It was lunch break at the office. Mo practically ran out of the building in desperation for a cigarette. It was all too much for him. Life had become a living nightmare. For years, he was known as the top performer of his department, but his productivity had dramatically slumped over the past few months. His frequent cigarette breaks was beginning to alarm his manager.
Mo did not know how to get out of his head.
He battled with insomnia each night. After, tossing and turning for several hours, somehow he would eventually fall asleep. Barely two hours later, he’d jolt upright in a cold sweat. Any chances of getting back to sleep were out of the question. This had been going on for several months.
On this particular day, he was walking like a zombie in the town centre during his lunch break. A thousand thoughts raced through his mind. He was deeply concerned about his spiralling debt; about being stuck in a dead-end job instead of working with rich and famous like he always dreamt of; being a failure for not being able to support his parents. The final straw was that his wife was stuck in Pakistan unable to move to the UK because of immigration complications. They married over two years ago.
Mo kept pacing up and down the high street. As he threw himself deeper into his worries, his breathing became shallow and sporadic. All of a sudden, he felt a warm sensation in his head, he became dizzy and everything became black. The next thing Mo heard was:
“Are you OK, son?”
An old woman was gently nudging his shoulder and a small crowd had gathered around him.
“What?! What’s happened?” Mo muttered.
“I think you must have slipped” said the old woman.
He took a deep breath and then stood up. He strained out a smile for the old woman and then quickly walked off in embarrassment. After all, this was his hometown. What if someone he knew saw him?
On checking the time, he figured out he must have passed out for 6-8 minutes. It was already nearing the end of his lunch break. Within moments, he started feeling dizzy again. Before it could get worse, he quickly rang his dad for help. As soon as he got picked up, he sent a text message to his manager explaining his absence.
Mo could not figure out whether it was the antidepressants or other health issue that had caused him to pass out. But he knew one thing. Doing nothing about his anxiety was no longer an option. So he called me.
Mo is not alone in suffering from this type of problem. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 40 million adults in the United States (18% of the population) suffer from anxiety disorders. It is the most common mental health illness.
According to the charity Anxiety UK, an estimated 13% of the adult population will develop a specific form of anxiety disorder. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that depression impacts on an individual’s ability to function 50% more than angina, asthma and diabetes do. Anxiety disorders has been increasing steadily year on year across the globe.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
The physical symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Dry mouth
- Racing heartbeat
- Chest tightness
- Sweating (including cold sweat)
- Pins and needles
- Butterflies in stomach
Psychological symptoms include:
- Fear of losing control
- Feelings of detachment
- Feeling scared of blacking out, having a heart attack or even dying
- Inner tension
What are the causes of anxiety disorder?
On the macro-level, there are numerous environmental conditions that influence anxiety disorder. These range from electromagnetic pollution, industrial pollution, noise pollution and other environmental imbalances. Then there are the socioeconomics, political, financial, cultural and familial. (You can read more about the macro issues in a future article.)
The conscious brain of a newborn does not develop until they are three years of age. Before that age, they take in everything as if they were in a hypnotic trance. In other words, information is retained uncensored and unfiltered.
By the time a child reaches 7-8 years of age, the emotional blueprint for life has been fully imprinted into their psychological makeup. That imprint is like an architect’s blueprint. It will dictate how that individual will build their life.
The vital ingredient to any life experience is not so much what happens to a person. It is how they emotionally react or respond to what happens to them. For example, if a boy was dropped off in a middle of nowhere two miles from home and told by his mother to find his way home, his sense of safety would be challenged. If he feels his mother loves him, his perception blueprint will equate great adventures with pleasing mother.
As a fully-grown man, his life and work will be dictated by seeking out adventure with a need to push the boundaries of safety whilst still remaining safe. Have you ever met or read about someone who fits this description?
I am, of course, talking about how Eve Branson dropped five-year old Richard on a hillside nearby and made him find his way back home. She claims it made him who he is today.
Another example is when a young child only gets her father’s undivided attention if she throws a tantrum. Whether she throws one major tantrum or several, she will develop patterns of thoughts and behaviour that will affect how she interacts with other people, especially significant male figures in her life.
Ultimately, the feeling of having no control is what drives anxiety disorders and panic attacks. During a panic attack, the mind desperately wants to control the nearest thing it thinks it has conscious control over – the breath. However, in order to breathe correctly, one needs to relax and let go of control. Holding onto the breath reduces and eventually depletes the brain and other vital organs of oxygen. This leads to dizziness and nausea.
Energy balance and the energy field
Everything is energy. Your energy field carries trillions of bits of information. It is your universe. Your energy field extends, at least, 12 feet beyond your body. All that exists beyond your five-sensory perception is also pure energy.
Furthermore, energy is continuously flowing in you and through you. According to the Vedic traditions (i.e. yoga, Ayurveda), subtle energy known as ‘prana’ flows through channels inside of you called ‘nadis’. There are 72,000 nadis that channel energy to every cell of your body. The juncture where nadis intersect are called ‘chakras’.
When an individual is in a state of balance, the energy flow is uninterrupted and harmonious. When the individual suffers from psychological and, as a result, emotional imbalances, the internal flow of subtle energy is disrupted. The deeper the emotional issue, the greater the imbalance in the body.
When a person experiences ‘negative’ emotions (e.g. anxiety, apathy, shame, depression), energy is redirected from other bodily functions to keep the person in a state of fight or flight. This is the natural survival mechanism that all animals and birds have. During survival mode, functions such as cellular repair and cell growth stop. Your brain is trying to focus on keeping you alive. People who live in a constant state of fear and survival accelerate the ageing process and weaken their immune system.
Every cell of your body generates energy and an accompanying electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) differ from cell type to cell type and from organ to organ. A balanced body generates EMF levels that approximate to the electromagnetic frequency of our planet. Getting out of towns and cities and spending time in nature has a natural healing effect on the body.
Earth’s natural EMF has the capacity to support healthy life form. However, over the course of the past two millennia, Earth’s EMF has fallen drastically due to the reduction larva flow interaction with the tectonic plates. Consequently, going into nature is not helping us heal as deeply and rapidly as it did even 100 years ago.
After two months of hell, Mo approached me for help. In the first session, we addressed his immediate symptoms, which included insomnia, breathlessness and constant worrying. The key was getting him out of his head and into his heart.
We used two energy-release techniques I term ‘collapsing the charge’ and ‘energy discharge’ to address the immediate symptoms. In his two subsequent sessions, we worked on his emotional blueprint (aka ‘Life Map’).
Finally, I recommended he meditate for 10 minutes every day. I offered the ‘New Vision Meditation’, a guided meditation audio programme I designed that addresses low self-worth whilst helping the patient/client to anticipate a better future.
After just one 1-2-1 session a day over three days, Mo saw significant shifts. On the fourth day, he took himself off the antidepressants out of his own accord. His sleep patterns began changing. From night seven, he started enjoying 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Mo met and married his wife in Pakistan. The biggest upset for him leading to his anxiety disorder was the immigration issues he and his wife were fighting for over 2 years. About a month after the healing sessions, he flew over to Pakistan to apply for a VISA again. His greatest wish came true. The embassy granted her the VISA. Two months later she moved in with him in England.
Love and gratitude,