Will my mind ever shut up and allow me to enjoy my life?
How can I put an end to all these stupid worries, fears, and repetitive thoughts?
What Is Anxiety
Anxiety is, generally speaking, a mental state dominated by constant worries, fears, nervousness, emotional overwhelm, and uncontrolled negative thinking. It is often a reaction to our inability to control things, predict the future, or feel safe here and now. The uncertainty of life, with all the dangers and risks we perceive everywhere, triggers anxiety in us.
As it persists, it leads to a variety of physiological symptoms such as trembling, sweating, headaches, elevated heartbeat, fatigue, sleep difficulties, low energy levels, nausea, difficulty in focusing, muscular tension, and many others.
There can be a generalized sense of restlessness and uneasiness throughout your body, and this increases the stress you experience, and can also lead to many diseases.
It can also lead to psychological symptoms such as excessive irritability, obsessive behavior, social isolation, hopelessness, procrastination, hypersensitivity, emotional eating, cynicism and neurosis.
Types of Anxiety
Anxiety is a condition estimated to affect one out of every four adults. For some, it is about a specific trigger—such as
- social anxiety
- separation anxiety
For others, it is generalized anxiety, where you are constantly worried or fearing something. You can’t stop thinking about all the wrong things that happened in the past, that might be happening now, or that surely will happen in the future.
Moving beyond the strict medical definition, anxiety is present in the lives of most people, as an annoying background noise. It robs you of your energy, creates stress, makes you irritable, and holds you back with self-doubt and negative narratives.
Regardless of the type you have, the practices of meditation and mindfulness, properly directed, can help you manage and even overcome anxiety.
Meditation for Anxiety
The good news is that if you are tired of being bullied by your own inner demons, there are ways out of this mess.
I live a life without anxiety, and that’s not because of lucky genes—my mom and brother have both struggled with anxiety and panic attacks. But in my case, I’ve been studying and practicing meditation (and the teachings related to it) since I was 14 years old—and that just might have something to do with it!
The contemplative traditions of the East and West have developed various tools and teachings which are powerful in both managing and overcoming anxiety.
The breathing practices of pranayama, coupled with specific meditation techniques and mindset work can work wonders in dealing with anxiety. They allow you to change your relationship to your thoughts and feelings, and also gain more control over your body and mind.
I live a life without anxiety, and so can you. And you don’t need to dedicate two decades to meditation in order to get the benefits. In fact, a single meditation session (done right) can already help with anxiety. [For more information on the scientific benefits of meditation, see this article.]
Many people who suffer from anxiety have heard from their therapist or psychologist to try meditation. Meditation can definitely help a lot; and it’s even more effective if well coupled with other body-mind techniques from the contemplative traditions.
It’s essential, however, that the techniques be taught and guided with a specific focus on overcoming anxiety, and personalized to the needs of each individual. Otherwise, meditation can even induced more anxiety—it’s called meditation induced relaxation. Without the right teacher, you might feel that meditation is just not for you, and that would be a pity!
I’m passionate about helping you master your mind, and beat anxiety. I’ve studied and practiced meditation, mindfulness and personal growth systems daily since 1999.
In this process I accumulated over 8,000 hours of meditation, read hundreds of books, tried over 70 different practices, spent time on retreats with masters and instructors around the world, and nearly became a monk a couple of times. And since 2014 I’ve been helping thousands of people on this journey, through my work in this blog and my online courses.
(You can read more about my background in the About Me page.)
Change is possible. You can learn to change your relationship with your thoughts, calm down your mind, and find peace wherever you are. You can be more at ease under your own skin, okay with the uncertainty of things, and enjoying your life however it unfolds.
That possibility is available to you. If you are serious about overcoming anxiety, I can help you.
Join my 3-month Overcoming Anxiety personal coaching package and:
- Learn advanced breathing exercises that will instantly calm your anxiety
- Find the ideal meditation techniques to help you with anxiety
- Integrate mindfulness and meditation in your daily life
- Learn how to release physical symptoms of anxiety without medication
- Unveil the hidden scripts and coping mechanisms that fuel your anxiety
- Develop the ability to relax deeply
- Learn how to deal with recurring “What if…” thoughts
- Learn how to accept uncertainty and befriend your fears
- Be at ease with whatever life brings
- Develop believable affirmations and stop second-guessing yourself
- Replace negative thought patterns with positive ones
- Practice visualization techniques to change the way you react
- Address existential anxiety, mental anxiety, and environmental anxiety
- Learn how to focus on what you can control in life
- Change the way you react to anxiety and fear
- Change your relationship with your thoughts and feelings
- Have my ongoing personal support and accountability
Note: This is meditation-based anxiety coaching. It is not therapy or medical treatment.
As part of the coaching program, you will also have access to my Meditation Library, with over 50 different guided meditations.
Meditation is an essential element in this
Your Next Step
Life can be much better once you overcome anxiety.
As time is limited—and my main focus is on continuous self-development, learning and writing—I only allocate time to be with 20 clients per year.
If overcoming anxiety is important for you, send me a message below to inquire about my current availability for coaching.
Share a little about yourself, what you are struggling with, and what you have already tried, and then we can book a free 20-minute discovery call.