Do you know that we have over 60-thousand thoughts a day? How many of these are empowering? How many are full of worry, doubt, and fear? Scientists say over 80-percent are negative. For many of us, fearful thoughts lead to more stress and anxiety. #1 New York Times best-selling Author Jack Canfield says the word F.E.A.R. really stands for “False-Expectations-Appearing-Real.” What if you could stop the fear-based fantasies from taking root? What if you could emerge from the calamity of COVID-19 better able to cope with fear and anxiety?
General Anxiety Disorder
You probably know if you worry too much. Your mind races. You fear losing money, your job, your health, or other disasters that are just around the corner. An estimated 7 million Americans suffer with Generalized Anxiety Disorder as a chronic condition. All of us know people who are “worriers.” Being in a constant state of anxiety can severely limit their health and well-being.
My Own Journey with Anxiety and Fear
I come from a long line of worriers; I know about anxiety. Lately, I practice meditation and other mind-body tools that have transformed my life. I have found this particularly helpful during the Coronavirus. I can only imagine how the old self may have acted– frantic mother ridden with guilt and worry that I was not doing enough to protect my children from the horrible impact of this virus. Plus, I would be coping with all this with little sleep.
Years ago. before I began my regular meditation practice, I would carry stress in my gut and have trouble sleeping. I was ruminating over past or worry about the future. I would also wake up in the middle of the night and not fall back to sleep. This went on for years, until I began a regular practice of meditation, using Guided Imagery, and investing in my training.
Numerous research studies have found meditation to be effective for treating anxiety. Yet, anxious people often shy away from meditation believing they cannot meditate because they have too many thoughts.
Why Hirer A Teacher?
With a patient teacher, these objections can be overcome. As a mentor and coach, my guidance is to help my clients experience stillness for just a few minutes at a time and slowly build up. Gradually, we build up their mental muscle with skills and practice. Break through your anxiety. Breathe in love.
Below is my gift to you, my special worriers. A free meditation called Stress Buster to give you a sample of my work and to give you a Bubble of Calm during the ever-present stressor of COVID.
Light and Love,
Vicki, Your Mindset and Meditation Coach
Vicki Atlas Israel is a Certified Guided Imagery Practitioner and Meditation Coach. Atlas is passionate about bringing more peace and well-being to you and your family.