentration And Inability To Focus

    3.You Are Scared To Take Actions

    4.Find It Difficult To Relax

    5.A Generally Negative Attitude, Often Paired With The Feeling That Nothing Is Going To Work Out

    C. Emotional Symptoms

    1.Worrying Most Of Time

    2.Feeling Low

    3.Losing Ability To Laugh

    4.Feeling Sad,

    5.Having The Sense Of Hopelessness

    6.Feeling of Guilt

    7.Anger

    8.Loss Of Enjoyment

    9.Feelings Of Apathy

    10.Increased Irritability

    11.Sense Of Failure And Self-Doubt

    12.Feeling Helpless, Trapped

    13.Acceptance Of Defeat – That All Is Lost

    14.Increasingly Cynical And Negative Outlook

    15.Decreased Satisfaction And Sense Of Accomplishment

    16.Feeling Alone In The World

    17.Do Not Look Forward To Future

    18.Feel Worthless Or Unworthy

    19.Frequent Boredom

    D. Work/Professional Symptoms

    1. Loss of Productivity And Poor Performance

    2.Withdrawing From Responsibilities

    3.Skipping Work Or Coming In Late And Leaving Early

    4.Procrastinating, Taking Longer To Get Things Done

    5.Find It Difficult To Take Initiatives

    6.Feelings Of Stagnation

    7.Constantly Worry That You May Make Mistake

    8.Loose Control Over Minor Issues And Tend To Over-React To The People/Situations

    9.Disengagement From Work

    10.Increased Absenteeism And Accidents

    11.Slipping Job Performance

    12.Interpersonal Problems At Home And At Work

    13.Being Preoccupied With Work ... When You're Not At Work – Always Thinking About Work

    Techniques Which can be Used By Your Self

    1. Breathing Exercises, Yoga & Physical Exercises
    2. Meditation
    3. Visualizations
    4. Self-hypnosis
    5. Aromatherapy
    6. Sex
    7. Music Relaxation
    8. Getting Organized
    9. Journaling
    10. Talk It Out with a Friend/Mentor
    11. Involvement in Passionate Hobbies
    12. Causes which help others unconditionally
    13. Becoming Assertive - Learning to Say No
    14. Identifying Your Triggers – which makes you lose your control => Both situations & people & Creating a Plan of Action
    15. Using EFT

    Here I am going to explain 2 Techniques

    1. Self Hypnosis – Anchoring & Visualization -NLP Anchoring Tool – To Create instant Mood Change
    2. Emotional Freedom technique

    1. Self Hypnosis – Anchoring & Visualization

    1.First Choose A Time & Place – Where There Is Not Interruption Through People, Noise Anything

    2.Sit Relaxed With Your Eyes Closed – The Entire Exercise Would Be Done With Your Eyes Closed

    3.Take A Deep Long Breath, Hold It For A While & Then Let It Go Slowly – Once More - Take Another Deep Long Breath, Hold It For A While & Then Let It Go Slowly – Then Again - Take Yet Another Deep Long Breath, Hold It For A While & Then Let It Go Slowly

    4.Now Go Back To Your Life & Search Through Your Life's Positive & Powerfully Impactful Events – Select The One Event Which Made You Feel Either One Or Some Or All Of The Following

    a)Most Successful

    b)Most Powerful Like A Time When You Really Felt You Could Have Achieved Whatever You Wanted

    c)Most Confident

    d)Most Happy

    e)Most Loved

    f)Most Enthusiastic

    5. Recall This Particular Incident & Try To Visualize The Entire Episode Which Made You Experience These Most Powerful Feelings & Emotions

    6. While Visualizing – Feel That – As If It Is Happening Right Now

    7. Observe What You Are Doing, Hear What You Are Saying, What You Are Wearing, Feel What You Are Feeling

    8. Observe Who All Are There & What They Are Doing, Hear What They Are Saying, What They Are Wearing & What Are The Expression They Have

    9. Make That Scenario Brighter, Bring It Closer, Make It More Colorful – Till You Find The Intensity Of The Positive Emotions Are Bursting Within You

    10. Only When - When You Are Feeling The Most Powerful, The Most Confident, The Most Happy – While In This Exercise => Take Your Index Finger & Thumb Of Your Left Hand And Press Your Right Ear Lobe. After Pressing For A Second Release It.

    11. Then Open Your Eyes – Do Something Different To Take Your Mind Away For 30 Seconds => Walk, Sing, Anything.

    12. Then Close Your Eyes – Then Take A Deep Long Breath, Hold It For A While & Then Let It Go Slowly => Now Release The Trigger By => Take Your Index Finger & Thumb Of Your Left Hand And Press Your Right Ear Lobe => If You Have Done It Correctly – Then You Will Get The Same Feeling Back In That Instant.

    You Have To Repeat The Steps From 1 To 12 Many Times[At Least Do It For 15-20 Times In Different Days & Time] For The Same Incident Using The Very Same Anchor Every Time.

    Once It Is Anchored Deeply – You Feel Find That You Can Have That Mood – Anytime You Want It & It Comes Within You Even In Case You Trigger The Anchor Accidentally

    2.EFT => Emotional Freedom Technique – COMPLETE BELOW ARTICLE TAKEN FROM INTERNET

    This technique can be use very effectively in case of Fear & anxiety

    Steps for EFT

    1. Identify the problem you want to focus on. It can be general anxiety, or it can be a specific situation or issue which causes you to feel anxious.
    2. Consider the problem or situation. How do you feel about it right now? Rate the intensity level of your anxiety, with zero being the lowest level of anxiety and ten being the highest.
    3. Compose your set up statement. Your set up statement should acknowledge the problem you want to deal with, then follow it with an unconditional affirmation of yourself as a person.
    4. "Even though I feel this anxiety, I deeply and completely accept myself."
      "Even though I'm anxious about my interview, I deeply and completely accept myself."
      "Even though I'm feeling this anxiety about my financial situation, I deeply and completely accept myself."
      "Even though I panic when I think about ______, I deeply and completely accept myself. "
      "Even though I'm worried about how to approach my boss, I deeply and completely accept myself."
      "Even though I'm having trouble breathing, I deeply and completely accept myself."
    5. Perform the set up.
    6. With four fingers on one hand, tap the Karate Chop point on your other hand. The Karate Chop point is on the outer edge of the hand, on the opposite side from the thumb.
    7. Repeat the set up statement three times aloud, while simultaneously tapping the Karate Chop point. Now take a deep breath!
    8. Get ready to begin tapping! Here are some tips to help you achieve the right technique.
    9. You should use a firm but gentle pressure, as if you were drumming on the side of your desk or testing a melon for ripeness.
    10. You can use all four fingers, or just the first two (the index and middle fingers). Four fingers are generally used on the top of the head, the collarbone, under the arm… wider areas. On sensitive areas, like around the eyes, you can use just two.
    11. Tap with your fingertips, not your fingernails. The sound will be round and mellow.
    12. The tapping order begins at the top and works down. You can end by returning to the top of the head, to complete the loop.
    13. Now, tap 5-7 times each on the remaining eight points in the foll
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