Anxiety

Energy Therapies Breaking New Ground

During a negative life event, the amygdala, the part of the brain that monitors the “fight or flight” system, holds on to the negative event which continues to repeat itself over and over. This is called a “the pain of a thought” and occurs at the cellular level. Energy therapies reduce or neutralize that “pain” so that the negative event can be forgotten, and life can become less stressful and produce peace of mind in an individual.

31 Secrets of People Who Live With Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the the most common form of mental illness in America , according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The condition affects 40 million adults in the United States. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. population.

Despite this, people with anxiety disorders still live with a stigma often associated with invisible conditions. So we asked our readers with anxiety what they wished the world could understand about it. This is what they had to say.

I hope you never understand

I hope you never know what it’s like to wake up and wish you hadn’t. Not because you’re tired and you want another few minutes of sleep; not because you’re hungover; not because it’s Monday and you don’t want to go to work.I mean you wake up, and you realize tomorrow came — and it’s not a good feeling. I mean you wake up and you open your eyes, only to close them right away and silently will yourself away from it all. I mean you wake up and you are disappointed that you didn’t, by some miracle, die in your sleep.

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