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.
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.
Mindscape Meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn – 20 minute guided meditation
If you live in or near Sedona, AZ, try Sara McClean’s, McClean Meditation Institute. She is truly connected to the Light and offers an ever-expanding array of resources.
FREE 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.
9-minute guided meditation with Kelly Howell
Pools of Light healing meditation with Natalie Eve Marquis
Guided Meditation Blissful Deep Relaxation by The Honest Guys
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