Archive: November, 2017

Releasing: An Effective, Natural Remedy for Anxiety

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 by Hale Dwoskin

Anxiety has reached what some would consider epidemic proportions, and with good reason. How could we not experience the feeling of anxiousness? All around us are traumatic events, natural disasters, divorces, taxes, crime, poverty, hunger, injustice, health concerns, war, death, loss, broken relationships, unemployment, foreclosures, violence, crime, and a host of other intensely stressful situations.

Even when these things aren’t happening to us directly or personally, just the thought that they might sends incredible amounts of anxiety to our already overloaded minds.

Here’s what happens… Your heart beats rapidly as though it might burst through your chest any minute. Your hands are clammy and your stomach is tied up in knots. It’s hard to concentrate. You know logically that there is no reason to feel the fear that is gripping your gut, but you feel out-of-control powerless to do anything about it. And, maybe, this is not the first time this has happened.

Does this sound familiar? If you have ever felt this, you are not alone and there is real lasting help in form of The Sedona Method.

The scientifically proven Sedona Method is an elegant, easy-to-learn, do-it-yourself system that will show you how to tap your natural ability to let go of any unwanted feeling, including all forms of anxiety and fear, on the spot. It works for all types of anxiety including fear of public speaking, fear of flying, social anxiety, chronic anxiety, anxiety over current world events, and panic attacks.

Anxiety is an unpleasant emotion no matter when you feel it

Anxiety invokes in us the essence of worry and fear. While a bit of anxiety is completely normal and likely unavoidable, if you feel anxious often, without reason and to the point that it impacts your daily life, you could be dealing with an anxiety disorder.

“Anxiety often comes when people hold in their fears until they begin to feel anxiety,” points out the American Psychological Association (APA). This may manifest, they say, as:

  • Endless checking or rechecking actions
  • A constant and unrealistic worry about everyday occurrences and activities
  • Fear and anxiety that appear for no apparent reason

In the case of severe anxiety, it’s common for the emotional strain to lead to a laundry list of physical and mental symptoms, such as:

  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Impatience
  • Being easily distracted
  • Muscle tension
  • Headache
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Excessive sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stomachache
  • Diarrhea
  • Panic attacks

Avoiding anxiety attacks can feel impossible when you’re consumed by worries, and those with severe anxiety may not even remember a time when they felt at ease. Instead, people with anxiety attacks often live on edge, fearing for their safety or expecting the worst to happen.

The Sedona Method can be used to get immediate relief of your symptoms whenever anxiety arises. It also helps to easily break the patterns of thought and behavior that cause these feelings to reoccur.

Breaking the Anxiety Cycle

At its heart, anxiety is just a feeling, and that feeling can be released. Right now, this notion may sound hard to believe, but thousands of people have freed themselves of unwanted emotions by doing just that, using releasing and The Sedona Method.

When we are feeling anxious we are holding in mind the expectation that the very thing we are afraid will happen is happening. This does not keep us safe – it makes us feel more insecure.

As you welcome or allow the feeling of anxiousness and recognize that it is simply a feeling, not a fact or who you are, it is easier to simply let it go and find your own inner sense of security.

You can also break through your anxiety by letting go of the expectations built into the fear. For instance, if you are anxious about not having enough money, you can let go of the expectation of not having enough money.

The more you let go of the often hidden expectations, the easier it is to allow the anxiety to simply dissolve.

Feel your anxiety dissolve on the spot

When you feel your anxiety or fear acting up, simply ask yourself the easy-to-learn and easy-to-remember questions that make up The Sedona Method, and you will feel the tightness leaving your stomach, shoulders, and chest. In its place, you will feel warmth and relaxation, all tension gone.

Free of your anxiety, you will feel more relaxed even in the very situations that you once felt you had to avoid. The noise of your mind will subside, and your heart will stop pounding in your chest. You will have the clarity of mind to say and do what is appropriate and natural in any life situation.

Let’s explore the idea that anything that we are afraid of happening, we actually have a subconscious desire for or expectation of happening. Once you’ve gotten over the shock that you somehow want a negative thing to happen, it’s often very easy to let go of the fear in this way. Consciously, it’s not truly what you want.

Try the following short, simple process. If you get stuck on any particular anxiety and are having a hard time letting it go, simply switch back to using the basic releasing questions. Check to see what is stirred up in the moment and let it go, or simply check to see if you want to change that you are having difficulty, and then let go of wanting to change it. Then go back to experimenting with this process for anxiety.

