As I went to check my e-mail on Yahoo.com today I noticed this headline. “Voters say anxiety increasing” Since helping people overcome anxiety with NLP, hypnosis, Time Line Therapy and EFT is a major part of my one on one practice, it got my attention.
Now normally I advise my clients to stop watching or listening to the news because it bombards your unconscious mind with a constant stream of negative, anxiety provoking, panic attack inducing input.
Anxiety is created by vividly imagining (consciously or unconsciously) the worst possible scenario. Your unconscious mind does not know the difference between what is real and what is imagined so it creates all the same fight or flight chemicals in your body as if it was real. That’s the mind body connection.
Those of us who suffer from anxiety are especially vulnerable to the negative news because we have powerful and vivid imaginations. So if you take into account the huge amount of bad news to come out of the financial markets in the last few weeks before the upcoming presidential election, it adds up to a massive voter anxiety attack.
So, even though I follow my own advice and avoid actively watching or listening to the news, the fear is all around us: The economy is in trouble. What’s going to happen? Is it the end of the world as we know it? Will there be mass hysteria? What is the collective power of millions of anxious minds focusing on the worst possible scenario or negative outcome?
There is so much fear surrounding all of us right now that you can not help but be aware of it.
All that being said, what can you do right now to lower your own anxiety or to help the people you love who may be suffering from anxiety?
Here are a couple of links to some NLP techniques you can access for free that might be of help:
My suggestion for today is to visit the links above, watch the videos and actually put the NLP techniques into practice. Right away. Once you lower your anxiety you can then install a new belief or “program” that there is more than enough, that you are okay, that you can even thrive and prosper in these exciting times.
Please comment below and let me know if this was helpful for you.
– Mark Shepard, NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer