Anxiety? Do you suffer from it? Here’s Help!
Are you suffering from anxiety?
The question is: how do you know you have anxiety? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. It is:
(1) : apprehensive uneasiness or nervousness usually over an impending or anticipated ill : a state of being anxious
(2) medical : an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it a): mentally distressing concern or interest b): a strong desire sometimes mixed with doubt, fear, or uneasiness.
Anxiety can be a normal response after you have lost a loved one to suicide. I remember feeling an overwhelming sense of fear when I couldn’t reach my mother or daughter on the phone. My heart raced and I feared that something bad happened to them. This was anxiety triggered from my grief. My mind couldn’t cope with losing another person I loved. I had not been an anxious person but grief caused me to feel that way. Perhaps it has you too. But, thankfully it didn’t control me or keep me stuck. It doesn’t need to do that to you either!
Don’t stay stuck
There are many things you must do to process your grief so you don’t stay stuck in it. One suggestion I offer you is to listen to music. It sounds so simple, right? But, it is now being scientifically studied.
Hearing is just one of your senses that you can use to calm your mind. Listening to specific sounds can benefit you and allow you to relax. Sound therapies have been popular to aid in relaxation for centuries. Indigenous cultures have used sound and music to improve their health and overall well-being.
UK neurologist Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson conducted a study with a particular song and participants who listened had positive results with anxiety reduction.
The song is called “Weightless” and it reduced the participants’ anxiety by 65 percent.
I use music and sound in my daily practice of meditation. I particularly like Reiki music. You can find your own that best suits you. It’s important to learn how to calm your mind so the fears don’t control you.
Music does more than calm your mind, it can bring great pleasure. Fortunately, there is music for all moods and I like a wide array of it. My favorite is tango music because I am a tango dancer. It was therapeutic as well as pleasurable after the suicide of my husband in 2005. It helped greatly in my recovery and helped save my life.
Therefore, use music to your advantage and don’t stay in a stuck state.
P.S. If you feel stuck I will help guide you on your journey and you will discover that everything you need is already within you. You can learn to love your life after loss. Start moving forward now. Click HERE to schedule your FREE consultation with me!
Love and Light,
Certified Grief, Life, Spiritual Coach
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