  1. Make yourself comfortable and focus inwardly. Begin by bringing to mind something about which you feel afraid or anxious – try starting with something small. Give yourself a moment to notice whether there is a strong feeling of anxiety at the moment, or a very light hint of anxiety. It doesn’t matter which it is: simply observe it.
  2. Now, ask yourself: “Could I let go of expecting this to happen?” or “Could I let go of wanting this to happen?”This question may have made you laugh. “Oh, come on,” you said. “I don’t actually want this to happen!” Well, try asking the question again, and notice what else you discover. In fact, if you go back to that same thing now, you may already be able to discern a difference. So, focus on that same thing you’re afraid of, or on something else, and we’ll go through a series of questions for releasing fear in this simple way.
  3. What is it that you’re afraid will happen? What is it you do not want to have happen?
  4. Now, could you let go of expecting this to happen? Could you let go of wanting that to happen?
  5. Again, you focus on something that you fear. It could be the same thing or it could be something else. Notice exactly what it is that you’re afraid will happen. If you’re afraid of heights, for instance, underneath it there might really be a fear of falling.
  6. Could you let go of expecting this to happen? Could you let go of wanting that to happen?
  7. Focus again on that same fear, or on something else that you do not want to have happen, on something that you worry about, or on something that makes you nervous. Maybe you have a fear of public speaking. This could include the fear of making a mistake or of seeming like a fool in front of a roomful of people.
  8. Whatever underlying fear you feel: Could you let go of expecting this to happen? Could you let go of wanting that to happen?

Check how you feel inside. Wasn’t it easy to let go in that way? This process will help you clear out the hidden recesses of your subconscious mind. After you release something that you’ve subconsciously wanted to happen, you’ll see a tremendous difference in your life in many areas, including how you feel.

Add this to your toolbox of Sedona Method applications and enjoy the results. It’s also great for those occasions when anxieties arise in your consciousness, but you don’t have enough time to do an in-depth process. Whenever you become aware of yourself thinking about an unwanted outcome, simply let go of wanting it to happen by asking yourself the question: “Could I let go of wanting that to happen?”

As you use The Sedona Method over time you’ll find that the exact situations and experiences that you used to find the most anxious or disturbing will become less and less so, until you may even forget that you used to have those kinds of experiences.

Let’s close with a few stories from people who have used The Sedona Method to overcome anxiety, once and for good. I think you will find them helpful and quite encouraging.

The gains I’ve experienced with The Sedona Method for the past year and a half continue to expand exponentially. I have completely relaxed my fear of flying that caused me to either limit myself or anesthetize when it came to flying in the past. I can’t even find any fear when I go looking! I’ve let go of my desire to control my outcomes and determine my destiny. I allow myself to be here, fully present. I now find myself able to let go in any moment during any situation, no matter how emotionally charged. I am more at ease with myself and others. Nothing seems to bother me!” — Carol McKay

“I released the “want for survival’ associated with my fear of flying. Underneath that fear was also a “want for control” — if only I could control the plane we’d be safe—silly! I have been able to fly without fear or discomfort for over a year, 10-12 flights.” – Judy Silvestrone

“My husband was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer. I woke up every day fearful of losing him. I did the Basic Sedona Training. The tools I learned helped me let go of the fear that he would die before me. Now I am able to be present with him and for him. We are living with cancer rather than dying from it. I stopped living in fear. Every moment is a gift we share.” – Veronica Davis

“I used to have a knot in my stomach as a result of trauma since my family went broke at age 14 (36 years ago). It is now gone.” – Joseph Blake

“I have felt a dramatic reduction in my level of anxiety coupled with a tremendous increase in positive energy. I think my blood pressure is down 20 points!” – Robert Lee

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5 Simple Steps to Let Go for Good

Friday, November 10th, 2017 by Hale Dwoskin

Let Go for Good

The Sedona Method is a simple, easy-to-learn technique that shows you how to uncover your natural ability to let go of any painful or unwanted feeling. This technique has helped hundreds of thousands of people to tap this natural ability to let go of uncomfortable or unwanted emotions on the spot.

A simple exercise

Try this simple exercise of letting go:

  • Pick up a pen, a pencil, or some small object that you would be willing to drop without giving it a second thought.
  • Now, hold it in front of you and really grip it tightly.
  • Pretend this is one of your limiting feelings and that your hand represents your gut or your consciousness. (If you held the object long enough, this would start to feel uncomfortable yet familiar.)
  • Now, open your hand and roll the object around in it. Notice that you are the one holding on to it; it is not attached to your hand.
  • Now, let the object go.

What happened? You let go of the object, and it dropped to the floor. Was that hard? Of course not. That’s what we mean when we say “let go.”

There are 5 ways to let go with The Sedona Method. The first way is choosing to let go of the unwanted feeling. The second way is to welcome the feeling—to allow the emotion to just be. The third way is to dive into the core of the emotion. The fourth way is by holistically embracing both sides of any issue or belief. The 5th Way of releasing is discovering from your direct experience that you have no limits and that you are not separate.

Five Steps to Letting Go

Let’s start with something small. Some point of anxiety or discomfort in your life right now.

Let’s say you are worried about a meeting. Or you want to impress someone important to you, such as be a date, boss, co-worker or in-law. Or you have some fear of something right now, such as a bill you can’t pay, a report you have to finish, something you keep putting off… any point of anxiety.

