Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My Story

Anxiety symptoms ruled a large portion of my life. I will spare you all the details of how this came about and no doubt there are many theories of psychology that could be applicable in my case. What is more important is how I left it all behind and became a very happy person.

Eventually what helped me is Vipassana meditation, but now I look back on my life I feel that many other things I tried before also had their value. I could not have started with Vipassana if something had not changed before. I cannot tell you exactly what did it, but like Paul in the previous post, I read a lot and tried many different things. I even took up studying psychology myself in order to find out more about what was "wrong with me". This really helped me to make me understand certain underlying tendencies in my behaviour. And in turn it made me strong enough to consider doing a Vipassana course.

This is why I feel that what people like Paul are doing is very important. Of course you can ask yourself why anxiety depression has become such a million-dollar industry and if that is ethical. Vipassana meditation is always given free of charge, including even the food and board while you are at the retreat center (see www.dhamma.org for details). At least Paul offers you a money-back guarantee and when you compare it to going to a psychologist, it really is not that much money. It actually costs less then one hour of talking to a psychologist. I went to psychologists as well and I did not find it helped me very much, but maybe you are different. For me self-study was the best policy.

What I am trying to say is that all people are different but in the end, everybody has to find their own way out of anxiety symptoms, no matter how difficult it gets. This does not preclude seeking professional help, but professional help can only be part of the solution. In the end, you have to do it yourself.
This is why I recommend Paul's book (click banner above) because he has done just that ... read everything he could find to come to a greater understanding about his own mental thought patterns and behaviour. When you want to come out of anxiety symptoms, this is what you need to do. Stop lying in bed feeling sorry for yourself but get up and study .... try to understand. This is the only way out. The solution will not come if you stay in bed. You have to do something, because nobody else can make it go away for you.

Even when you find Paul's book not helpful. It does not really matter. Ask you money back and buy another book or find resources on the internet. So go for it ... do something! Good luck!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Anxiety

Anxiety - how Vipassana meditation helped me.

Vipassana meditation changed my life completely, and that is no understatement. I am now a much happier and relaxed person, while before I was depressed, suicidal and very stressed. I had panic and anxiety attacks and really did not know what to do with myself. On top of that, I was ashamed of myself. This is not to say that you can only do Vipassana meditation when you are are wreck like that. You can do Vipassana even when you are already rather happy, and still find a lot of benefits. But then again, this post is about my personal story and not yours.

What has changed me is seeing the truth. I used to go out a lot, drink a lot and even use some soft-drugs like most people of my age. After Vipassana I realised I was just doing these things to be part of the group, to be accepted. I could not love or accept myself unless others did so. The drink and drugs was a way out of my misery. For a moment everything seemed ok and I did not need to worry any more. For a little while I did not feel the depression and anxiety. Now I don't need these things any more and I feel better than I every felt.

Unfortunately this also had some negative effects. I lost friends because I did not go out any more. They said I had become boring and not fun. But my real friends stayed and my relationship with them deepened. We had fun in other ways and they loved it as much as me. When they wanted to go to the pub, they went without me. When they wanted to spend time with me, they did. Slowly people began to accept but in the beginning it was hard to be constantly tugged to try and get you to fall back into your old ways.

The most difficult challenge has been my parents. Due to Vipassana I realised that what I had been doing all my life is to try and live up to their standards. They wanted me to be one way or the other, and I always tried to comply, failing miserably because it was just not me. And then they would pounce on me telling me I was a failure, etc. This in turn made me very depressed and suicidal. Sometimes I would get myself up and try again but to no avail.

Now you must know that I have an IQ of 160 and hold two masters degrees in Science and Business. So I don't think I'm so dumb that I cannot succeed. What I did not do very well though was to understand other people and how they operated. This is why I could never really succeed in what my parents wanted for me.

More in next posts on vipassana meditation and how it helps with treating anxiety.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Anxiety Symptom

Anxiety Symptom Product Review

At to top of this blog is a banner with a link to a site that sells a really unique anxiety attack control program. One of things I like about it is that like myself, the author of this program suffered severely from anxiety attack and tried every method known to men to get out of it. In the end he succeeded and because he has gone through all the problems and pains, he knows what anxiety attack is and has a vast amount of knowledge about it. Not only does he share his knowledge on what worked for him to combat anxiety attack, but also everything that did not work and why. So it is not just another ebook about fighting anxiety attack, but a complete encyclopaedia on everything that is known about anxiety symptom, if it works and for whom it works.

This program might be a bit more expensive than other products you will find on the internet about anxiety attack, but I find it is certainly worth it. I have tried many ebooks on the internet that just did not work but this one covers absolutely everything. And what’s more, there is a money back guarantee so you have really nothing to loose. It does not cost a fortune and when you get rid of anxiety attack, you will really live again. Being relaxed and in control of your life is a priceless gift that only people who have suffered from anxiety attack can appreciate fully.


Most other programs I have seen simply tell you what to do, but this one goes into the causes of anxiety attack, the various cures and if they can work for you or not. But personally I found that ones you know how, you really do not need to spend any more money on drugs of any kind to treat your anxiety attack effectively. Just imagine how much money you will safe on that!

Anxiety Symptom

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Anxiety Attack - my experience

Anxiety Attack

For many years, I suffered from anxiety attack. I tried everything, from psychoanalysis to medications but nothing really worked. Some things helped for a little while to relief my anxiety attack, but eventually it would always come back.

One day I was feeling particularly down, I saw a friend coming towards me on the road. We said hello and he told me about somebody he met in the pub the night before. He said she was a very happy, radiant and relaxed person. I felt a little pang of jealousy because with my anxiety attack this was exactly the opposite of myself. He said that her secret was Vipassana meditation. I had never heard of this type of meditation, but my friend gave me the website address. He said it was a great way for treating anxiety attack so the same evening I was on the internet and had booked for a course.

The course was great and I felt better than I had felt for many years. But coming home into the stress of everyday life was a different matter. Soon my anxiety attack was back again. I tried meditation but as soon as I closed my eyes all the problems of the day came flooding back to me so it was impossible to meditate. After many years of meditation and many courses and moving away from my old life, my anxiety attack has disappeared, but it has taken a long time and a lot of effort. I am certain however that my anxiety attack will never come back. Vipassana really is an excellent anxiety attack treatment method. But it comes with a cost of time and effort, not something that many people can afford. Luckily, if it is just anxiety attack you wish to cure, then there are other methods. I wish I had known about them back then but I did not. Vipassana is a very involved spiritual path and although it helped me well, you need to be certain that this is the path you wish to travel. It has many more benefits than just curing anxiety attack.

In my next post I will write about another method which will help cure anxiety attack effectively. It is especially designed for people with a lot of stress in their lives, which is usually the cause of anxiety attack. So rest assured, there are effective methods to control stress and get rid of anxiety attack without going the path that I have gone. But if you wish to know more about Vipassana meditation, I will be happy to share my experiences with you.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Anxiety Attack

Welcome to this anxiety attack blog. Many people suffer from anxiety attack in our day and age and with this blog I want to try to help to overcome anxiety attack, which is something I have suffered from for years until I found the cure.