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Releasing: An Effective, Natural Remedy for Anxiety

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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