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Instead of Anti Depressants for Anxiety, Take This!

Out of desperation to relieve anxiety, many people go running to their doctors to get a prescription for anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication.  Although these medications can be helpful for short term relief, there are many side effects and can worsen the problem in the long-run.

When clients ask me what I think about going on meds for anxiety, PTSD symptoms and sleep issues, I usually advise against it, unless absolutely necessary.  I suggest natural supplements to begin with, along with breathing exercises and counseling to deal with the underlying issues.

There are many natural supplements that can be helpful to calm the nervous system and help to get to sleep at night.  L-theanine, the amino acid found in green tea, has been found to have a very calming effect on the body and it doesn’t produce sleepiness.   You can take it throughout the day, to remain more relaxed and because of the relaxation effect, it may help you to sleep better at night.

Here is a great article on How L-Theanine Works in the Brain to Block Anxiety and Stress

 

Finding Balance in Body, Mind and Spirit

Self love is really about taking care of yourself on all levels, body, mind and spirit. If you put all your attention in one area and not consider the other important area’s of your life you will experience a lack of balance.

People often come to me out of a state of emotional pain and chaos. The emotional part of their life is needing a lot of attention. This often happens when we ignore our emotions for too long. We develop sophisticated methods of suppressing our emotions so we don’t feel pain or discomfort and when our usual methods of suppression don’t work anymore we begin to experience the pain and discomfort we have long been running from.

When we ignore our body, we also experience physical issues such as gaining too much weight, lack of energy and illness. Our bodies need care on a daily basis and yet so many people put more effort in maintaining their vehicles than their own bodies. When we suffer the ill effects of neglecting our body, we don’t feel good on all levels.

The mental aspect is the part of us that thinks, analyzes, evaluates, solves problems and makes decisions. It is also the part of us that gets stuck in negative thought or stinking thinking. We need to practice being “mindful” of our thoughts. Negative thinking can lead to negative feeling and deep emotional pain. When you think the thought “I am not good enough,” you will not “feel” good. So practice minding the mind, watch your thoughts and beliefs. There is truth to the saying “what you think about comes about.” We can choose where to put our mind, but it may involve practice and conditioning. Continue reading Finding Balance in Body, Mind and Spirit

The Fear Factor; Dealing with Fear and Anxiety

Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 4pm PST on Pandora’s Box with Kaleah:

overcoming-fear3What do you do when you find yourself ridden in fear and anxiety? What is really happening and how can you find peace and tranquility?

In this episode of Pandora’s Box Kaleah discusses the fear factor. Why we are afraid for no real reason? What is our anxiety trying to tell us and what we can do to face that fear, make positive changes and find lasting peace? We will also delve deeper into Post Traumatic Stress and coping tools.

You can listen Online to the live show or call into the live show at (347) 826-9626.

Listen on Blog Talk Radio

Listen on Sedona Talk Radio

The recorded show is available immediately afterwards in the archives.

The Fear Factor; Dealing with Fear and Anxiety

Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 4pm PST on Pandora’s Box with Kaleah:

overcoming-fear3What do you do when you find yourself ridden in fear and anxiety? What is really happening and how can you find peace and tranquility?

In this episode of Pandora’s Box Kaleah discusses the fear factor. Why we are afraid for no real reason? What is our anxiety trying to tell us and what we can do to face that fear, make positive changes and find lasting peace? We will also delve deeper into Post Traumatic Stress and coping tools.

You can listen Online to the live show or call into the live show at (347) 826-9626.

Listen on Blog Talk Radio

Listen on Sedona Talk Radio

The recorded show is available immediately afterwards in the archives.