Choose something small for now, but real. A real feeling or emotion you may be experiencing that is not positive.

Make yourself comfortable and focus inwardly. Your eyes may be open or closed.

Step 1: Focus on the issue you would like to feel better about, and allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling in this moment.

This doesn’t have to be a strong feeling. In fact, you can even check on how you feel about this exercise and what you want to get from it. Just welcome the feeling and allow it to be there as fully or as best you can.

Step 2: Ask yourself: Could I allow myself to welcome, allow, or be present with the feeling?

This instruction may seem simplistic, but it needs to be. Most of us live in our thoughts, pictures, and stories about the past and the future, rather than being aware of how we actually feel in this moment. The only time that we can actually do anything about the way we feel (and, for that matter, about our businesses or our lives) is NOW.

You don’t need to wait for a feeling to be strong or to have a label before you let it go. In fact, if you are feeling numb, flat, blank, cut off, or empty inside, those are feelings that can be let go just as easily as more recognizable ones. Simply do the best you can. The more you work with this process, the easier it will be for you to identify what you are feeling and allow it to be.

Step 3: Ask yourself: Could I let this feeling go?

This question is merely asking you if it is possible to take this action. “Yes” or “no” are both acceptable answers. You will often let go even if you say “no.” As best you can, answer the question you choose with a minimum thought, staying away from second-guessing yourself or getting into an internal debate about the merits of that action or its consequences.

All the questions used in this process are deliberately simple. They are not important in and of themselves but are designed to point you to the experience of letting go, to the experience of stopping holding on. Go on to Step 4 no matter how you answered the first question.

Step 4: Ask yourself this simple question: Would I? In other words: Am I willing to let go?

Again, stay away from debate as best you can. Also remember that you are always doing this process for yourself—for the purpose of gaining your own freedom and clarity. It doesn’t matter whether the feeling is justified, long-standing, or right.

If the answer is “no,” or if you are not sure, ask yourself: “Would I rather have this feeling, or would I rather be free?”

Even if the answer is still “no,” go on to Step 5.

Step 5: Ask yourself this simpler question: When?

This is an invitation to just let it go NOW. You may find yourself easily letting go. Remember that letting go is a decision you can make any time you choose.

Repeat the preceding five steps as often as needed until you feel free of that particular feeling.

You will probably find yourself letting go a little more on each step of the process. The results at first may be quite subtle. Very quickly, if you are persistent, the results will get more and more noticeable. You may find that you have layers of feelings about a particular topic. However, what you let go of is gone for good.

Here’s a recap:

  1. What are you feeling NOW?
  2. Could you welcome/allow that feeling?
  3. Could you let it go?
  4. Would you let it go?
  5. When?

You did it! You let it go.

Let’s go back to the pen analogy: If you walked around with your hand open, wouldn’t it be very difficult to hold on to the pen or other object you’re holding?

The same is true with your feelings, too. Your feelings are as attached to you as the object is attached to your hand.

We hold on to our feelings and forget that we are holding on to them. It’s even in our language. When we feel angry or sad, we don’t usually say, “I feel angry,” or, “I feel sad.” We say, “I am angry,” or, “I am sad.” Without realizing it, we are misidentifying that we are the feeling. Often, we believe a feeling is holding on to us. This is not true… we are always in control and just don’t know it.

When you allow or welcome a feeling, you are opening your consciousness, and this enables the feeling to drop away all by itself—like the clouds passing in the sky or smoke passing up a chimney with the flue open. It is as though you are removing the lid from a pressure cooker.

Now, if you took the same object—a pencil, pen, or pebble—and magnified it large enough, it would appear more and more like empty space. You would be looking into the gaps between the molecules and atoms. When you dive into the very core of a feeling, you will observe a comparable phenomenon: nothing is really there.

As you master the technique of releasing, you will discover that even your deepest feelings are just on the surface. At the core you are empty, silent, and at peace—not in the pain and darkness that most of us would assume. In fact, even our most extreme feelings have only as much substance as a soap bubble. And you know what happens when you poke your finger into a soap bubble: it pops. That’s exactly what happens when you dive into the core of a feeling.

Releasing will help you to free yourself from all of your unwanted patterns of behavior, thought, and feeling. All that is required from you is being as open as you can be to the process. Releasing is a simple technique will free you to access clearer thinking, yet it is not a thinking process. Although it will help you to access heightened creativity, you don’t need to be particularly creative to be effective at doing it.

You will get the most out of the process of releasing the more you allow yourself to see, hear, and feel it working, rather than by thinking about how and why it works. Lead, as best you can, with your heart, not your head. If you find yourself getting a little stuck in trying to figure it out, you can use the identical process to let go of “wanting to figure it out.” Guaranteed, as you work with this process, you will understand it more fully by having the direct experience of doing it.

Learn how to get more advanced with The Sedona Method course.
The Sedona Method 4-in-1 Supercourse.