Anxiety & Stress Reduction

Resources for to Help Alleviate Anxiety and Stress

After the birth of my son, I began experiencing panic attacks. Debilitating fear would come out of nowhere and leave my heart pounding and thoughts racing. I struggled with anxiety and panic attacks for almost eight years, sometimes with medication. Then I discovered Jon Kabat-Zin’s book Full Catastrophe  Living and participated in an 8-week “Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshop, which changed my life forever – for the better. By the end of the 8-week program, I no longer needed medication and haven’t since (that was almost 20 years ago).

Along the way, I found the following resources to be very helpful. Give them a try and see what you think.


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for Anxiety & Stress Reduction

What is EFT? EFT is a self help technique in which you tap on your body’s meridian points (like acupuncture) to help release blocked energy on a particular issue. Learn more about EFT. My favorite EFT videos are by Brad Yates with Success Beyond Belief.

EFT YouTube Videos by Brad YatesBrad-Yates-YouTube-Videos

Anxiety Expecting to Be Afraid

You’ll Be Okay

Fear and Panic Right Now

Clearing Fear & Worry

Feeling Overwhelmed Financial Fear


Meditation

Learning how to meditate and incorporating it into your daily life is probably the single most important thing you can do to help reduce anxiety and stress. Google “Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), (your city, state)” to find a workshop or instructor near you.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) U-Mass Medical Center
https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/mindfulness-based-programs/mbsr-courses/mbsr-online/  

FREE Self-Guided Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program Online -If you’re highly self-motivated you can do the full 8-week Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program online for FREE thanks to the gracious contribution of Dave Potter.

Mindscape Meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn – 20 minute guided meditation

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness meditations are now available as APPs: https://mindfulnessapps.com/


Guided Meditations

Pools of Light Chakra Healing meditation with Natalie Eve Marquis

What If Anxiety & Stress Relief Guided Meditation, 12:50 minutes

9-minute guided meditation with Kelly Howell

Guided Meditation Blissful Deep Relaxation by The Honest Guys

 

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